Jangmigye chicken farming is popular, especially in it’s native area. It is a very beautiful breed of domestic chicken which appeared in a single comb variety with Black Breasted Red or White Plumage. It is raised mainly for ornamental purpose.
The Jangmigye chicken is actually a long-tail fowl which was originated in the Mahan Confederacy of ancient Korea (modern North Korea). The breed is known as Ginkkori-Dak in Korea.
Total number of the Jangmigye chicken is limited today, with a few birds available in Korea. And today the breed is raised mainly for ornamental purpose.
Korea is between China and Japan and the Chinese long-tails are the ancestors of all Japanenese long-tails, and probably the Jangmigye chicken also. But there are not much history available about this breed (much history has been lost or forgotten).
Now the Jangmigye chicken seems almost extinct, with a few birds available. Some Korean people go across the Peninsula to find a Jangmigye chicken. And some people or breeders are trying to restore the breed population.
However, if you can sell the ornamental birds easily in your area then you can start commercial Jangmigye chicken farming business. You will make good profit and at the same time you will be able to help this breed to save it’s total population.
How to Start Jangmigye Chicken Farming
The Jangmigye chickens are very beautiful, and at the same time they are also very strong and hardy. So starting commercial Jangmigye chicken farming business will be relatively easy.
Here we are trying to describe more information about starting and operating a successful Jangmigye chicken farming business from purchasing birds to caring and marketing.
First of all, you have to purchase good quality birds for starting Jangmigye chicken farming business. Choose healthy, active and disease free birds for starting your Jangmigye chicken farming business.
You can purchase either day old chicks or mature birds depending on the price and availability in your area. The mature birds are generally sold at a very high prices in the market. While the day old chicks are much cheaper. So we recommend starting with day old chicks.
You can purchase the chicks from any of your nearest chicken breeding centers, poultry chick suppliers or existing Jangmigye chicken farms (if there are any). You can also search your local online classified websites. Just ensure that the chicks are healthy and active.
Making a good house for your birds is very important. Because a good house not only helps the birds to stay healthy, but also helps them to stay free from all types of predators and adverse weather conditions. So try to make a secure and comfortable house for your chickens.
The type of the house can be any depending on your budget. It can be of full concrete setup or you can build the house with low cost and easily available materials such as bamboo or wood.
Install good ventilation system while building the house. Good ventilation system is a must. Because it helps to remove harmful gases from inside the house and keeps your birds healthy.
Make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. And also ensure flow of enough clean and fresh air and light inside the house.
The Jangmigye chickens are classed as a large breed. And as they are ornamental birds, so each bird will require up to 7-8 square feet of housing space.
This is the most important part of Jangmigye chicken farming business. Because good food helps the birds to stay healthy and productive. So always try to feed your chickens with very good quality and nutritious food.
You can feed your chickens either with ready-made/commercial poultry feeds or you can prepare the feeds of your own. Just ensure that it is good, healthy and nutritious for your chickens.
Never feed your chickens with contaminated feeds. And always try to provide them with enough fresh and clean water as per their demand.
The Jangmigye chickens are good for raising in both free range and confined system. But raising them in free range system will help you to reduce feeding costs, and at the same time it will help you to produce better quality products.
Like many other domestic chicken breeds, the Jangmigye chickens are naturally very good breeders. They will breed easily and produce fertile eggs for hatching if you keep good ratio of hens and roosters in your flock.
Generally one healthy rooster is enough for breeding around or up to 10 hens.
The Jangmigye chickens are very strong and hardy. So they generally require less caring and other management. Although taking additional caring will help the birds to stay healthy and produce more. So try to take good care of your birds.
Monitor your birds on a regular basis for any signs of diseases or illness, and take necessary steps if you notice anything uncommon. Vaccinate your birds timely and always try to keep good contact with a vet in your area.
Marketing chicken products (such as meat and eggs) is not a problem. But market of the ornamental birds can be different. So determine your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common ways and steps for starting and operating a successful Jangmigye chicken farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck & may God bless you!