Advantages of Quail Farming
Quail Farming has many advantages. They are smaller sized birds. So they require less food, less living space and less capital for raising commercially. The main advantages of this business are listed below.
Quails require a very little space for living. So housing costs are less in quail rearing.
Feeding costs also less in quail farming business. Because quails are smaller sized bird and require a little amount of foods. Usually an adult quail eats about 20 to 30 grams of food daily.
Quail rearing require less capital for starting. You can start this business, even if you have a little capital.
Female quails start laying eggs faster than any other poultry birds. Usually they start laying eggs within their 6 to 7 weeks of age. Broiler quails also grow faster and become suitable for marketing purpose fast.
Quail meat and eggs are very suitable for human health, and also have medicinal value.
Diseases are less in quails, that means risks are less and profits are high.
Quail meat and eggs are very tasty and nutritious, and also have high demand and price in the market.
Quails have a good food to meat and egg converting ratio. Usually they produce of meat or eggs by consuming about 3 kg food.
There are more advantages of quail farming business. Start raising and you will find the rest.
How to Start Quail Farming
Before starting this business, make a proper quail farming business plan. And work according to the plan. A proper business plan should include breeds, housing, feeding, care and marketing. The steps are shortly described below.
Select proper breeds for your business. Choose the breeds according to your production purpose. If you want to start egg production then choose some productive layer breeds. Some popular layer quail breeds are Tuxedo, Pharaoh, British Range, English White, Manchurian Golden etc. Bobwhite (American) and White Breasted (Indian) are some popular broiler breeds. Choose the breeds which are available in your area according to your production purpose.
After choosing proper breeds for your business, it time to make a suitable house for them. Housing plays an important role in quail farming business. You can raise quails in both litter and cage system. But raising quails in cage system is considered as best for commercial production. There are different designed quail cages available in the market. Choose your depending on your production type or flock size. Always keep their house and clean neat and clean.
Feeding high quality and nutritious foods ensure good health and maximum production. So always try to feed your birds high quality and nutritious foods. Add adequate amount of protein in their food. Quails need extra protein than chicken and ducks. Along with good feeding, always try to provide them sufficient amount of clean and fresh water according to their demand.
Always try to take good care of your birds. Quails are hardy birds. They usually suffer less by diseases or any other health problems. So if you take good care, then they will live happily and produce their maximum.
Quail’s meat and eggs have a high demand and price in the market. Marketing is the main advantages of starting quail farming business. You can easily sell your products in your nearest local market.