Growth Performance of Kadaknath Poultry of Tribal Farmers in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan

C.M. Yadav and B.S. Bhimawat


The studies on growth pattern and gain in body weight were conducted under tribal sub plan on Kadaknath breed of poultry available in krishi vigyan kendra, Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. The differences at 0 and 1 week of age were found to be non-significant and at 2 weeks the difference was significant (pd”0.05) whereas at 3 and 4 weeks of age the differences between the two blocks were found to be highly significant (pd”0.01). The differences at 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks of age were found to be highly significant (pd”0.01), which indicates variation in the management practices between two blocks i.e. Jhajhpur and Mandelgarh. The overall average body weights pooled for both blocks i.e. Jhajhpur and Mandelgarh from 0 to 4 weeks of age ranged from 26±0.14 to 118±1.20 g. The pooled overall average body weights for both the blocks from 6 to 20 weeks (fortnightly) ranged from 170±1.62 to 888±5.62g. The Kadaknath birds attain 1kg body weight between 6 to 7 months of age

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