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Study on Juvenile Growth Performance of Non-Descript Country Chicken Under Intensive System of Management in Puducherry

Binuni Rebez E , Hemavathi A and Venugopal S

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research (RIVER), Kurumbapet, Puducherry

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2023 : 100 (1) - pages 12 to 15
(Received: , Accepted: )


A study was conducted to evaluate the growth performance of non-descriptCountry chicken under intensive system of management in the poultry unit of the institute. A total of 150 day-old chicks were procured from hatchery unit to study growth parameters. The average bodyweight at 11 weeks was 816.04 ± 41.31g. The peak weight gain of 103.76 g was at 8 weeks.The cumulative FCR recorded was 3.26.The cumulative mortality was 3.32 %. The total cost of production/bird up to 11 weeks of age was Rs.158.66 with the returns per bird of 1.18.

Key Words: Country chicken, intensive system, body weight, FCR

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