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Poultry Farming (Code 361)


Poulry farming in India was mostly a backyard venture till 1960s. Indigenous chicken constituted the major share. Their productivity was around 60-70 eggs per bird per year. During the past three decades the poultry scenario in the country has changed dramatically. Today poultry farming has transformed itself into an organized industry. It plays a major role in the fight against malnutrition and poverty among the rural masses of our country. The importance of poultry sector in solving the problems of unemployment and under-employment is well-conceived by planners and personnel in the developmental programmes. Among the livestock vocations poultry farming requires only less capital investment and it is same time has in added advancing ensuring quick returns.


After reading this course you will be able to:
Know about poultry production in India.
Know the fowl, its classification and principle behind poultry breeding.
Understand the management of chicks, growers, layers.
Understand the poultry nutrition and feeding of poultry , etc disease and the centres of disease.
To develope entrepreniual skills in poultry farming.

Job Oppurtunities

1. Self employment: As owner of poultry farm 2. Wage employment: As a worker in poultry farm.

Entry Qualification

10th/metric passed with Science Background.
Level : Senior Secondary Course

Course Duration

One Year.

Scheme of study

Theory - 40%, Practical - 60%

Passing Criteria

Sr. Secondary: 33% seperatelly in Theory and Practical.

Course Content

Poultry Farming - I

Poultry Production in India, Biology of Fowl, Classification of Poultry Breeding, Principle of Poultry Breeding, Incubation Practices, Systems of Rearing Poultry, Housing and Equipments, Management of Chicks, Management of Growers, Management of Layer.

Poultry Farming - II

Management of Breeding stock, Management of Broilers, Fundamentals of Poultry Nutrition, Feeding of Poultry, Processing and Preservation of eggs, Processing and Preservation of Poultry Meat, Diseases of Poultry, Prevention and Control and Poultry Diseases, Commercial Poultry Operation.

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