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Guinea Fowl Feeding Practices in the Western Tandjile Department, Chad

The study evaluated the practice of feeding in the Western Tandjile Department. Four sub-prefectures (Kelo, Baktchoro, Kolon, and Bologo) were chosen for their guinea fowl potential. A total of 202 guinea fowl farmers were the subject of a cross-sectional and retrospective survey in February 2022. The majority of guinea fowl farming has been practiced by married men of primary structural level and for the most part Christians. Results showed that the main activity was the cultivation of cereals and oil seeds (agriculture). Among poultry, guinea fowl farming was the most represented (58.45%) in the field of poultry. The current number of guinea fowls is clearly higher than the starting line-up. The sex ratio was 3 males to 10 females with the age of sexual maturity of 7 months for both males and females. Purchasing has been the most common method of acquiring guinea fowl. Most of the farmers confirmed that guinea fowl feed themselves behind the boxes with insects, fallen cereals, plants, termites, earthworms, and ants. The frequency of food distributions most observed was twice a day (morning and evening). The majority of farmers use traditional guinea fowl and few use feeders. The difficulty associated with guinea fowl farming in the Western Tandjile was the high cost of feed on the markets. Improving the performance and productivity of guinea fowl in the Western Tandjile deserves special attention to their feeding.

Feeding Practice, Guinea Fowl, Western Tandjile, Chad

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Leng Tchang, B., Tellah, M., Nideou, D., Odjigue, N., Assadi, M., et al. (2023). Guinea Fowl Feeding Practices in the Western Tandjile Department, Chad. International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences, 9(6), 196-201. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijaas.20230906.14

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Leng Tchang, B.; Tellah, M.; Nideou, D.; Odjigue, N.; Assadi, M., et al. Guinea Fowl Feeding Practices in the Western Tandjile Department, Chad. Int. J. Appl. Agric. Sci. 2023, 9(6), 196-201. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20230906.14

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Leng Tchang B, Tellah M, Nideou D, Odjigue N, Assadi M, et al. Guinea Fowl Feeding Practices in the Western Tandjile Department, Chad. Int J Appl Agric Sci. 2023;9(6):196-201. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20230906.14

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