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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2019 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 109-114
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2019.109.114
 
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Some Management Practices of SassoT44 Chickens under Traditional Production System

Fanu Woldemichael, Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek and Emana Getachew

Abstract:
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.
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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

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2019.109.114

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