Native chickens are a national resource with biodiversity. There is widespread raising in almost every farmer’s household. And it reflects the way of life of rural people in Thailand.
Most of the native chickens are raised as a supplementary occupation. In each region of Thailand, local chickens are raised, however, many of the local chickens may have a history of hundreds of years in the past. until creating pride for หนุ่มโรงหมี่ people in the area
At present, traditional native chickens in many localities are dwindling. some are lost Or may be bred with chickens from other localities until the local native chickens have mutated. Because of this cherish, the villagers and the government sector are increasingly focusing on the conservation of native chicken breeds.
Mr. Kittipong Boonbut or Mr. Jack is residing at 131 Moo 7, Ban Dara Sub-district, Pichai District, Uttaradit Province. Is another person who wants to conserve the native chicken breed of Uttaradit province, that is. “Green Chicken Pali”
Mr. Kittipong Boonbutr or Mr. Jack
Originally, Mr. Jackmee was domiciled at Ban Hua Bueng. Tambon Tha Ma Feung, Amphoe Phichai, Uttaradit Province Raising common native chickens They are bred and sold as gamecocks. After getting married, he moved to live with his wife at this Dara Sub-district since 2010.
He said that he came to the attention of the green chicken Pali when he met at the chicken contest. I saw that it was beautiful and charming. The highlight that made me very interested was the color of the feathers. I asked where the chicken came from. Someone said it was a chicken Uttaradit. But I doubt it because I’ve never seen it. Then went to buy chicks to raise. and propagate Along with trying to select the characteristics to match the original species in the past.
Mr. Jack revealed that from the start of breeding chickpeas to grow, they found that only 80 percent of the characteristics matched the original breed, but those found in other places showed that they matched that breed. In fact, some have undergone plastic surgery to make all the organs look like and match the breed because they have to enter the contest.
With the dissatisfaction with the integrity of the green Pali species. So Mr. Jack made the decision again by purchasing the Pali green chicken that was the parent-bred. The breeders bought from Ayutthaya for 15 thousand baht each, and 2 of the breeders from Bang Pakong, priced at 5 thousand baht each. Different species, different sources, because they protect the blood from close. This may affect the acquisition of purebreds in the future.
Kheowpalee, a young breeder, 2 years old
After getting the first set of chicks, it appears that the color is still not right because the neck is still too samdu. The other one looks quite good because of the raised shoulders, the chest is set, but the tail is still slightly tilted. In this regard, both male and female characteristics must be considered. As far as the distinctive characteristics, try to select the same breed as possible.
Mr. Jack has been raising Pali green chicken since the year. 2010 and then gradually developed and selected breeds all the time. Until becoming the most complete breed in 2013, he pointed out that if each generation is bred incorrectly, all will be lost. but will solve the problem by using the method of screening to see which one does not meet the desired characteristics, so they are separated It was found that the distinguishing feature of the Pali green chicken that makes it elegant is the raised shoulders. The chest is often seen clearly with the male. As for the female, such characteristics will be inferior.
The owner of this chicken farm said that the breeding Each breeder can produce about 10 eggs, of which 4 are males. It takes about 20 days to incubate, after which the chicks are raised for about 3 months and are sold.
However, within a year, chicks will be fertilized, depending on the maturity health of the breeder. But on average, about 3-4 generations. There are many mothers. thus able to produce a large number of chicks The breeder has the ability to breed for about 5 years.
As for the care of the chicks, they may not be raised separately because they have to invest in additional food costs. but will let the hens feed the young This is a natural way of rearing that has the advantage that the chicks are strong, healthy, and resistant to disease.
Another breeder is 1.5 years old.
The number of chicks obtained per year is approximately 100, but not all are sold. by dividing the females for sale as broilers and separate the mothers The male will be separated again as to how the shape looks. It takes about 5 months to be sorted.
Mr. Jack said that when he first started raising green chickens, Pali would put the eggs in the incubator. Because the number of chicks that you want will definitely be obtained. But it turned out that the hatched chicks were not of good quality. Although the number is certain, but the quality is lacking. Therefore, later switched to the natural way of raising chickens. Both feeding and incubating eggs, then let the hens hatch naturally. which the balls that come out are strong and very healthy
Pali green chickens raised on the farm are used for breeding and contests. There are 2 male hens, 10 females, 2 years old and 1.5 years old, both of which have almost 100 percent natural characteristics. But if the characteristics are not prominent or not, it will not be kept as a breeder. They are often sold to customers who buy them for organ surgery to look like purebred chickens.
Mr. Jack revealed that it is difficult to breed the Pali green chicken to have the same traits as the original breed. because there is usually a little samdu However, it takes a very long time to get a purebred. This is a problem as far as other chicken farms are examined, they also face the same problem. So it takes effort and patience.
Raising is not difficult at all. Can be raised like a normal chicken house. The disease that affects chickens is not often found due to careful attention to the cleanliness of the house. In addition, all vaccinations are carried out at the specified time for all chickens.
The feed is paddy, given twice a day, morning/evening. During the day, the chickens are allowed to seek natural food. As for the pellet feed, the emphasis will be on chickens that have been raised separately for use in the contest. and also using green grass which is grass