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Title: Bukhari-An indigenous method of brooding in remote and rural areas
Authors: Chaurasia, R K
Prakash, B
Sasidhar, P V K
Sharma, V B
Keywords: Bukhari
Indigenous brooding method
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: Int. Cl.8: A01K41/02, A01K41/04, A01K41/06
Abstract: An investigation was carried out in order to evaluate Bukhari, an indigenous method of brooding in the remote and hilly areas of rural India. A total of 400 chicks, divided into four groups of 100 each were used for the experiment. Three groups were used for Bukhari brooding and rest 100 were under conventional brooding method. The chicks were brooded for a period of three weeks under similar managemental conditions. At the end of brooding period, the body weight, weight gain, feed consumption and conversion efficiency were 561±1.80 gm and 518.30±4.68 gm; 265.20±1.80 and 268.70±3.38 gm; 1153 gm and 1054.99 gm; and 2.33 and 2.10 respectively for conventional and Bukhari brooded groups. However, at the age of six weeks they were in the order of 1656.56±5.81 gm and 1614.79±7.34 gm; 413.68±2.92 gm and 382.42±3.10 gm; 3721 gm and 3736.25 gm; 2.33 and 2.72 respectively, for conventional and Bukhari brooded groups. The dressing and mortality percentage in both the groups were found to be 74.68±0.24 and 73.92±0.31; 2.00 and 3.34 respectively, showing no significant difference in performance between Bukhari and conventionally brooded chicks. The study recommends Bukhari as a safe, economic and suitable indigenous method of brooding to conventional brooder in remote and rural areas having no or limited availability of power/electricity supply.
Description: 191-196
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(2) [April 2006]

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