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The Broody Hens are used for stock multiplication. Women are in charge of all aspects of rural poultry production. This highlights the important relationship between women and rural poultry, as well as its role in ensuring the livelihood security of the rural farming community. However, the Rural Poultry Chicks’ non-availability is regarded as a problem.

Rural poultry farming is considered a profitable enterprise in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to the sale of eggs and meat. Approximately 75% of farm families have 6 to 12 Rural Birds in their backyard. Rural birds lay 40 to 80 eggs per hen per year, with 31 percent consumed by the family, 57 percent sold, and only 12 percent used for hatching.

The Broody Hens are used for stock multiplication. Women are in charge of all aspects of rural poultry production. This highlights the important relationship between women and rural poultry, as well as its role in ensuring the livelihood security of the rural farming community. However, the Rural Poultry Chicks’ non-availability is regarded as a problem.

However, the scarcity of Rural Poultry Chicks is regarded as one of the major impediments to the development of Rural Poultry Farming in the Islands. Furthermore, there is no commercial supplier of Rural Poultry Chicks on the Islands.

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