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Duck Farming Practices in Tripura

Supritam Das Saidur Rahman
Vol 9(1), 157-165

The present study was undertaken to know the duck rearing practices in Tripura.“Stratified random sampling” technique was used to select 100 respondents. Data were collected through personal interview. The results obtained from the study indicated that 80.00 percent of the farmers were rearing ducks under free range system, mainly kept for consumption of eggs and meat. Majority of the farmers, 81.00 percent reared Desi/Pati duck and 19.00 percent reared Khaki Campbell. Among farmers, 74.00 percent used rice, rice grains, rice bran, wheat bran, kitchen waste for feeding the ducks and 100.00 percent used rice as supplementary feed. All the farmers (100.00%) were incubating the duck eggs by using broody hen. Majority of the farmer, 42.00 percent used clay box for incubation of eggs. The average egg production was 108 eggs/duck/year. The average age at first egg laying was 6 month. For the treatment of diseased duck farmers (100.00%) used medicine. There is a great potentiality of improving the productivity of ducks in Tripura.

Keywords : Duck Farming Practices Tripura

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