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  • N.V.Rajesh Assistant Professor, Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, TANUVAS, Ramanathapuram – 623 503
  • T.A.Vijayalingam Professor and Head, Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, TANUVAS, Ramanathapuram – 623 503
  • S.Ilavarasan Assistant Professor, Regional Research and Educational Centre, Machuvadi, Pudukottai
  • M. Boopathy Raja Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary College and Research Institute, TANUVAS, Ramayanpatti, Tirunelveli


Aseel, Kadaknath, Siruvidai, Body weight gain, Backyard system


The study on the assessment of body weight gain in three indigenous chicken breeds viz., Aseel, Kadaknath and Siruvidai chicken were conducted in five poultry farms of Vendhoni village, Ramanathapuram district. The body weight gain both between the breeds and farms were statistically analysed for a period of 20 weeks. All the five selected farms were distributed with day old (0 Day) Aseel, Kadaknath and Siruvidai chicks (Each 10 Nos) and about 50 kg each of commercial chick mash (Nutrikraft®). The body weight gain was recorded and assessed every week until 20 weeks. Among the three breeds analysed, a highly significant difference (P ≤ 0.01) existed with Aseel breed having higher body weight gain (1.441 kg) followed by Kadaknath (0.887 kg) and Siruvidai (0.737 kg) at 20 weeks of age.  The weight gain recorded during fourth and eighth weeks of age showed a highly significant (P ≤ 0.01) change among all the three breeds. The weight gain of Kadaknath and Siruvidai were highly significant (P ≤ 0.01) during 12th and 16th week of age. Whereas the weight gain in Aseel was found to be non-significant (P ≥ 0.05) in the same period of study. During 20th week, Siruvidai showed highly significant (P ≤ 0.01) change in weight gain and Aseel and Kadaknath showed non-significant (P ≥ 0.05) change.  Overall, Aseel had higher body weight gain than Kadaknath and Siruvidai breeds. All the three breeds were found to be well adapted to the hot and humid climatic condition of this district.


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STUDY ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE OF THREE INDIGENOUS CHICKEN BREEDS IN RAMANATHAPURAM DISTRICT. (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(5), 89-94.