Gramapriya is a breed of backyard poultry or indoor poultry ( Can Be reared both types ) developed by the Project Directorate on Poultry based in Hyderabad .The Gramapriya starts laying eggs at an age of 175 days. In 72 weeks a Gramapriya chicken can lay 200 + Eggs.
Its egg is widely preferred specially because of the pigmentation, taste, flavor and suitability for special dishes. It also provides all essential amino acids and special demand for brown eggs In India.
1.5-2.0 square feet floor space is required per bird.Its Not a big problem and birds can be free in Day time and in evening or in adverse condition like rainy or extreme winter or summer bird’s remain in Indoor facility.
Feed consumption per bird.
1st week -70 gm
2nd week -140 gm
3rd week -210 gm
4th week -280 gm
5th week -425 gm
6th to 8th week – 560 gm.
birds are reared in the backyard they are more prone to parasitic infestation. Therefore, periodic deworming at 3-4 month gap is considered good.
Age Vaccine Dose Route
1 Marek’s disease 0.20 ml Subcutaneous
7 Ranikhet Disease (Lasota) one drop Eye
18 Ranikhet Disease (Lasota) one drop Oral
28 Ranikhet Disease (R2B) 0.50 ml Subcut/Intramuscular
42 Fowl Pox 0.20 ml Intramuscular
For small scale farming it’s preferred to go with ready made feed, because for small scale farming ,it very difficult to manage consistent quality with available source in different climate condition , which keep changes. But you can the formula as , its very easy.
Note- If you get fail to maintain good feed formula or any mistake you do production can be dropped to 50-100 eggs and you can’t achieve profit.
Brooding temperature and other preparations are like Broiler farming 95 0F in first week and should reduce 5 0F per week in successive weeks till 70 0F, but feed formulation and little management is different.
Suggested Practical Rations for Gramapriya chicks in nursery rearing:
Ingredients Diet using CAW Diet using rice kani Diet using brewers’
Ground maize 40.00
Soybean meal 19.00
Broken rice – 18.00 –
Deoiled rice bran 13.00
Dicalcium phosphate 2%
Lime stone 7%
Common salt 0.50
Vitamin and As recommended by Company which sell this Vitamin Premix.
Mineral mixture As recommended by Company which sell this minerals.
Additionally you can add herbs to improve taste of egg and Immunity of Bird.
Awla dry powder ( Phyllantus emblica ) 1 kg/Ton of Feed can be used and Dry Haldi Powder ( (Curcuma longa) ) 300 gram/ton of Feed
Summer management In Poultry Feed.
The increase in energy is best achieved by adding fat (oil) that stimulates feed intake and further improves the palatability of feed. Fat also reduces the rate of passage within the digestive system resulting less viscosity and better results.
·Minimizing the excess of amino acids improves feed intake
In Extreme winter A diet with very little lower protein levels with limiting amino acids will help in reducing stress to the kidney and also lowering of ammonia levels in poultry houses at time of Peak winter in early stage of Broiler life.
·Ammonium chloride supplementation through feed improves weight gain.
·Inclusion of potassium .5 kg / chloride 0.5 kg / MT feed in prestarter and starter diets is also useful
·Feed electrolyte balance should be maintained more than 250 mEq especially in the summer. ·Sodium bicarbonate addition in diet is beneficial
·Usage of Vitamin C (coated) at a minimum dose of 100g / MT of feed is advisable for better results.
Micro nutrient are also important never ignore it.
To maximize the performance rather than Antibiotic growth promoters are best tools to combat disease challenges and high immunity. An ideal combination of micro ingredients also helps to combat stres.
Selenium,biotin,chromium and other nutrients must be used like other minerals.
If you do this , quality of egg will be very much better,Production of bird will be also better with better immunity.