Performance of Aseel and Dahlem Red crosses reared in backyard condition by farmwomen in Uttaranchal

C.B. Singh, M.H. Jilani and S.S. Bisht
Animal Science Section
GBPUA& T, Hill Campus, Ranichauri Tehri Garhwal - 249 199

The study was carried out during 2002-2003 under a TAR project at a high altitude temperate climate in Himalaya hills on a total of 380 chicks one old week of Aseel x Dahlem Red crosses in Backyard conditions by 16 farm women belonging to different social and land holding categories to asses their performance in scavenging conditions. The average body weight recorded were 49.68, 100.16, 160.20, 206.12, 440.40 and 740.00 gm at I st , II nd, III rd , IV th , V th, & VI th weeks respectively. The mean feed efficiency from 0-6 weeks observed was 2.92. The survivability up to 20 weeks of age was 96.50 percent. The crosses of Aseel x Dahlem Red studied for rearing as backyard poultry farming in high humid and high altitude areas of Utatranchal hills.

Source : IPSACON-2005

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