Janai Dhara, who sells dressed and whole chicken at Behala market, said poultry farms usually do not sell chicken this young as the returns are poor.
The death of chickens has triggered distress sales across south Bengal, with poultry farms increasing supply to markets in Kolkata over the weekend when demand peaks.
KOLKATA: The minister for the department of animal resources on Saturday sought a report on the unusually high mortality in poultry farms across Bengal.
The essential ingredient of chicken feed is corn, which has shot up from Rs 10 a kg to Rs 24 a kg in a fortnight.“We need to see whether inferior chicken feed is also causing this high rate of mortality,” said Maity.
But medicines are now working effectively,” said federation general secretary Madan Maity.The poultry farm owners also said the sudden spike in chicken price was partly due to the price rise of chicken feed.
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