How to practice improved chicken farming Kundapitha village Have you finished lunch? Yes Let’s go to Mamta’s house. Ok. let’s go. AS we discussed, I have come today. Sit down. You finished your work early and came here! Yes, we came. Your daughter in law is doing well? Yes, she is fine. The child is sleeping. Let me help her sleep and then we will talk. Mother and Sasmita had come earlier to learn chicken farming.
I went to Dhenkikote market and bought ten chicks. Since we have bought chickens, please tell us how to take care of them. It’s good that you bought the chicks. You should remember three things to properly care for the chicks. First, vaccinate the chickens to protect them from illness and death. Second, provide a small house for the chickens to stay safe at night. Third, when the chickens will grow, they will lay eggs. The eggs will move and may break. So, you need to keep sand in one side of the house so that the chickens will lay eggs on sand. This can prevent the eggs from breaking. You came at the right time. We have also informed the livestock inspector to vaccinate the chickens. Lets go and see our chicken shed. Ok, lets go. Look, Sir has come! Namaskar! Namaskar! Is everything fine? Yes, everything is fine. He is Dr. Naik, Livestock Inspector! He always comes to vaccinate the chickens.
Yesterday we had informed him to come and he arrived at the right time. Sir will explain now. Since we spoke, I came for a visit. Have have kept all the chickens inside? Yes. Everything is ready. I am so happy that you all are quite interested in chicken farming! Let’s go and immunize the chickens. Sir, please explain to us when we should immunize the chickens. They came here to know about this. Fine, I am quite happy that you are interested in raising chickens at your house. When the chicks hatch whether 10, 20 or 25 — they should be given RDF1 strain within 1 to 7 days, either in their eyes or in the nostrils in the form of drops. Please bring the chicks. Hold it. You can see now. The drops have fallen in the eyes. Alternatively, you can give it in the nostrils, like this and it will go inside. This dose lasts for 7 days. The next dose is given after the 7th day and is called Lacuda.
You can give Lacuda in same manner, either in the eyes or in the nostrils. After that, you have to give RD R2B vaccination within 2 months. It will protect the chickens from dying and prevent from having white stool. Where do we give this vaccine? You can see how I am doing. You need to give RB R2B at the dosage of ml per bird either in their muscles or below the wings.
I immunized all your chickens just now. You need to immunize again after six months. Ok Sir. You should plan for immunization after 3 months again if you are adding chicks in intervals. So, you have to plan for immunization in every 3 to 6 months interval. You will get these vaccines either from medicine store or from government veterinary hospitals. You have to pay Rs. 40 per 10 birds if you purchase the vaccines from medicine stores. But you can get the vaccines at subsidized rate from govt. hospitals. Namaskar! Namaskar! This is our poultry shed. This is the corridor and we have made walls on two sided to get a small house for the chickens. This is the entrance where the chickens enter and exit. The wild cat can not catch the chickens at night if they stay inside. Keep wooden sticks and paste with mud on the top or you can simply use wooden sticks to cover it.
You will have to construct a small house like this. Yes. Its not a difficult task to do. Your mother and wife can help you. You can also construct the shed with bricks and mud and then paste wooden sticks on the wall. You do not need to engage your pregnant daughter in law in this work. Your mother can help you now. Yes. What can you do to help get better production from your chickens? 1.Immunize your chickens 2. Keep chickens in a small house, especially at night, to keep them safe and laying more eggs Its a small shed. Should we keep them inside the shed during the day or night? The chickens will stay here during the night. But we keep them inside an enclosure outside during the day. Come, I will show you. This is the enclosure. As we have a shed here to keep the straw, we have enclosed the four sides with the help of a net. If you do not have a straw shed, then you can find a cool place under a tree and then cover it with nets so chickens won’t be able to leave. You can keep your chickens safe this way.
In this way you can also protect your vegetable plants from being destroyed by them. Secondly, you can protect he chickens from wild cats and dogs. Thirdly, you can clean the chicken feces easily and dump in the compost pits. And the compost is very good for agriculture purposes. And most importantly, this will ensure that we keep the children away from the feces thus protecting them from illnesses. This enclosure should be built at small distance from the house in the backyard. And last but not the least remember you should always wash your hands with soap whenever you handle chickens with your hands. You should also wash your hands with soap after cleaning the chicken feces. What are the important safety aspects in raising chickens? Keep the chickens in a pen, not where the family sleeps and eats, as chickens can pass illness.
Today we learned so many things from you. We will definitely discuss this with our family members and follow the steps we discussed. We are leaving now. Namaskar! Look, he is coming. When did you come? Just one hour ago. What did you see? We saw your poultry shed and how immunization is done. You can sell the chickens in the market after discussing among the family members and can earn some money. We also sell chickens and get additional income. We buy vegetable with the money we get after selling the chickens. You can also do the same and get some profit. Who in the family should decide about chicken raising and income? Families should decide together who should care for the chickens and what to do with the production and income Sukanti Mahanta Saibani Mahanta Satyabrata Mahanta Sasmita Mahanta Mamshree Mahanta Ashirbad Mahanta Ganeswar Mahanta, Livestock Inspector Thank you..
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