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Training on Backyard Poultry Rearing

A one day training on “ Scientific management of backyard poultry “was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR –CCARI, Old Goa on 7th July 2017. Dr. Udharwar Sanjaykumar , SMS (Animal Science ) spoke on importance and economics of backyard poultry farming. He practically demonstrated different varieties of backyard poultry birds maintaining at poultry demonstration units like vanraja, Srinidhi, Grampriya and khadaknath birds , mixing of different ingredients to make starter and layer feed required for chicks and adult poultry birds , how to know sex in one day old chicks, deep litter management, brooding management , debeaking in birds and various medicines (vaccines , deworming medicines) required in the treatment of birds. Dr. Soloman Rajkumar, Scientist (Animal Science) gave lecture on care and management of chicks , grower and layer backyard birds and advised farmers to do backyard poultry farming with PDP-ICAR Hyderabad developed improved backyard varieties like Srinidhi , Vanaraja and Grampriya birds which are performing well in goan climatic conditions . . Dr. Suchita Rajkumar, Scientist talked on healthcare management and presented in detail about various diseases in backyard poultry and its preventive measures . Mr. H.R.C.Prabhu , Programme Coordinator distributed certificates to all the farmers and told to maintain some of the backyard birds which gives fresh eggs , small quantity of manure which well suits for Integrated Farming System of Goa and gives some additional income to the farmers . Total of 23 farmers from different places of Goa were participated in this training programme.

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