CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND EGG QUALITY IN METEKEL ZONE, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

The study was conducted in Metekel Zone, Northwest Ethiopia to characterize indigenous chicken production system and to analyze egg quality parameters. The data was collected through structured questionnaire and focused group discussion, egg quality analysis were done in poultry farm laboratory of Haramaya University. The research was conducted in three districts of Metekel Zone. Four kebeles from each district and two kebeles from each agro-ecology of (highland and lowland) were selected. From each kebele 10 households were used for the survey data collection and 15 eggs per kebele were used for egg quality analysis. The average age of indigenous chicken at sexual maturity was 6.4±0.58 and 6.4±0.58 months, in the highland and lowlands, respectively. The total number of egg yield/hen/year was 45.7±6.58 and 46.9±6.88 and the average numbers of egg incubated per hen in one cycle was 11.9±1.6 and 11.6±1.97 with an average numbers of eggs per set for incubation was 11.8±2.57 and 12.5±1.79 in the highland and lowland, respectively. The average number of egg per clutch per year was 3.39 at lowland and 3.25 at highland at which there was no significant difference between agro-ecologies (P>0.05). The average hatchability of egg from highland and lowland were 88.14% and 74.64%, respectively. The average survival of chicken up to adult was 7.81±3.24 and 5.74±3.01 in the highland and lowland, respectively. Egg weight was significantly higher (P
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APA

Gurmessa, H (2024). CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND EGG QUALITY IN METEKEL ZONE, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/characterization-of-indigenous-chicken-production-system-and-egg-quality-in-metekel-zone-north-west-ethiopia

MLA 8th

Gurmessa, Hordofa "CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND EGG QUALITY IN METEKEL ZONE, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/characterization-of-indigenous-chicken-production-system-and-egg-quality-in-metekel-zone-north-west-ethiopia. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

Gurmessa, Hordofa . "CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND EGG QUALITY IN METEKEL ZONE, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/characterization-of-indigenous-chicken-production-system-and-egg-quality-in-metekel-zone-north-west-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Gurmessa, Hordofa . "CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND EGG QUALITY IN METEKEL ZONE, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/characterization-of-indigenous-chicken-production-system-and-egg-quality-in-metekel-zone-north-west-ethiopia