All About Black Chicken (Kadaknath) – History, Healthy Meat and High Income
Kadaknath is a protein-rich breed of chicken native to India. It’s name comes from the black colour that is carries due to the deposition of melanin pigment .
The kadaknath breed can thrive in extreme weather conditions, making it perfect for Indian climate. It has string immunity and high resilience to diseases. This makes this special chicken breed low-maintanence and high-return.
Kadaknath chicken mainly originated in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh India.
It is preferred as meat in most parts of India because:
- It does not need anti-biotics
- It has very high protein content compared to other breeds
- It is a rich source of B vitamins(B1, B2, B6, B12), vitamin E, Vitamin C and 18 amino acids.
- Kadaknath meat has immunity-boosting properties
Due to it’s popularity, there is a huge opportunity in growing and brooding this chicken as part of poultry farming. Being the only black meat chicken breed in India and one among three black meat chickens in the world, it has potential for exporting meat too.
Currently, the consumption of this chicken is more than production. Initial investment to start Kadaknath chicken farming is small. All you need is free space; even a backyard should do.
From start of rearing, the Kadaknath chicken is ready for sale in 4 to 5 months. In 5 months, it can easily grow up to 1.5 kg making it a very profitable business.
At AQAI, we have day-old Kadaknath chicks that are ready to grow. Click here to see what we have in stock.