The Economics of Aseel cock rearing

27 Nov 2021 05:35 PM Comment(s) By Aqgromalin Team


Indigenous chickens (IC) continue to be the mainstay of self-sustaining low input backyard or free-range system of production in rural, tribal and semi-urban areas of the country. IC possess unique attributes such as hardiness, ability to adapt to harsh environment, broodiness, aggressiveness to protect their young ones, etc. Meat and eggs of native chicken perceived to be tastier and healthier as compared to the fast-growing birds. Further, rearing of IC generate subsidiary income by utilizing minimum inputs and human attention.




Growth and production potential of indigenous chicken need to be improved through selective breeding to enhance the productivity of backyard farming.

Attracted by their sturdy features and ferocious looks, Indians breed Aseel – a rare native variety of chicken for the good profits that are reaped from catering to the increasing demand for Aseel eggs and chicks


Eggs that start from Rs 1000 and can go up to an astonishing Rs.2500 and cocks selling for Rs 1.5 lakh may seem like a fantasy world but these are for real. These are the prices offered for special hens and roosters of the Aseel variety which are reared currently by breeders.


The Aseel - a breed of chicken once renowned for its pugnacious and aggressive nature is now popular for its special features like parrot beaks and peacock tails. Enthusiasts are willing to pay huge amounts to lay their hands on this breed and business is booming breeders from districts of semi-urban India.


The price for a 40-day old Aseel chick is around Rs 20,000 which increases with their age and can go up to an astonishing Rs 1.25 lakh for an 18-month-old Aseel.

More and more farmers are willing to wait for returns and prefer to rear chickens the natural way, with lesser focus on incubators for hatching and increasing production.


Many others to replicate and venture into this niche area of poultry breeding. Aseel cock rearing can bring in great returns for farmers in the future if they are willing to be patient and put in hard work.


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