Domesticated Birds farming And Refresher Training Program at Bhairahawa, Siddharthanagar Municipality.

Domesticated Birds farming in Nepal and its popularity increasing between local farmers they raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, quail and geese for meats or eggs that provides a rapid return on your investment. Chicken, duck and quail farming in Nepal is very popular between urban and rural farmers of Nepal. Pasture raised chicken farming is a best source to maximize their benefit of villagers. Basically chickens grow on a farm for meat, eggs and down.

Chickens raised for eggs are usually called layers while chickens raised for meat are often called broilers but we have Nepali local chickens rising also. Chicken farm needs to control all aspects of nutrition, breeding, selection, incubation, hatching and growing to produce high quality poultry products at chicken farm. Rearing chicken is quite difficult than other species of poultry farming, before start an chicken farming it is necessary to know chicken farming facts like food, care, diseases, breeds and chicken farm management.

The program was conducted at Bhairahawa from 26th April to 28th April 2023 for three days. The training was attended by 30 participants of Micro Finance Members. The program was facilitated by Dr. Keshav Lamsal and Dr, Saurav Kandel as the trainers. The chief guest from Siddharthanagar Municipality ward no. 7 chairman Mr. Damodhar Sharma Ghimire, special guest director of Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited Mr. Top Bahadur Rayamajhi,  branch manager of the Bhairhawa branch of Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited Mr. Lekhnath Kafle, among others were present in the opening event of the training program . The topics of the training program covered Introduction, objectives sharing, expectation collection, Bio-security and shed cleaning, Preparation for brooding/brooding management, Management practices: litter, feeding & water, Light, temperature, humidity & ventilation, medication, vaccine & vaccination, Heat and cold stress, signs of healthy & sick birds, Catching and transportation of birds, grading, isolation, culling & disposal of dead birds, Important disease conditions (major diseases, symptoms to call for vets) including field visit to two different farms.

Overall, the training achieved its objectives as gathered from the evaluation of participants. The evaluation process revealed that women domesticated birds keepers who had limited knowledge on good domesticated birds farming practices had greatly increased their understanding in that area. The training has served as a good platform that has prepared them sufficiently to build capacities of farmers to improve on the domesticated birds farming practices.

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