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Asian Journal of Rural Development
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-12
DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.1.12
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Family Poultry as a Tool in Alleviating Environmental Hazards in Settled Areas of Transhumant Families in Gezira Scheme Sudan
Sayda A.M. Ali

A study was conducted to evaluate the family poultry status with reference to all management practices, marketing and the socio-economic on some villages of transhumant people who settled in Gezira Scheme in cut-out areas. Results revealed that women constitute the highest chickens’ care takers (70%), all the flocks are from local breeds. The average flock size (including chicks) was 40. The housing and feeding system is scavenging; small backyard house (25%) is used. Chickens were offered waste household and some grains. Proper feeders and drinkers rarely used and were not usually cleaned. No proper safe place for egg laying and hatching. Hatchability was around 71-80% and the best hatchability was during winter (70% of chicks were hatched during winter). The sitting hens very rarely offered feed and water. Newly hatched chicks were not confined in a proper house neither provided with and water (70%), but left scavenging with their mothers. Chicks’ mortality was 50% in early ages which is mainly due to predators and diseases (35 and 15% for predators and diseases, respectively). Vaccination against Newcastle Disease (ND) and other infectious diseases was not undertaken. Seventy percent of farmers are willing to have their flocks vaccinated. The villages were not visited by extension officer, 77.5% of farmers agree to have extension programmes. In spite of this poor management and production, these farmers feel happy, because they gain some money that help in covering some expenses of important life’s needs.
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How to cite this article:

Sayda A.M. Ali , 2012. Family Poultry as a Tool in Alleviating Environmental Hazards in Settled Areas of Transhumant Families in Gezira Scheme Sudan. Asian Journal of Rural Development, 2: 1-12.

DOI: 10.3923/ajrd.2012.1.12








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