Trng. on hatch poultry by KVK-CIARI

Port Blair
23 Oct 2018

Small scale artificial egg incubators can help the farmers of North and Middle Andaman to hatch poultry eggs on large scale in a hygienic and scientific way. In this connection, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North and Middle Andaman organised a field day to demonstrate the “Best practices for hatching duck eggs in a Mini-egg incubator” at  KVK, Nimbudera. The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Mr Basudev Baroi, PRI-Member, Gram Panchayat Basantipur; Dr. Pooja Kapoor, In-charge SMS, KVK, Nimbudera; Dr. Shailesh Kumar, SMS (Fisheries); Er. Manoj Kumar SMS (Agriculture Engg.).
Mr B. L. Meena, SMS (Agronomy), and other KVK officials. In his inaugural address, Mr Basudev Baroi appreciated the work of KVK, Nimbudera and asked the farmers to adopt the best practices for good results from Mini-egg incubator. He also requested the KVK to impart training on the best practices for hatching of poultry eggs in Mini- Egg incubator. On the occasion, Dr. Shailesh Kumar, SMS (Fisheries) informed the farmers that the Mini-egg incubator was installed at the KVK under the NABARD project of Dr. T. Sujata, PI/ Programme Facilitator, Senior Scientist, Animal Science Section, ICAR-CIARI on “Sustainable Duck Farming in North and Middle Andaman”. Since then, a number  of farmers have adopted this technology and were benefitted from this Mini-egg incubator.
Demonstrating the incubator to farmers, Dr. Shardul Vikram lal said that the Mini-egg incubator can bring sustainability in the supply of day old birds at village level. He told that the incubators are important to maintain requisite temperature and humidity. He described the principle and procedure to operate the Mini-egg incubator. The participating farmers in the demonstration were also informed regarding the need to fumigate eggs. At last, the farmers also shared their experiences. Mr Manimohan Roy a farmers from Jaipur found the Mini-egg incubator very useful. He told that earlier he was dependent on department for supply of day old chickens but after the purchase of Mini-egg incubator he is now producing the chicken himself and supplying to others. Mr Birsa Hassa informed that it is very important to ensure that eggs are fertile. Mr. Bikash Bairagi told that the Mini-egg incubator is useful method to scale up the production of day old birds. In this programme, selected farmers were also provided the day old ducklings. A total of 21 farmers, nineteen males and two females participated in this programme. This programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Pooja Kapoor, In-charge SMS, KVK, Nimbudera and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, ICAR-CIARI.