Thursday, 27 June 2013

Quail farming is an uncommon farming business in Nigeria but with lots of potentials.

now, for the few people that have embraced it,they are not only smiling to banks, they are also enjoying both the nutritional and health values derived from consuming it 

Considering the large number of poultry farmers in in northern nigeria or specificaly kano and kaduna and even downward to southwest( ibadan) that have embraced quail farming, it is no doubt one booming farming business that is gradually taking over chicken poultry business in most parts of the north.

The high rate of returns and low cost of investment as well as rearing them are some of the reasons many farmers are fast resorting to quail farming. kaduna alone, there are more than 50 farms where quail are reared and sold. The fact that the birds grow and reach maturity stage faster and lay eggs within two months, compared with the six-month maturity period of chickens for whether egg-laying or consumption, attract them to farmers who see the business as a better and more sustainable investment to explore. From market surveys both in kano and Kaduna, a female quail bird sells for N500 while the male goes for between N250 and N300.same thing for southwest nigeria .

 Its speckled eggs go for between N30 and N40. The bird’s high nutritional and market value encourage many chicken poultry farmers to abandon the business for quail farming. The good news gathered is that these financial and health benefits, especially the high and quick returns on investment, largely explained farmers’ rush into the business in Jos where it first started, and in Kano, Kaduna and other states in the north where it is booming now.

But it is very difficult for people in the southwest who wish to go into quail farming due to the problem of getting quail chicks for starting. Good news the problem has now been solved because you can easily get it now in Ibadan. I started the business just three months ago but glory be to God I earn nothing less than 2000

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