Effect of season on growth and reproduction performance of improved backyard poultry in North Eastern Hill Region

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.9122    | Article Id: B-3192 | Page : 1071-1076
Citation :- Effect of season on growth and reproduction performance of improved backyard poultry in North Eastern Hill Region .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2018.(52):1071-1076

Manas Kumar Patra, D.K. Hajra, R.K. Das, Pradip Sarkar and Bidyut C. Deka

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ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Jharnapani, Medziphema-797 106, Nagaland, India

Submitted Date : 22-02-2016
Accepted Date : 9-03-2017


A study was undertaken to evaluate the seasonal influence on performance of Vanaraja (n=3924) and Gramapriya (n=2227) maintained in five different batches during 2011-14. Better growth was observed in summer during brooding. At brooding, mortality was significantly higher during winter in Vanaraja and during summer in Gramapriya. The egg production was higher when birds started laying in winter than in summer. The overall Hen Day Egg Production (HDEP) was higher in Vanaraja (p<0.01) than the Gramapriya. The fertility level varied between 68 to 90% in both varieties. The hatchability percentage on fertile egg set (FES) varied within the range of 70 to 90. It was concluded that better egg production performance could be obtained from Vanaraja birds, raised in summer and those initiated laying in winter. Therefore, the seasonal factors should be taken care of while raising parent line to achieve optimum production.  


Egg production Growth Gramapriya Season Vanaraja


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