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close this bookBetter Farming Series 13 - Keeping Chickens (FAO - INADES, 1977, 48 p.)
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Traditional types of poultry

21. They do not ask much In the way of looking after.

Often they are quite resistant to dampness, heat, and even to certain diseases: they are called hardy.


22. They are small.

They do not weigh much. They do not yield much meat.

23. They do not grow quickly.

You have to wait at least six months before you can eat or sell them.

24. They do not produce many eggs.

Their eggs are often small.

They produce only 30 to 50 small eggs a year.

So the traditional types of poultry must be improved.