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Broiler Production

Broilers are chickens raised specifically for meat production. Chickens are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals.

Broilers are the most preferred ones under poultry meat category. Many Private companies are involved with farmers in contract farming for boiler production. So marketing is no longer a problem. A broiler is a young chicken of below eight weeks of age, weighing 1.5 to 2 kgs body weight, with tender and soft meat.

Best management practices

  • Poultry house temperature: 1st week 950F is quite comfortable and reduced at the arte of 50F weekly until 700F in 6th week.
  • Ventilation: Maintain good aeration, remove the ammonia (bird droppings) regularly to avoid suffocation to birds
  • Lighting: 60 watt bulb for 200 sq. ft floor space
  • Floor space: 1 sq. ft. per bird
  • De-beaking: debeaked when 1-day old

Broiler health care

  • Start with disease free chicks
  • Vaccine against Marek’s disease at the hatchery
  • RDVF1 at 4-5 days
  • Drugs in feed to prevent coccidiosis
  • Keep feed free from aflotoxin
  • Cover floor with clean litter at least 3 inch deep after each cycle


  • Market at 6-8 weeks old
  • Feeders and waterers removed to prevent bruises during catching
  • Protect the in-transit birds from extreme weather

Some of the private companies involved in contract faring of broilers are Suguna, Coimbatore, VHL, Pune, Pioneer, Bromark etc.

For details regarding -

  • Availability of good breeds
  • Requirements and Making of poultry sheds
  • Feeding of poultry
  • Production of healthy birds

Please contact nearest Veterinary Clinics or Department of Agriculture/veterinary sciences or Krishi Vignan Kendras.

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Zubair Shaikh May 26, 2017 08:29 PM

What should I do, for getting banefit from these schemes and where should I aply for the loan please guide me.

zaid Dec 04, 2016 04:49 PM

I want to know the name of different strains of broilers available in the market

Akash Mar 07, 2016 02:55 PM

Really very helpful information, however I believe it is quite old info now. Can anyone get the updated info and project report.
Also can anyone address few basic querries?

bala krishna m Aug 29, 2014 03:27 PM

I did not understand for week batches,can you explain me

rakesh verma Aug 20, 2014 08:30 PM

impressed with ur project .it is good to see in brief

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