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Title: <i style="">Bukhari</i>-An indigenous method of brooding in remote and rural areas
Authors: Chaurasia, R K
Prakash, B
Sasidhar, P V K
Sharma, V B
Keywords: <i style="">Bukhari</i>
Indigenous brooding method
Issue Date: Apr-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl</b>.<b style=""><sup>8</sup>: </b>A01K41/02, A01K41/04, A01K41/06
Abstract: An investigation was carried out in order to evaluate <i style="">Bukhari,</i> 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 <i style="">Bukhari </i>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 <i style="">Bukhari</i> 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 <i style="">Bukhari</i> 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 <i style="">Bukhari </i>and conventionally brooded chicks. The study recommends<i style=""> Bukhari</i> 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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