Evaluation of Indigenous Poultry Improvement Project in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State

Olubamiwa, O.O. and Ajala, A.O. and Fabiyi, E.F. and Alabi, O.O and Adedeji, I.A and Animashahun, R. A. and Owolabi, A.O. (2016) Evaluation of Indigenous Poultry Improvement Project in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Trop. Anim. Prod. Invest., 19 (2). pp. 34-37. ISSN 1115-2540

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Abstract

The study assessed an indigenous poultry improvement project carried out at Irepodun LGA of Kwara State. The focal objective of the project was to facilitate traditional backyard poultry development through improved chicks’ survivability. Ten (10) indigenous backyard poultry farmers were selected based on willingness to participate in the project from Rore Village of Irepodun LGA and were trained on the rudiments of the projects and improved poultry management practices. Baseline data were collected at the onset of the project on the level of chick survivability and other parameters. Cages, feeds, medication were supplied while each farmer was to provide five laying hens. Upon hatching, the chicks were reared in cages for six weeks without the mother hen. The project was found to yield 70 – 90% chick survival up to 6 weeks of age. Bird mortality was noticed to decline considerably after 6 weeks of age when the birds are turned to scavengers. It is concluded that the innovation is result-oriented and therefore recommended for extension dissemination and farmers` trials.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Depositing User: TOLUWANI BOTU
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 19:05
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 19:05
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/1172

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