Poultry farming is a continuous source of income. It is not seasonal and can produce income for the entire year. While chickens lay eggs between 6 to 8 months, broilers take only 6 to 10 weeks to bring in income. Meat, eggs, feathers and manure of chicken and broilers are all saleable and income generating. Poultry farming in a small scale requires only minimum space and they can be reared even in the backyards of homes.
Poultry farming requires very little water for both drinking and cleaning. One litre of water is sufficient for 5 birds for a day.
Poultry droppings are rich in nitrogen and organic material and hence, are considered valuable as fertilizers.