S. K. Dhariya, R. P. Mahadik, P. G. Mehta
A study was conducted in Ratnagiri and Raigad district on konkan region of Maharashtra state. Backyard poultry unit is low cost technology with good income source to small farmers with direct and indirect benefit. Mortality of chicks, no vaccination programme at village level and natural enemies of chicks were the main constraints in these backyard poultry units. Arrangement of vaccination programme at village level at proper stage, availability of dispensary at village level and arrangement of training of poultry management were major suggestion from farmer.
Keyword: Backyard poultry unit, Economic viability