Sikkim Hatchery :

Ltd. (SHL) is a sister organization of the Sikkim Poultry Development
Corporation (SPDC), the concept of integrated poultry development was conceived in the year 1997
which envisaged a Hatchery and patent stock farm for the supply of hatching eggs to the hatchery.

As a consequence to the decision taken by the government of Sikkim, Tokal Bermiok, South Sikkim was selected as the site of the hatchery and the construction work and installation of the machines was initiated in collaboration with M/S Vanketeshwar Hatcheries Pune.

Activities:

The activities of the Hatchery consist of procurement of hatching eggs from Eastern Hatcheries Pvt Ltd. Bhubaneswar Orissa. Setting of eggs, loading the set eggs in setters, monitoring of machines for temperature and humidity, transfer to Hatcher after candling and grading of chicks, packaging of graded chicks and disbursement to poultry growers. One complete cycle takes twenty-one days for 18 days the eggs remain in the setter under 100 º F and 87 Relative humidity

With the launching of poultry mission on the 15 th August 2009 the activity of the Sikkim Hatchery Ltd. Also include procurement of Day Old Chicks (DOC) from Uttara Hatcheries, Siliguri to meet the demand for DOC by the ever increasing number of poultry growers in the state. .

Achievements

1. In the year 2009,period between April 2009 to March 2010 the total number of Day old chicks
    Hatched and sold to poultry farmers was 5,50,694 including 2 % free (Table 1)
2. In the year 2010,period between April 2010 to June 2010 the total number of Day old chicks
    Hatched and sold to poultry farmers is 1,24,876 including 2 % free(table 2)
3. The total numbers of setters and hatchers in the hatchery building at Bermiok is as under:


 Year 1998- Two double conventional setters and one Hatcher.

 Year 2003- Two double conventional setters and one Hatcher.
 Year 2009- One double super VJ setter and one double Hatcher.
 Year 2010- One double super VJ setter and one double conventional Hatcher