Production and marketing of chicken at kimbibit woreda in north shoa zone, Oromiya region, Ethiopia
Keywords:Household;Chicken production;Marketing system
The study wasconducted to determine production and marketing chicken at Kimbibt Woreda fromthree representative kebelles by selecting a total of 150 households whoinvolved in chicken production. The data were collected by questionnaire,personal observation and interview like composition, marketing channels andpurpose of village chicken production. The result of the study revealed thatabout 80% of the households kept local chicken, 12% local and cross breed, and8% kept exotic and local breed together. The major sources of parent stock werefrom market (52%), research centers (6%) and hatched in home (42%) . In this study village chicken in the study areabecome sexual maturity and egg laying first at average 61/2 months, the average number of clutch/hen/years was 3 and their hatchability was 76%. 60% of the household reartheir chicken for laying, 26% for income source and 14% for consumption. Themain constraints were diseases 54%, predators 20% and 8% lack of professionalassistant. Therefore, to reduce these constraints government sector should giveenough training for village chicken producers to maximize their income forlivelihood improvement.
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