Hen, chicken, poultry like ducks, turkey, quail, are kept in many farms for their eggs and also for meat. While the local hen varieties are yielding only few eggs, they are more hardy and resistant to diseases. However in the last decade, few people are keeping hens in their homes in small towns and their suburbs
On the other hand, imported and hybrid chicken are very vulnerable to disease, and in poultry farms, infectious diseases are known to infect a large number of hens, leading to an increase in the price of eggs.
Most poultry farms have specialized vets who deal with hens, ensure that they are healthy and increase their yield. The cost of a rooster or duck is approximately Rs 400-500 in a small town