Kottiyam: The BV 380 hens which produce more than 300 eggs in a year to soon become extensive in poultry farms in the state.
As part of attaining self-sufficiency in egg distribution, the Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation (KEPCO) started giving out the chicks of these hens.
The inauguration of the chick distribution took place at the poultry complex in Kottiyam in KOllam district. These chicks were hatched at the KEPCO’s hatchery at Mala.
The distribution of 50,000 chicks is aimed in the first phase. The KEPCO started hatching eggs of BV 380 hen species as part of its diversification.
Earlier, these high quality and highly immune breeds were imported from other states. Normal hens lay about 120-150 eggs a year while the BV 380 species lay 300 eggs a year. The eggs of these species are brown colored and in high demand too.
The event held at Kottiyam was inaugurated by KEPCO chairperson J Chinjurani. Adichanalloor grama panchayat president M Subash presided over the event. KEPCO managing director Dr Vinod John, Grama Panchayat member Rekha S Chandran and KEPCO marketing manager V Sukumaran Nair also attended the event.