Quail farming is gaining popularity year after year, due to this blitz of breeders, quails are becoming more noticed in the market place. Raising quail of the Coturnix specie can result in a quick ROI, due to their fast maturity and varies sizes. These bird';s weight is between 5 ounces all the way up to 16 ounces; this makes them sought-after delicacies in the way of non-fat meat. With these quail reaching maturity as early as six weeks of age, makes for much less overhead for the quail farmer. The advantages of raising coturnix quail:
- Less incubation time, 17 to 18 days
- Reach maturity at six weeks of age.
- Laying hatchable eggs at eight weeks
- The quick maturity rate results in less time feeding before making money.
- Faster ROI, than other breeds of quail.
For the chief Executive officer, Jovana Farms, Prince Arinze Onebunne, raising Quail, grasscutter, rabbit, Snail, guinea pig and antelope has became second nature.
He said the production of these animals especially quails gives small holder farmers a big chance to increase their income, health and offers an alternative means of livelihood to urban and rural farmers in addressing poverty. It is for these that Onebunne launched an initiative to promote quail farming as a suitable occupation that can contribute to food security, wealth, health and employment creation.
A look into the world of raising quail for profit and it’s many opportunities.
Even though quail farming has been around for many years, I believe it’s still in the infant stage and in the last six years has began to really start drawing a lot of attention. I also believe these birds will become found in more stores and menus. It is now, just starting to enter the health food market, which is a huge step forward for quail farming.