Poultry is the method of raising various domestic birds like chicken, turkey, emu, ducks, geese, etc. for their eggs or meat.
This has been practiced in India for such a long time that it has become an indispensable part of the farming and agriculture system.
India ranks third in the world in egg production and fifth in the world in chicken meat production. Although the production is mainly achieved
through commercial means, the rural poultry sector also contributes significantly to the Indian poultry industry.
It is looked upon as a reliable economic and nutritional source.
For a successful poultry management the
checklist includes proper site selection, site building,