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Quail farming is one of the most profitable business in the poultry wing of the agricultural sector. The business has a high return on investment withing a short period of time. This is a business which I am planning to start in few weeks time.

Quails are reared for their flesh and eggs, but the greater part of the profit is in the eggs produced. With good farm practice, a quail is capable of laying an egg daily. The average price of a quail egg is twenty naira (N20), and it sells quickly due to high demand.

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Fertile-quail egg is considered to be much more nutritional than chicken egg and medical practitioners do recommend it for the treatment of many ailments such as high blood pressure, gastric ulcer, liver problems, asthma, anaemia, etc. No wonder it is said to be a super food. You can produce fertile quail eggs in your farm by mixing your quails in a male to female ratio of 1:5 ( 1 male, 5 females).

Quail farming is a business which is forecasted to soon take over chicken-poultry business in Nigeria. This is as a result of the high rate of returns and low cost of investment alongside little active labor (or labor cost) in rearing them compared to chicken farming.

Alongside an obligatory regular administration of drugs, a mature chicken consumes an average of 150grams of food daily, while a mature quail only consumes between 20 to 25grams of food per day plus little or no drugs.

Quail egg has an average market price of N20 which is very close to that of chicken. Quails take about five to six weeks to mature to point of lay compared to chicken that takes twenty to twenty four
weeks.

Cost of Starting Quail Farming in Nigeria

With a start-up capital of N200,000 and good marketing strategy, you can earn an average of N100,000 monthly. Follow me as I present the analysis to you below:

  • 1. 250 matured female quails at N500 each = N125,000
  • 2. 50 matured male quails at N300 each = N15,000
  • 3. Housing » 2step 3feet width and four feet length = N25,000
  • 4. Feeders/drinkers = N4000
  • 5. Feeds = 9 (25kg) bags per month = N22,500
  • 6. Miscellaneous = N8,500
  • Total = N200,000.

Note:

1. 1 to 5 are fixed capitals.

2. Cost of quails, cage, feeders/drinkers might vary slightly in your area. I am using Kaduna state as a reference point.

Profit in Quail Farming Business

Average selling price per egg = N20. 250 female quails can lay 225 or more eggs daily, which implies 6750 eggs monthly. 6750eggs x N20 = N135,000 monthly.

It should be noted that quails lay eggs for a minimum of eighteen months ( one and a half year). According to my own plan, I should be able to expand my farm to  1000 quails in less than two years.

TIPS:

Here are some important tips to follow if you hope to start well and be profitable in quail farming in Nigeria

  • 1. Make sure the cage or room is secured from cats, snakes, rats and thieves
  • 2. The cage or room should be well ventilated
  • 3. Clean the cage or room regularly. This is because a dirty
    environment leads to reduced egg production or even disease outbreak
  • 4. Give your quails clean water. Water should always be available as
    quails drink much water
  • 5. Give your quails good quality food.

The demand for fertile quail eggs is high. A proper marketing strategy is what you need to sell your eggs quickly. You can start by informing friends and families of your products and asking them to tell others.

Place posters around your area carrying information about the nutritional and health benefits of quail eggs, not forgetting to chip in your contact details. You can also do same by printing and distributing leaflets.

Wishing you the best in your quail farm business.

Written by I.A. Bello for WealthResult.com

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43 Comments

  • Anonymous October 14, 2013

    Thank you so much for this info on quail. Do quails eat chicken feeds? Do you know any farm in Kaduna that rare quails?
    Thanks

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    • Ibrahim Ahmad Bello October 17, 2013

      You are welcome sir. Yes, quails feed on chicken feeds. All the quail farmers I know of use chicken feeds in their farms.

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      • IBRAHIM September 13, 2018

        HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU AM ALSO IN KADUNA

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    • MARTINS March 25, 2014

      Your writeup on quail birds is very interesting. Keep it up. You tried to explain the business very well as a good agriculturist. Some more helpful information is on agriculture library. Thanks again.

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  • Anonymous October 14, 2013

    Thanks. Pls, where can I get quails to buy? Am in Kaduna.

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    • Ibrahim Ahmad Bello October 16, 2013

      Many quail farms exist in kaduna state. You can ask around for the closest one to you. The one I have a full address to is Dantata Farms, Dankande village klm 3, 1st Toll gate Kaduna – Zaria
      Express way.

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      • YUSUF SAMUEL December 12, 2017

        please Mr Bello I need your current phone number that is always available 24/7.

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  • Anonymous October 19, 2013

    You (guys) are doing a wonderful work out here.
    If I or anyone wants to get some more detailed guide, like pictorials of the cage construction etc, can you provide that please?
    Or, maybe give us a contact to one of the farmers for further assistance.

    One again, thank you so much for this immense contribution towards a stronger, more versatile economy…

    M-J.
    AKS

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  • Ibrahim Ahmad Bello October 20, 2013

    I don't think pictorials of the cage is necessary. You can go to any carpenter close to you and give him your specifications. A three feet width and four feet length cage can perfectly accommodate 150 quails. A 2step cage of the same dimensions will accommodate 300 i.e 150 below and 150 above. Note: a 2step cage is built so as to minimise space (since we are using a backyard as a case sturdy). If you have enough space, you can tell your carpenter to build a 6ft width and 8ft length well ventilated structure for you. This will accommodate 300 quails.

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    • Anonymous January 22, 2014

      placing the cages above each other, how does ventilation comes in place

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    • Odeyemi Akinyemi May 7, 2014

      Mr Ibrahim Bello thank you sir for your wonderful article. i reside in Kaduna and I will love to meet you sir. I want to buy quail birds to start the biz but i dont want to buy outside kaduna due to the long journey. Thanks sir

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  • diete-spiff clinton November 7, 2013

    hi pls where can i get quails in port harcourt?

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  • Anonymous December 26, 2013

    hi sir, does rearing of the bird generate bad odour compared to that of chicken

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    • Darlinton Omeh December 26, 2013

      Yes, it does generate odor but it isn't as bad as that of chicken

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  • Ken Igbinomwanhia January 8, 2014

    Please, can you rear quail in the same farm you have laying chicken? is there any side effect when this is done?. which type of vaccine / medication do tor quail?, is it the same with chicken?

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    • babatope oduntan February 6, 2014

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      • Darlinton Omeh February 6, 2014

        Alert! Free Advert detected 😀

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      • Vivian March 8, 2016

        Plz can i hav ur contact??
        And hw much it cost me 2 order 300 quail

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      • Quail farmer October 4, 2018

        Please i will need your phone number. i want quail birds

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  • Anonymous March 4, 2014

    i need to write a business plan on poultry farming please help me out.

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  • Anonymous March 13, 2014

    i am in lagos,how fast can it be supplied and is their any cost attached to d transporting

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  • Nnadozie March 14, 2014

    Mr. Omeh, Thanks for your good job in educating the masses on how to become profitable in life. I want to know if Quail can survive in every environment including Lagos, especially in crowded areas.

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    • lekan August 13, 2014

      Quail can survive anywhere in Nigeria, including Maiduguri. I started mine last year in Lagos and the result is amazing.

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    • lekan August 13, 2014

      Quail birds can survive anywhere in Nigeria, including Maiduguri. I started mine last year in Lagos and the result has been amazing.

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    • Stephen Ebuka January 13, 2019

      My Name is Stephen. I am based in Enugu.

      I so much interested in Quail Farming.

      Please can you drop your phone number, I wish to contact you.

      Thanks.

      My phone Number – 07036470088

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  • Anonymous June 8, 2014

    Hi Darlinton, have you started your quail birds farm and what is your experience in the south west area? most of the quail farms i see or heard of are located in the north and i would like to know the possibility of having one in the south west or south east? Thank you very so much as always for your free minded progressive thinking and you too Mr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bello. together we can be great, all of us! Edemeh "This is a business which I am planning to start in few weeks time."

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  • Anonymous August 28, 2014

    Thank you very much for the information and education on quail farming. I am a retiree and looking at investing in quail raising. Further enquiries will be forwarded to complete my business plan/ feasibility study.

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  • Anonymous October 17, 2014

    Pls where can I buy quail in benin city

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  • Anonymous October 17, 2014

    Pls where can I buy quail in benin city

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  • osca4mine December 18, 2014

    Where can i get quail bird to buy in lagos?

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  • tonwe Bawo March 12, 2015

    Please where can i get quail bird to purchase for rearing in Lagos.

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  • Vivian March 8, 2016

    Where can i get quails 2 buy in Lagos?

    Reply

  • Prince Orizu March 17, 2016

    pls am intrested in setting up a quail farm in Abuja for commercial purpose,can you introduce me to expert/s who can help me set it up?

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  • Okon Iyanam March 20, 2016

    How do I get up to 1000 point of lay Quail birds and how much will they cost, including delivery? I am in Mowe, by the Redeemed Camp, Km 44, Lagos-Ibadan Express. My numbers

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  • Fred Ugwuja July 18, 2016

    I am based in Lagos and want to.start quail farming business. How do

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  • Safiya sambo July 20, 2016

    Thanks a lot for the information. Please were is your office in Abuja?

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  • chibenze September 17, 2017

    i sell quail birds and egg in ph you can contact me via chibenze@gmail. com

    thanks admin for sharing this great info thanks

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  • Ajayi Ola Julius September 17, 2017

    Pls how do I get in touch with you am also in Lagos.am interested innd business.

    Reply

  • Wisemaster September 30, 2017

    I have quail bird and eggs. Dont knw if admin will permit me to advertise it here. If yes pls lst me knw.

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    • Quail farmer October 4, 2018

      Please where are you located? I need quails. Please send your phone number.

      Reply

  • Chukwudi October 26, 2017

    Your piece on Quail business is wonderful.
    I am in Anambra, how do I get the quails.
    Thank you.

    Reply

  • kale April 13, 2018

    i need it in ilorin. how do i get?

    Reply

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