Improving productivity of indigenous chicken in Northern Uganda

Originally posted on RUFORUM:
By Christine Nakkazi, College of Agricultural and Environmental sciences, Makerere University Over 80% of rural households in Northern Uganda keep chicken, mostly local breeds kept under the free-range production system. However, these indigenous chicken exhibit low turnover and low growth rate due to poor management and inadequate feeding which challenges…


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