Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. Small poultry farms can be opened by farmers and agricultural labourers as a subsidiary occupation. Individual Farmers, Agricultural Labourers who are experienced/ trained in poultry management.

Limited Companies, etc., are eligible for bank credit for large poultry units. These units should have trained/ technically qualified personnel for running the unit. NABARD and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) promotes this scheme to encourage entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in rural and backward areas.Loan from banks with refinance facility from NABARD is available for starting poultry farming. For poultry farming schemes with very large outlays.

purchase of poultry equipment such as feeders, waterers, brooders ,for creating infrastructure items for supply of electricity, feed, water and for the purchase of day old chicks or ready to lay pullets andforor meeting working capital requirement in respect of feed, medicines and veterinary aid etc. for the first 5 to 6 months (i.e. till the stage of income generation). NABARD provides 25 % of outlay as back ended capital subsidy and 33% in the case of SC/ST and North East states.

Portfolio of Poultry Farm