Poultry Studies 2015, Vol 12, Num, 2     (Pages: 013-017)

The Structure of Backyard Poultry in Bingol Province

Hakan İnci 1 ,Recep Bural 2 ,Turgay Şengül 1

1 Bingöl Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Zootekni Bölümü, Bingöl-Türkiye
2 Bingöl Gıda Tarım ve Hayvancılık İl Müdürlüğü-Türkiye
- This research was conducted to examine the structure of backyard poultry in Bingöl province, and to demonstrate its problems and the solutions. Study material consisted of the data obtained through face-to-face surveys with producers in the villages of Bingöl province. The villages were selected by by simple random sampling method to represent sample population, it was aimed, in the surveys conducted for manufacturers, to determine socio-economic status of the producers, their objectives for raising village chicken , management level , knowledge about housing system and manufacturer problems . According to the results, 75.7% of producers are male, while 24.3% are female. The average ages of producers are calculated as 45.2. Diseases are seen mostly in September-November (40.4%) and disease incidence was determined to be 53.2%. It was found out that concentrate feed was almost never used in poultry feeding in the villages. It was confirmed that mostly wastes and/or byproduct feeds (91%) pasture (59%) and grains (28.2%) were used in poultry feeding. As a result, it is necessary to give information and to support through experts and institutions about fighting against the disease to the growers. Keywords : Bingöl, backyard poultry, producer, egg, chicken meat