International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Agricultural Economics | Nigeria | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019 | Rating: 6.6 / 10

Role of Local Chicken (Gallus Domesticus) in Economic Development of Rural Farmers in Nigeria: A Review

Hamisu Abdulhamid [2] | Aliyu Abubakar Musa [2] | Abubakar Musa [2]

Abstract: The benefits of domestic chickens are frequently overlooked. The study was conducted to determine the benefits played by domestic chickens in the economic development of rural households in Nigeria. It revealed that domestic chickens contribute to the livelihold of the rural households in terms of income generation and nutritional value, and that the bird possesses qualities like an ability to hatch on their own, brood, scavenge for a major part of their feed and appreciated immunity from endemic diseases. The most causes of domestic chicken mortality are as a result of diseases and predators. Therefore, the government and NGOs should engage more in sensitizing the public about the contributions and benefits of raising domestic chickens. .

Keywords: Domestic Chickens, Benefits, Rural Household, Income Generation

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,

Pages: 2224 - 2228

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