Black Meat Chicken is three famous types available in the world. They are available in three colors and namely golden, penciled, and dark black. Kadaknath chicken is the best poultry breed in India and its native is the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, India. Kadaknath chicken is popular for its black meat and known as BMC (black meat chicken). Kadaknath chicken is famous for its meat quality, texture and taste, and medicinal property. The demand for Kadaknath chicken is growing day by day and spread across other Indian states due to their high medicinal values. Especially Kadaknath chicken had great medicinal value in homeopathy and useful in treating a particular nervous disorder. Basically, Kadaknath chickens are reared by tribal communities in Bhil and Bhilala in the districts Jhabua and Dhar in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Kadaknath chicken raising especially in the states Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu. Kadaknath chicken meat and eggs are in black color.
kadaknath breed comes in three differently colored feathers viz. Jet black, Pencilled and Golden Kadaknath.
The Jet black adult males and females are black in color, Golden adult males and females are black in color with Golden feathers on head and neck, and Pencilled variety male and female was black with white feathers on the neck. In all varieties, skin, beak, shanks, toes, and soles of males and females was a dark gray color, And tongue was the dark gray or light black color. Comb, Wattles, and earlobes were light gray to dark gray-colored, and also purple hue colored was also observed. In all varieties of Kadaknath breed, most of the internal organs are black in color. which is due to the deposition of melanin pigment in the connective tissue of organs and in the dermis.
Female-Female starts laying eggs after 6 months. not a good broody hen.
Male – Males are almost double the size of females.
Feather – Feather is shiny and dark black. Some feathers reflect green color in sunlight.
Comb – Comb is black. It is fully developed in a healthy rooster.
Legs – The muscular legs are also black in color.
Tongue – Black.
Egg –The eggs of kadaknath are black in color. But the color is creamy.
A huge opportunity in kadaknath Poultry farming because most popular and o black meat chicken breed in India.
There is a small investment need to start kadaknath chicken farming if you have free space in the backyard with few hens.
kadaknath ready for sale in 4 to 5 months. It can easily achieve 1.5 kg in 5 months.
The weight of male kadaknath is 1.5 kg and the female 1 to 1.2 kg.
This chicken breed has a good Food conversion ratio , and achieves good weight in a short duration time.
Disease in this breed is low compared to broiler chicken.
Kedarnath chick price is 45 rs and the one-month-old price is 80 to 100rs.
|Kadaknath chicken||Desi chicken|
|Eggs production in a year||110 – 120||70 – 80|
|Weight of egg||40 – 45 g||30 – 35|
|Egg colour||Dark Brown||Light Brown|
|Price of Egg||20 – 25 Rs||10 – 15|
|Egg Spoilage during Hatching||20%||30%|
|Tenderness of meat||Lean and soft||Hard|
|Meat colour||Black||Light Red|
|Market Price (5 Months)||800-1000 Rs||500 – 600|
Hens of this breed show poor brooding ability and the eggs are, therefore, kept under Desi hens for hatching a traditional practice followed by tribal in this area. A bamboo basket is lined with crop residue of paddy/wheat or dried grass to provide a cushion for the eggs to be hatched. Eggs of both Desi and Kadaknath birds are placed on this cushion to be hatched by a broody Desi hen. This traditional technique is being encouraged by the PFT to propagate Kadaknath through natural means and ensure the availability of Kadaknath chicks in the villages.
The reproductive and productive performance traits include broodiness, hatchability percent on total egg basis, age initially egg, and egg production during first, second, third, and fourth laying cycles. after the attainment of sexual maturity, a hen starts laying eggs and continues for 15 to twenty days. this termed as a laying period, after the bird becomes broody and incubates the eggs for 21 to 26 days. This period may be termed as the incubation period. After the hatching of chicks hen broods them for 35 to 70 days, this period may be termed as the brooding period. This completes one laying cycle and then the birds enter the next laying cycle. Each laying cycle comprises of three to 4 months duration, which ends up in 3 or 4 laying cycles per annum . Although the birds lay eggs throughout the year but low during summer, particularly in the month of May and June. Even if eggs are laid but hatchability was very poor.
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Investment depends on the capacity of chicks, The starting cost of Kadaknath Poultry farming usually differs from the number of Kadaknath. if you wish to start with 1 days Chicken, the per bird cost start from 20 to 30 rs. and Chicken of 7 days it will cost around 70 to 80 rs per bird.
|Ingredients||Brooder mash (0-8 weeks) in grams||Grower mash (9-19 weeks) in grams||Layer mash (20-72 weeks) in grams|
Kadaknath Chicken, offers more rich levels of nutrition to humans. Kadaknath chicken meat has an intense and distinctive taste, and it contains had high protein 25% white chicken meat 18%. And rich in vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C, and E, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and iron, the inky fowl has a low-fat content of only 0.73-1.03% and 25% in other chicken breeds. Kadaknath meat contains 18 amino acids, eight are essential for the human body. Black meat considered healthier as it contains 24% linoleic acid, as opposed to the 21% in white chicken., The cholesterol level in Kadaknath is only 184.75 mg/100 gm and other chicken varieties218.12 mg/100 gm level present in. This Kadaknath meat and eggs are highly desirable to the health-conscious.
Nutritional Value Comparison:- The chart compares the Kadaknath nutritional values with other chicken breeds.
Properties Kadaknath Chicken Other Breeds of Chickens
Protein content 25% other 18 to 20%
Fat content 0.73 to 1.03 other 13 to 25%
Linoleic Acid 24% other 21%
Cholesterol 184mg / 100gm 218.mg / 100gm
Single Kadaknath can lay 100 to 110 eggs in their life span and the cost per egg is around 25–40 rs. you sell the eggs earn 2500- 4000 and chicken cost per kg is around 700rs, and you can get 1200 to 1500 per chicken.
Kadaknath Chicken can be even consumed by heart patients and sugar patients that makes increases its demand and cost. Apart from this the ratio of purchased chicks and grown chicken is very high.
Kadaknath chicken suggested by doctors for heart patients and diabetes patients. It’s the most expensive yet beneficial chicken available in the market.
1. find the local market and potential of customers
2. Prepare the blueprint of the business
3.Arrange the assets
4.Prepare a marketing funnel
5.Setup the Farm structure
6.Deliver the quality
|Shed cost (10×40)||15000|
|200 chicks (1 month old, |
80 Rs per chick)
|12 bags of 50 kg |
Company Poultry feed
|4 Quintal Maze||8000|
|Total Recurring cost||44200|
|Mortality (10%) 20 chicken died|
|180 chickens sold at the rate of |
800 Rs Per chicken
|150 Eggs sold at the rate |
of 15 rs per Egg
Total Profit = Total income – Total recurring cost
= 146250 – 44200
Total Profit = 102250 Rs (In 5 Months)