The birds are kept in small cages and fed grain and a mixture of grass and dirt.
But in the middle of the year, the birds are allowed to roam free.
At the end of the season, they are fed a mixture made from the bones and fat of dead poultry.
They are then placed into the barn where they are bred for meat.
In the meantime, the farm is also producing chickens for export.
“This is the first time that the farm has taken chicken eggs for breeding,” said Keshav Kheri, the owner of the Kheria farm in Mysore.
“I want to have chickens for meat but I can’t afford to feed them in the market.”
He said that in recent years, the number of chicken eggs he sells has increased from just over 50 a month to around 250 a month.
The eggs were collected from the market, the farmer said, adding that the farmer was not aware of any other farm doing so.
“We had to start breeding the chickens from scratch and the eggs are now sold at wholesale.
We also sell eggs in bulk.”
The farmer said that the egg prices had dropped from Rs 50 per dozen last year to Rs 40 per dozen this year.
The chicken farm also sells eggs in a larger quantity.
“There are about a dozen eggs sold for around Rs 30 each.
We sell a total of about 10 tonnes of eggs,” he said.
The farmer has also sold the eggs for slaughter.
He said he has been making eggs for the last two years, but it was only last year that he started making a profit.
“My sales were not good enough to pay the bills.
Now, I make about Rs 50-60 per kg of eggs for sale,” he told The Times.