Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
Curve Top
Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 109-114
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2019.109.114
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Some Management Practices of SassoT44 Chickens under Traditional Production System

Fanu Woldemichael, Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek and Emana Getachew

Background and Objective: SassoT44 chickens are classified under dual-purpose chicken. The study was designed to assess some management practices of SassoT44 chickens under traditional production system in north Shewa Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Materials and Methods: The three districts were selected based on agro-ecology from north Shewa Zone. From these districts, a total of 9 kebeles were purposively selected. A simple random sampling was employed to select the respondents in each kebele who have four and above exotic chickens. Cross-sectional study design was used to assess the management practices of SassoT44 chickens. Results: The results reviled that 16.6% of the respondents used disinfectants to disinfect the chicken house after cleaning. Most (93.54%) of the respondents replied SassoT44 chickens got their feed through scavenging with little supplementation. The main feed supplement was maize (60.31%). The common source of water for chickens was river water (66.77%). The major disease reported in the study area was Newcastle disease (70.77%) due to less vaccination practice (27.69%) against the disease. Throwing (66.46%) of dead thicken were the main disposal method among others. Conclusion: The management practice has a gap in the study area. Therefore, giving of practical training focusing on best management practices is strongly needed to improve poultry production.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

Fanu Woldemichael, Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek and Emana Getachew, 2019. Some Management Practices of SassoT44 Chickens under Traditional Production System. Journal of Applied Sciences, 19: 109-114.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2019.109.114






Curve Bottom