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Profitable Livestock Business: Earn Lakhs from Kadaknath Chicken Farming Like MS Dhoni

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Kadaknath & MS Dhoni

Kadaknath Chicken (Kadaknath Murga) - the Pride of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh has made a special identity all over the world. In the tribal area, it is famously known  as  Kalimasi.  Kadaknath chicken is native to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. Kadaknath chicken is also known as the Black chicken as both the flesh & the blood of this breed is black in colour. 

What’s So Special About Kadaknath that Even MS Dhoni Rears Them?

Not many know but the Former Indian Cricket Team Captain and present CSK skipper MS Dhoni has a huge business empire. His empire stretches from Gyms to Footwear Brands to Poultry farming. Yes you read it right- POULTRY Farming! MS Dhoni has a farm and on it he rears Kadaknath Chicken. 

Since, MS Dhoni also cultivates this breed of chicken, everyone wants to know what is so special about it? Well, Kadaknath chicken is in great demand due to its due to its health benefits. The specialty of its meat is that it is also found to be low in fat and cholesterol, due to which this chicken is considered very beneficial for heart and diabetes patients.  

Why is Kadaknath an Ideal Breed for Poultry Business? 

Kadaknath can thrive in extreme weather conditions, making it perfect for Indian Climate. It shows high resilience to diseases. This makes it breed low maintenance and highly profitable for poultry business. It is the only black meat chicken in India and one of the 3 in the world, it has potential for export also. 

Get Government Aid for Kadaknath Business: 

Government of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh is running many schemes to promote Kadaknath chicken farming. In Chhattisgarh, on depositing Rs 53,000, one thousand chicks, 30 chicken sheds and feed for six months are given free of cost by the government in three installments. At the same time, the government also bears the responsibility of vaccination and other health care. Not only this, when the chickens grow up, the government also assists in the marketing work.  

If you want to rear Kadaknath chicken, then you can take chicks from Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Some farmers take 15 days old chick while some people take one day chick. Kadaknath chick becomes ready for sale within three and a half to four months.

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