Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. While the production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 percent per annum, that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 percent per annum. As a result, India is now the world's fifth largest egg producer and the eighteenth largest producer of broilers.
Backyard Poultry Farm
The present high yielding poultry germplasm of both broilers and layers available in the world have been evolved from "Indian Red Jungle Fowl" (Galus galus) and Indian Game Bird "Aseel", which is known for its fighting nature. Both these birds are native of rural India . The present poultry industry is concentrating on high yielding germplasm for egg and poultry meat and catering the needs of urbanites and semiurbanites. At times, these products are available to the rural people at much higher price (about 10 to 40 %) than prevailing market price of these products. Interestingly the modern poultry industry is mostly depend on rural India for its feed ingredient requirements. The prices of these feed ingredients are much lower in rural segments of India compared to urban areas.
Advantage of Backyard Poultry farm
- It is good for marginal farmer
- Low investment
- Low Mantainence
- High Profit
- Dual porpose birds
- Low demand
- High price