African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Article in Press

Productive and Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Chickens Reared in Hulbareg District, Silte Zone, Central Ethiopia

Solomon Musemaa, Tajudin Denurb, Abdi Wabelac, Dawit Nebretd

  •  Received: 12 October 2023
  •  Accepted: 19 January 2024
The study was conducted to investigate husbandry practice as well as the reproductive and productive performance of local chicken. According to the analysis of respondents' educational levels, 65 (54.17%) of them can write and read. The fact that 92 of the respondents (76.67%) had a married marital status shows that poultry can be a source of employment and income for families. For this study, a total of 120 native chicken farmers in the villages of the district were consulted. Information on hatchability, egg per clutch, egg per year, average age at production, time spent raising, mortality, and egg per clutch. The major constraint which affects productive and reproductive performance of indigenous chickens are diseases and predators, feed shortages, lack of training and extension services, and lack of proper marketing systems.

Keywords: Back yard, Productive performance, Reproductive performance