Kenyan farmers banking on quail

By Bosire Boniface in Nairobi

August 19, 2013

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An unprecedented surge in demand for quail products in recent months has compelled entrepreneurs across Kenya to venture into the relatively new business of quail farming.

  • Claims that eating quail products help one's health is part of the reason for the recent uptick in demand in Kenya. [Bosire Boniface/Sabahi]

    Claims that eating quail products help one's health is part of the reason for the recent uptick in demand in Kenya. [Bosire Boniface/Sabahi]

  • Sam Ikwaye shows his collection of quails at his Mikindani poultry farm in Mombasa. [Bosire Boniface/Sabahi]

    Sam Ikwaye shows his collection of quails at his Mikindani poultry farm in Mombasa. [Bosire Boniface/Sabahi]

Kiambu resident Andrew Githinji told Sabahi that quail farming is inexpensive to run and brings in good returns.

"It does not require large space. Unlike chickens that require huge space, [quail] cages can be kept on balconies," Githinji said.

He said he first got interested in such a venture after perusing a menu at a five-star hotel in Nairobi back in January 2012.

He came across an item that was unfamiliar to him: grilled quail. "I thought quail was some form of sea food but, out of curiosity, I asked the waiter and he said it was a bird," the 33-year-old Githinji said.

Githinji, who also keeps rabbits, started doing research on quail and found that people farmed the bird.

"I did not know that this bird, which is common in my village, could be domesticated," he said.

He bought his first 20 birds at 250 shillings a head ($2.85), Githinji said, adding that he now has 520 quails.

"The only regret is that I discovered this business venture late," Githinji said. "But I will catch up and in two years time I will have my own incubator to help in the hatching of the chicks."

Mombasa resident Alex Mureithi, 39, said he became inspired to go into quail farming after a visit to a general store in July 2012.

He spotted a dozen "queer-looking" eggs on a shelf that he mistook for soapstone carvings and noticed that they were selling for 650 shillings ($7.43) compared with a crate of 30 eggs next to it priced at 400 shillings ($4.57).

Mureithi then spoke with the store's manager who told him that quail farmers could not meet the market's demands, even though quail hens lay eggs almost daily.

"I realised it was a profitable venture so I bought 10 birds. Now I have 900," Mureithi told Sabahi. "I do not know what the future holds in the quail keeping [industry] but currently [I] am reaping maximum profit."

He sells to four hotels in Mombasa and Nairobi, which have monthly orders for the farmer's quail eggs and meat, he said.

He prices his eggs for up to 60 shillings ($0.68) each and a whole quail for up to 800 shillings ($9.14).

Mureithi also trains and takes aspiring quail farmers on tours of his farm, charging them at least 3,000 shillings ($34.3), he said.

Good for one's health?

The demand for quail eggs and meat is driven by reports that consuming quail has medicinal value.

Yunuke Nyanchama, a 67-year-old resident of Kisii, told Sabahi that she has been eating quail eggs for the past two years. She had been diagnosed with diabetes in 2004 and had used an array of drugs without any positive change.

During a routine check-up in May 2011, however, her doctor recommended that she try quail eggs. "I was astounded by that prescription, but after consuming the eggs and the bird's meat, there is massive change," she said.

Vincent Juma, a doctor at Mbagathi District Hospital, told Sabahi that while there were no studies on the medical benefits of quail eggs and meat, many people had testified to feeling better after consuming them.

"Among the patients who have recorded [a] positive recovery [are] those suffering from tuberculosis and ulcers. A cancer patient also said that the pains she suffered subsided after consuming the eggs," Juma said.

Quail farmers need licences

Because quail is considered a wild animal, quail farmers first need to apply for a permit from the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the organisation's spokesman Paul Udoto told Sabahi.

Before the service can issue a licence, KWS officials must inspect the farm to ensure that it meets requirements for raising quail, Udoto said.

An annual fee for maintaining a licence costs up to 2,000 shillings ($22.9), he said, adding that the permit can be renewed annually subject to meeting certain conditions, including hygiene.

The KWS conducts periodic monitoring and inspections of farms, and will withdraw licenses from farmers who violate the conditions, Udoto said.

The service has a stack of permit applications from individual and groups that want to go into quail farming, he said.

The government is encouraging the regulated business as a way to create jobs and provide Kenyans with alternative food sources, Udoto said, adding that the quail business has taken root in the coast, eastern and central regions as well as Nairobi County.

KWS also licences the keeping of other wildlife animals like crocodiles to help in conservation efforts, he said.

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Reader's Comments

  • Christopher Masika
    October 29, 2014 @ 02:35:23AM

    I am so happy to get direct information from the farmer. The English call it first hand information. But I would like to get them here in Tanzania and I am in Dar es Salaam. What should I do?

  • anushanka
    October 25, 2014 @ 11:44:36AM

    i am anushanka fom sri lanka i hew a quail farm KAMATH FOOD

  • Alois Shamu
    October 19, 2014 @ 10:50:21AM

    It's fascinating this could help ill people in my country want to make a positive impact in Zimbabwe. Interested to keep these here in Zimbabwe what do I need to do. How much will they cost to import from Zimbabwe?

  • Aline
    October 15, 2014 @ 01:28:34PM

    so informative.

  • Mr.Chugga Nguno,Morogoro Tz
    October 11, 2014 @ 03:31:41AM

    I have started with 20 quails and now I get 10 eggs a day. I hope to do more in the business as these few birds give me more experience.

  • Ashraf shemoka
    October 10, 2014 @ 01:59:52PM

    It seems that this business is increasing employment opportunities for people and also improve consumer health as it includes eggs and the bird. In order to become sustainable, it must be guided by wildlife conservation regulations and laws that will protect this bird from extinction due to its demand.

  • mminje
    October 9, 2014 @ 08:46:31AM

    I would like to know more and to start the process.

  • Sweetbirth Bruno
    October 1, 2014 @ 07:51:51AM

    I like to domesticate animals, and would like to know what other bird names does quail have.

  • Anselm A. Kimwenyi
    September 25, 2014 @ 03:59:06AM

    I have read on quail's domestication and am very much interested to it. I would wish to domesticate them. I would like to ask for your support.

  • Mwanaid Nassor
    September 24, 2014 @ 03:29:01AM

    Let's sustain quail's domestication.

  • John Aloys Masenya
    September 15, 2014 @ 01:25:53AM

    i need to start qual farming can i get an advise on how to start?.

  • abdallah
    August 1, 2014 @ 04:16:37AM

    I need to have a poultry farm. Where will I get eggs?

  • mary, phone 0720554252
    July 26, 2014 @ 03:23:21AM

    Am encourage g, I have fredh quail eggs and I can supply 600 per week,

  • Korir
    July 18, 2014 @ 07:12:11AM

    Are there any exporters for quail eggs in Kenya, I'll appreciate any contacts too. @ 0787874887

  • Harry
    June 3, 2014 @ 03:01:53PM

    Please i need a supply of egg laying quails from Kenya.. How much does anyone sell?

  • Paul Bii
    May 22, 2014 @ 04:26:27PM

    congratulation,and i need to join others to do the quail business.what is the process?

  • bendjeddou
    April 14, 2014 @ 11:49:13AM

    good

  • طالب صبري الدفاعي
    April 1, 2014 @ 08:50:50AM

    Peace be upon you. I’m a beginner in keeping quail birds and I would like to request from you all information regarding keeping of quail birds, including feed, hatching, weather, temperature, space for each bird, treatment and feed consumption. Thank you for your great efforts. Talib al-Difai

  • Mercy Maina
    February 24, 2014 @ 07:18:49AM

    Hellow, Where can I sell quail eggs?

  • Esther
    February 20, 2014 @ 04:43:05AM

    Hello, Where in Kenya can I sell quail eggs?

  • Anne Mwaura
    February 6, 2014 @ 07:03:55AM

    Where in Kenya Can I be selling my quails eggs. I have200 birds and have started laying eggs but i dont ave any idea of where to sell them please advise.

  • Steve otieno
    January 17, 2014 @ 03:28:16AM

    Am interested into enterin the bsiness where can ii find a market,good and affordable prices for the little birds

  • Antony
    January 15, 2014 @ 01:21:50AM

    What kind of foods does quail consume ?

  • RAHAB
    January 14, 2014 @ 04:32:41AM

    I av the eggs and birds where do i see them?

  • Angate George
    January 12, 2014 @ 10:38:55AM

    The government has the bright future for the youths and those that are on job search. So I am reallt happy and have a need to venture into such business.

  • v mwashuma
    January 8, 2014 @ 05:21:54PM

    Am in mombasa,where can i visit these farms...interested

  • ANGELLA CHELAGAT
    January 7, 2014 @ 07:06:34AM

    I kindly request to be getting updates from you. I am very much interested in starting a quail farming in Mombasa Thanks

  • David Kiprono Mutai
    January 7, 2014 @ 03:41:57AM

    Could someone tell me where i can get these birds around Kitengela, Kenya. Have a lot of interest.

  • michael
    January 6, 2014 @ 10:42:28AM

    Thanks for the information ,alraedy in the business ,hope the market will be wide

  • Kemoi
    January 5, 2014 @ 11:38:25AM

    Its health benefit out its commercial desire need some for my own consumption

  • kk
    January 5, 2014 @ 10:00:46AM

    good

  • mrs kiromo
    January 4, 2014 @ 12:04:56PM

    I have quails.please where can l sell the eggs snd the birds.

  • Lucy kawira
    December 31, 2013 @ 01:32:27PM

    Good information am in the business already but market is a problem in my area.

  • Alex
    December 31, 2013 @ 01:35:50AM

    I am very much interested about this Quail farming and i would like the Goverment to open the eyes of the youth through this kind of ventures, otherwise the older generation will keep on moving while the youth stagnate.

  • joyce
    December 30, 2013 @ 03:03:02PM

    good information.selling two weeks chicks and eggs.

  • ELKANA K WAITHANJE
    December 29, 2013 @ 07:23:37AM

    Very good it opens new employment areas we need more on how domesticated wild animals to increase farming benefits

  • Achola MakÓwuor
    December 27, 2013 @ 08:14:59AM

    This a good piece of information. I would like to be part of this noble course. Thanks, Mak

  • james
    December 24, 2013 @ 11:25:25AM

    This is good venture how do iget to know the businesses

  • james
    December 24, 2013 @ 11:11:05AM

    Good venture. How can i get the training. Forthwith new farming.

  • njama
    December 22, 2013 @ 05:30:34AM

    Good information keep up!

  • mercy frm embu
    December 21, 2013 @ 05:44:46AM

    very intetesting and job.it can b done part time .l v to try. its encouraging

  • GEOFFREY KAGIRI
    December 20, 2013 @ 06:05:53AM

    THANKS INTERESTED. HOW DO I GET STARTED AND HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO START UP WITH 100 BIRDS?

  • HENRY ABWAVO
    December 18, 2013 @ 10:06:53AM

    I need to be one of you how can i get quail and the information on how to keep them

  • joseph
    December 18, 2013 @ 08:13:03AM

    Where is the market for quail eggs?

  • HUMPHREY MBOYA
    December 16, 2013 @ 11:45:01PM

    VERY MUCH WILLING TO REAR THE BIRDS.MY MAIN WORRY IS WHERE TO GET THE BIRDS AND WHERE TO SELL BOTH EGGS AND QUIL PLS ADVISE..

  • Peter muchungu
    December 14, 2013 @ 06:12:21AM

    Good venture,anybody with the cheapest offer on two weeks old quails in Nairobi plz contact me.

  • KKibibi Sheila
    December 13, 2013 @ 11:38:21AM

    Eye opener, thanks for sharing.

  • stephen
    December 12, 2013 @ 10:32:41AM

    if i buy eggs and sell do i have to linces that

  • Samuel gacheru
    December 11, 2013 @ 05:40:54AM

    This is what we call agri/game businnes more people should join .

  • peter
    December 11, 2013 @ 04:55:29AM

    is good

  • alice
    December 11, 2013 @ 02:54:03AM

    I am very much interested in quail rearing please help me on how to get quail chicks

  • Wanje
    December 9, 2013 @ 10:01:41AM

    If you have already started this business in the Malindi area, kindly let me know so that I can also learn from you.

  • Andersn Moshi
    December 5, 2013 @ 01:41:16AM

    Very interesting article, I wonder how well this business would do in my country :/

  • damaris mwangi
    December 3, 2013 @ 02:07:31PM

    Very inspiring

  • mary
    December 3, 2013 @ 04:58:34AM

    it is a good business hnc would like to join

  • Eric Kiruthi
    December 3, 2013 @ 01:23:37AM

    This is such a lucrative venture for people who have a passion for Animal farming. I would greatly appreciate if i could get the contact details for Andrew Githinji of Kiambu so he can share what he knows in regards to this trade. Keep the good work guys..

  • monicah nakuru
    November 30, 2013 @ 09:36:22PM

    IIan inspired l want to keep the birds

  • lucy
    November 29, 2013 @ 11:06:23AM

    hi am very interested, i would like to visit a quail farm and learn more,l advice tks

  • william Dames
    November 28, 2013 @ 11:15:08AM

    great news on farming in Kenya

  • abba
    November 28, 2013 @ 08:23:32AM

    great idea. i would wish to get contact for a quial farmer in kiambu county

  • gathoni
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:55:55AM

    Thanks for the good info..would like to get updates on ready market for full grown quails and rabbits.

  • mshila mwakidedi
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:41:45AM

    I would love to venture in this business so i need to get training.

  • Peter
    November 27, 2013 @ 11:05:50AM

    Am looking for quil eggs or chicks, anyone in the Meru region rearing quil?

  • ann njuguna
    November 26, 2013 @ 11:15:09AM

    Iam starting now iam building a house for them we. Have a chama of six women if you want to join tell us all farming them

  • bbona
    November 26, 2013 @ 06:08:06AM

    I would like so much to have more information about quails because I wish to start keeping them as soon as possible.

  • maggy munene
    November 26, 2013 @ 03:15:50AM

    This is very informative.I would like to start.How long does the KWS permit take?

  • Steve Mwaniki
    November 24, 2013 @ 02:29:16PM

    Very good article. Tell me more please

  • nnana nsot
    November 24, 2013 @ 02:11:31PM

    This is really good I intend to have a quail farm next year in nigeria, I have been drinking 5 raw quail eggs since june 2012. The health benefit is miraculous, my blood sugar dropped and am feeling great.

  • mwangindegwa49@gmail[email protected]
    November 23, 2013 @ 06:04:41PM

    I wish to domesticate these birds. Where can I buy them? They will be doing fine.

  • Otieno
    November 23, 2013 @ 06:02:12AM

    Good venture. Want to start in ngoni town.any contact around ngonig?

  • Musomba Richard
    November 23, 2013 @ 03:37:44AM

    Guys, health is priority, just to share with you the birds products can be medicinal or not depepnidng on what they feed on in the wilderness. Research and keen analysis has to be done by people commiting their time the more to follow up the feeding habits of a freerance Quail bird such that we dont domesticate the bird and with poor feeding and or controlled feeding we affect the qulaity of its products.

  • moses mwangi
    November 21, 2013 @ 07:17:59AM

    keeping of quails is a very good venture,i am rearing to start as soon as possible

  • Andrew Matheka
    November 21, 2013 @ 12:02:26AM

    Its a very interesting article. I would like to venture in the business. My question is how long does it take to get a licence from kws. Please inform.

  • johnson koech
    November 20, 2013 @ 11:29:16AM

    Excellent business would like to start in litein and kamanamsim. Any technical advice?.

  • Grace
    November 20, 2013 @ 08:59:46AM

    Where can I get quail chicks

  • angela Keston
    November 20, 2013 @ 04:01:06AM

    Hi, How i get them?

  • Karanja B M
    November 18, 2013 @ 09:59:21AM

    Where is the marke?

  • simon m. kuria
    November 17, 2013 @ 11:15:18AM

    this is a wonderful venture. keep Kenyans informed. Iwould also to contact Muriithi

  • [email protected]
    November 16, 2013 @ 11:03:19PM

    Can somebody help me with MR MURIITHI CONTACT plz. ( I have 600. chicken & l want to change in quail farming .

  • Benson Munge
    November 16, 2013 @ 07:50:16PM

    These article is informative.Kudos.i would be glad if I get more information on quail farming cause am interested.

  • david gatheca ngomo
    November 16, 2013 @ 09:56:58AM

    am thriiled by your article.are there any importers who are intrestend in buying quails eggs ?

  • hamida
    November 15, 2013 @ 03:00:31PM

    I need those eggs.

  • christine m
    November 15, 2013 @ 01:20:11PM

    Good business indeed. Ihave quail birds for sale too. Pls connect me to serious buyers

  • carol mutheu
    November 15, 2013 @ 07:43:23AM

    I would wish to be advised further on quail farming.connect me to the contact person.

  • Dan nganga
    November 14, 2013 @ 02:23:14PM

    Well done

  • lucy
    November 14, 2013 @ 01:28:02PM

    second quail info

  • Akwalu Lithara
    November 14, 2013 @ 09:41:24AM

    Where can i buy quails within Nairobi?

  • Patience
    November 13, 2013 @ 11:47:46PM

    Mature quail birds for meat available for sale

  • stephen kamau
    November 13, 2013 @ 12:24:45PM

    please can i get contatcts for want some detailed idea of how i can start that farming.

  • joseph Muriithi
    November 13, 2013 @ 06:41:37AM

    I am a new farmer of quils and i wish to gain experince in rearing and marketing this birds with their eggs from other farmers.

  • Mary Njoroge
    November 13, 2013 @ 12:46:05AM

    Am in Gatundu how can i contact Muriithi.. Am interested in quail farming..

  • Paul
    November 13, 2013 @ 12:40:55AM

    I would like to start rearing quails the story is so inspiring. HOw do i go about it? I am in Kiambu.

  • Doan Abuya
    November 13, 2013 @ 12:09:31AM

    please help me the contacts of Mureithi from Mikindani, am also in Mombasa and interested in Qual farming.

  • Nyanjui Nganga
    November 12, 2013 @ 10:01:50AM

    Its good business vencher, and also good for the medicinal value.

  • S Kironde
    November 12, 2013 @ 04:44:04AM

    its agood venture iam in kampala iwould like to start that project Dr Katongole iwant to be part of you

  • Dominic otieno
    November 12, 2013 @ 03:17:00AM

    i need a place were i can learn more about quail farming coz i want to start farming quail in my county,it is good inverstment indeed.

  • Michael mutie
    November 11, 2013 @ 02:04:14PM

    where can one buy the quails?

  • Gregory
    November 11, 2013 @ 12:42:03PM

    Wonderful idea, want to start in Bondo.

  • raphael njoroge
    November 11, 2013 @ 08:40:58AM

    its viable n reflects a bright future in poultry farming

  • alex
    November 11, 2013 @ 12:04:21AM

    WOULD LIKE TO START QUAIL FARMING IN BAMBURI. HOW DO I GET ALEX.

  • David K.Kamau
    November 10, 2013 @ 02:09:21AM

    May i request contact for Murithi of mombasa on the article. Am in mombasa and interested.

  • Kiage David N.
    November 9, 2013 @ 02:17:26PM

    Kindly let me know how to get these birds to start farming.

  • Martin Wekesa
    November 9, 2013 @ 01:58:56AM

    Where can i buy quails for keeping?

  • James karega
    November 8, 2013 @ 08:24:15AM

    Kindly send me sketch of a quail mesh for 100pcs

  • naomi nyambura
    November 7, 2013 @ 12:50:47PM

    II want to start this business of quail what capital required

  • Hassan Ronoh
    November 7, 2013 @ 10:54:12AM

    I would to Quail farmer plz where would ibuy those birds?.

  • Ezra irungu
    November 7, 2013 @ 10:20:16AM

    this is a wonderful venture.I want to start it in Muranga immediately. I hope KWS will not only be interested in collecting the ksh. 2000 from farmers but also assist in marketing of meet, eggs and other products.

  • LUCAS
    November 7, 2013 @ 09:01:44AM

    Kindly send me a Sketch of 1.Quail Housing- Structure 2.Licencing 3. How I can get them and @ Ksh......... eggs @ Ksh..........adult @ Ksh,..........Chicks.

  • Jogendra Singh
    November 7, 2013 @ 05:41:39AM

    I am a director of JST poultry pvt. ltd. company. I want to know about weight of adult quail male and female both. I want to quail farming a large scale. Thanks

  • Peter Kamau
    November 7, 2013 @ 04:10:08AM

    I would like more information on Quail farming,,,i have already purchased the Cages. -where to buy quails -Licensing -Useful info.

  • Jemi
    November 6, 2013 @ 02:25:21PM

    Asena hey, I need one day old quails. Please contact me as soon as you can

  • steve magambo
    November 6, 2013 @ 12:40:29PM

    very interested in rearing these birds. I have already constructed a big barn and now doing the cages. Where and w hen can I get the chicks? I intend to start with 1500 the first month nd increase this 3000 the second month. Please get in touch with me and help me on start up.

  • KARIUKI F.M
    November 6, 2013 @ 07:15:29AM

    hey what agood business venture i have liked the testimonies of medicinal values.

  • Franklin. Anigala
    November 6, 2013 @ 05:58:08AM

    I m interested in keeping quail farming in nigeria. Please, where do I get quail bird to buy here in nigeria.

  • Roselyne
    November 6, 2013 @ 05:10:57AM

    Dorcas Omari and Zephania Thairu, give me your contacts pliz.

  • lucy waweru
    November 5, 2013 @ 02:48:35PM

    I really like the business idea Would wish to start it sooneest. Just wish to pause a querry If I hav the birds and eggs is there ready market

  • kevin
    November 5, 2013 @ 11:04:40AM

    am really intrestred to start this noble business currently am rearing rabbits n would like to rear quails as well

  • mbogo
    November 5, 2013 @ 01:41:37AM

    a student in jkuat shared with me about quail farming today and even opened sabahionline.com. i have some interest.

  • asena
    November 4, 2013 @ 11:06:15AM

    anyone who wants either quaills or the eggs contact me

  • Gabriel
    November 4, 2013 @ 07:45:24AM

    I would like someone who is keeping the bird in Nairobi county to invite me that i can aquire basic skills of keeping it.

  • elizabeth njeri
    November 4, 2013 @ 05:01:12AM

    a friend told me about this venture. i need pictures of the cages please help. what is the minimum number that i can keep?

  • Hudson Maina
    November 4, 2013 @ 12:39:45AM

    How can i start this venture; kws licence or baying the birds first n from where?

  • Dr Katongole J. C.
    November 3, 2013 @ 02:29:58PM

    I have started growing quails for eggs in Kampala uganda. I do not yet a big market. Can someone tell where I can sale them? Quail businessis not so big as yet here in Uganda.

  • Asha Tomno
    November 3, 2013 @ 01:58:11PM

    I have liked the ldea of Quail breading farming in my shamba i have been hearing from friends., also me l want to start lmmediately with 1,000 quails.

  • Anthony
    November 2, 2013 @ 07:49:27AM

    way to go kenyan..thats very educative indeed, n am planing on joining the farming comunity n get a piece of that cake...

  • paul
    November 2, 2013 @ 06:15:03AM

    i like the venture and wold like to raise this birds,please help me

  • jayne
    November 2, 2013 @ 02:25:43AM

    I need to buy the eggs, kindly help me with contacts Jayne

  • joseph kaindio
    November 2, 2013 @ 01:04:34AM

    im in the process of rearing the quail on slope of mt kenya .please could i get any details and contact of ony farm aroud mt. kenya to pay avisit. and larn more about the same.

  • Evelyne
    November 1, 2013 @ 09:22:16AM

    Am very interested in this business. Is there anyone who can advise as well as organise a trip to some of these farms. Also advise if they do well in cold regions. Thanks

  • susan
    November 1, 2013 @ 09:09:38AM

    i would like to get contacts for festus regards susan

  • cyrus kariuki
    November 1, 2013 @ 08:30:57AM

    Hey connect me to alex mureithi

  • DAVID KANJI
    November 1, 2013 @ 04:51:14AM

    I am interested to start quail farming. can someone doing the same around nairobi invite me to see how it is done? Kanji

  • Kivuti Wanjiru
    November 1, 2013 @ 12:50:35AM

    I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS BUSINESS. I am in the procss of constructin cages. Please advice me where i can get the wonderful things. I am in Mombasa - thank you

  • EuniceNgito
    October 31, 2013 @ 05:47:22AM

    Im in the process of obtain license to rare quill

  • emma mungai
    October 31, 2013 @ 04:46:01AM

    hi iwould like to start quail farming please connect me with smone from embu

  • Wambui Njuguna
    October 31, 2013 @ 04:28:10AM

    I have an area of 33ft x 10ft x 10ft length. How may cages and quails can I keep? Is it advisable to apply for a licences before constructing the cages?

  • MUSA
    October 31, 2013 @ 03:50:48AM

    AWESOME

  • Kakai
    October 30, 2013 @ 08:55:52PM

    Could I kindly get the contact details of Alex Mureithi in Kiambu?

  • Elijah
    October 29, 2013 @ 04:17:36PM

    i have recently started collecting quail eggs from my quails if you need the quail eggs the prices range from 50-55 keep in touch but if one needs in bulk he /she has to place an order and agree on the collection date thankyou

  • macharia
    October 29, 2013 @ 10:06:55AM

    Anyone selling these birds for i woul like to buy.Am in Dagoreti pls advice

  • Kiprono Mutai
    October 29, 2013 @ 06:11:01AM

    I will like to start quail farming in kericho any advice

  • Joseph Muritu
    October 29, 2013 @ 01:43:36AM

    Great venture! Could someone please advise me where to get Incubators for Quail eggs asap? With such a high demand, someone needs to incubate their eggs en-mass! Muritu

  • Boniface Makau
    October 28, 2013 @ 01:40:48PM

    Very good article, many kenyan need be educated on alternative food sources.

  • maureen
    October 28, 2013 @ 06:59:49AM

    Looking for someone selling the quail eggs urgently in nairobi

  • lucy gitau
    October 28, 2013 @ 06:10:28AM

    WOOOH!great investment as i know about.i need eggs how can i get and at what price so that i can also rear more?am in kabete

  • Salim nassor salim
    October 28, 2013 @ 02:40:21AM

    Iam interested in farming i have a farm in gede mjomboni malindi

  • PENNINAH
    October 28, 2013 @ 01:58:16AM

    I WOULD LIKE TO START QUAIL FARMING IN MTWAPA. HOW DO I GET ALEX MUREITHI

  • flora
    October 27, 2013 @ 11:13:38AM

    keep up am joining u in a while coz am one month old in the busness

  • mwazo davis mwangwai
    October 25, 2013 @ 11:57:25AM

    i have liked the page

  • caroline muchemi
    October 25, 2013 @ 05:55:24AM

    very intrest in this venture please give me contacts to a farmer in kiambu or around so that i may start immediately admin or sam ikwayes contact

  • kibuchi charity
    October 25, 2013 @ 05:41:25AM

    Am interested to start this business. where can i get the birds .pliz advice me

  • millicent Mukami
    October 25, 2013 @ 04:21:49AM

    I am starting off the business in 3 weeks,am based at ruiru.i need someone who can buy my eggs.i am based in ruiru.

  • Mrs. Njenga
    October 24, 2013 @ 08:07:15AM

    I like this article

  • Dinah Chienjo
    October 23, 2013 @ 02:20:57PM

    Great! i want to be a farmer. How do I get started?

  • paul kariuki
    October 23, 2013 @ 10:44:18AM

    where can one finds the quails chick and @ how much?

  • Glory Karimi
    October 23, 2013 @ 06:28:35AM

    I would like to start this business, advise me please.

  • Mercy Kamau
    October 22, 2013 @ 08:12:27AM

    I am looking for 3 weeks old quail birds urgently.

  • isaac
    October 21, 2013 @ 06:27:56PM

    Am isaac from ruiru and very much want to rear quail birds about 300.

  • peter
    October 21, 2013 @ 05:16:32PM

    Am challenged i will start the business as fast as possible

  • antony
    October 21, 2013 @ 04:26:22PM

    I am so interested..kindly assist me in where i will get the quails...please Githiji and mureithi,do help me with your contacts please!..i so need the quails,am based in limuru

  • Maina wilson
    October 21, 2013 @ 04:00:41PM

    Where do i get the birds am interested in raring them

  • John Billy
    October 21, 2013 @ 11:31:48AM

    This is very important information

  • patricia wambui
    October 21, 2013 @ 09:15:58AM

    is the goverment of kenya offering loans to individuals willing to venture into such farming?

  • Abdul Rashid
    October 21, 2013 @ 07:56:38AM

    I think it will help to kick poverty

  • evans malova
    October 20, 2013 @ 10:02:28AM

    i have already ordered for chicks, i like this so much

  • mariam
    October 19, 2013 @ 01:09:52PM

    Very interesting. i live in malindi and would like to learn from mr.mureithi or visit his farm. can i have your contacts pls

  • Festus
    October 19, 2013 @ 01:02:54PM

    I have a huge local market for both meat and eggs. contact me now.

  • bbasilizah
    October 19, 2013 @ 07:29:30AM

    Am Mrs mutai from bomet am interested in this kind of farming assist.

  • ANTHONY W. GITURO aka STONI
    October 19, 2013 @ 04:12:31AM

    where can i get these eggs in mombasa?

  • Rose
    October 18, 2013 @ 01:40:01PM

    Want to start the quail farming where can I get the chicks. Iam in kitengela

  • Bridgit wekesa
    October 18, 2013 @ 04:26:51AM

    lm very interested in quil farming and l will be conducting you soon for full details

  • William kiarie
    October 17, 2013 @ 10:10:58AM

    A good venture. please connect me with Antony of Isinya. I need chicks urgently.

  • victor gitonga mbogo
    October 17, 2013 @ 09:31:28AM

    i would like to start quail farming. Can you kindly assist me. I am from embu county

  • Njau
    October 16, 2013 @ 09:08:29PM

    Iam planning to start quail faming soon

  • Gilbert Manoti
    October 16, 2013 @ 10:27:26AM

    I Stay in thika town and i would like to buy the quail eggs for home consumption,where are they available in thika so that i can buy.kindly give me the contacts urgently,just e mail me

  • Florence Makena
    October 16, 2013 @ 07:29:35AM

    Am so much interested in starting this business of quill farming and i live in Mombasa Jomvu. i wish to visit your farm. kindly assisti.

  • louis mbugua njuguna
    October 15, 2013 @ 09:54:03AM

    am so in the love with the article, personally i will keep the quail birds as from next week God willing, about other wildlife like crcodiles, its the best i will further inquire and do keep a variety of wildlife.... for the moment i am breeding germanshepherds

  • BULALI
    October 15, 2013 @ 09:36:41AM

    This is a quick money maker with short BEP

  • Dorcas Omari
    October 15, 2013 @ 07:37:18AM

    My Isinya quail farm is doing very well. I currently collect over 300 eggs daily, yet the demand for eggs is so high. I am happy with the returns so far.

  • irene
    October 15, 2013 @ 05:19:04AM

    i néed 2 Start,advce

  • D.TanuI
    October 14, 2013 @ 03:27:12PM

    Am interested wth the venture can someone connect me erg the kiambu farmer,am in Nairobi

  • soul kasha
    October 14, 2013 @ 02:35:15PM

    Good idea I need the contacts for Anthony Muriuki and any other breeder in Mombasa or Kilifi county.

  • daniel mutinda
    October 14, 2013 @ 10:10:33AM

    where do i get these birds?.

  • galdino mkala
    October 14, 2013 @ 09:19:51AM

    a good project to consider, how are cages like ?

  • Lucy Waruguru Ritho
    October 14, 2013 @ 08:08:04AM

    Am in the process of getting the licence and greatly interested in quails bird farming.I would like to visit your farm.Pls direct me through email.Urgent.

  • caroline ngeene
    October 14, 2013 @ 03:50:41AM

    i would like to prepare a dish using quails and selling, how much is a mature one for cooking.

  • mutisya maweu
    October 14, 2013 @ 03:17:16AM

    Its a good venture,already made up my mind to start.anybody with chicks??James... Kitengela.

  • Sylvans
    October 14, 2013 @ 01:39:27AM

    A nice piece.Feeling inspired already! Kindly guide me.Where can I get some lessons, tips and possibly purchase the 1st breed of 50 birds.

  • ANTHONY
    October 13, 2013 @ 02:02:34PM

    Hi,i work abroad and i owns a quail farm in Meru.I have discovered a huge market in quail meat for processing.Please advice me on legal procedure of exporting game meat.

  • Mburu ngugi
    October 12, 2013 @ 09:39:54AM

    I am a quail birds small scale farmer,a brocker of the birds/chicks And i also suppliy the eggs to farmers,shops,chemists etc.i mostly operate within thika and nairobi.i will arrange for you to see atleast one farm if you need to.

  • Tom Njoroge
    October 11, 2013 @ 03:32:07AM

    i like your work Mr Bosire,i got interested on Quail farming,kindly give the contacts of Andrew Mureithi(kiambu resident) the farmer that i may get some tips on it,or link me with him. Tom from thika.

  • Robert kemboi
    October 10, 2013 @ 04:18:48PM

    I would like to start quils farming. Please connect me with anyone he can furnish me with more information and where i can get the birds

  • Naz agha
    October 10, 2013 @ 06:58:36AM

    I need some quail chicks. Where and from whom can I buy. Please contact me.

  • Enock Ogolla
    October 10, 2013 @ 01:39:36AM

    I want to start quail farming. Where can I buy the breeder chicks and incubator?

  • DAVID KARIUKI
    October 9, 2013 @ 04:39:01PM

    profitable adventure. can some one kindly help me with EUNICE NJOKI CONTACT AT OTHAYA

  • Elizabeth
    October 9, 2013 @ 12:56:03PM

    l would like to keep the quail birds.Where can i get ready birds.lm in Nairobi.Please contact me..

  • Shadrack Inoti
    October 8, 2013 @ 08:22:53AM

    Quail farming should be encouraged in small scale farming because of its high profit margin.

  • Anthony Muriuki
    October 7, 2013 @ 07:19:33PM

    I am a quail farmer myself and i would like to assist those who want to get into this business.I am i Nairobi ,Kasarani and i hatch the birds. Fact , I brood the birds for three weeks and they are ready for your cage at there you go.

  • stephen
    October 7, 2013 @ 02:00:31PM

    I have eggs and chicks if anybody wants

  • Jennifer
    October 7, 2013 @ 09:37:20AM

    Interested in quail farming am in Kitengela please connect me to the nearest quail farmers to learn more and get the birds and incubator. Ready to start. Please contact me

  • veron
    October 7, 2013 @ 01:10:22AM

    I would like to start Quail farming, in Mtito Andei, Please Let me Know what is needed first and do I have to buy if I can catch them?

  • Mrs bannie
    October 6, 2013 @ 12:30:44PM

    Im keen to start quirl bird farming.kindly help with material to set a proper high standard production.thaxs mrs bannie.juja.

  • lewis
    October 6, 2013 @ 09:14:39AM

    Am workin on keepin quails and doin b/s, what kind of food do they eat..or as a potential quail farmer..what advice can yo give me???

  • Zephania Thairu
    October 5, 2013 @ 03:34:59PM

    It is interesting to learn new tricks of money making. I visited one farm today and I have ordered 200 quils for a start. I am aiming at producing 1000 eggs a day within the next one year and therefore will be making about Ksh. 20,000.00 at least a day. Kindly follow my progress through email.

  • milton
    October 5, 2013 @ 02:01:23PM

    kindly give me the contacts

  • Haboh
    October 4, 2013 @ 09:51:28AM

    I need to buy 300 fertilized quail egz.

  • erick akyoo
    October 4, 2013 @ 09:37:56AM

    I lyk the fact that even outsiders has seen how great is the project for quail farming.

  • Murathe
    October 4, 2013 @ 06:28:43AM

    I would like to buy quial chicks. Let me have your contact

  • Jim W.Haukins
    October 3, 2013 @ 10:22:37AM

    Its always so encauraging to get to know about other people who have ,and are still earning deacent living from Quail farming.The best thing about it apart from creating an alternative chance for even city dwellers to engage in farming,is that the more abudant and available the eggs and meats are,being curative,the better it is for those who need them.Lets all go for it.As good as the market lasts.Trust Kenyans to identify and jump at apportunities to make an innocent buck.Bravo watu wetu!!

  • William Ogolla
    October 3, 2013 @ 09:27:11AM

    Need to know how to start Quail farming.Some help?

  • MARTIN KAMENYA KARANJA
    October 2, 2013 @ 08:41:36AM

    i would like to start quil farming can someone assist so i can start am martin from Ruiru Kiambu county

  • mboo mwikya
    October 2, 2013 @ 04:26:07AM

    how can i acess contacts of this quile farmer

  • EDWIN KOECH
    October 1, 2013 @ 10:23:14AM

    Where can I get the quail birds or their eggs for inhubation in Bomet Narok county.

  • simon
    October 1, 2013 @ 05:33:13AM

    Dear Alice Njoki from Othaya kindly provide your contacts. i am interested on buying eggs. Thanks Simon

  • John Nyakundi
    October 1, 2013 @ 05:33:04AM

    I would like to have contact address of Mr. Sam Ikwaye or any quail farmer. I am interested learning more on quail farming.

  • Savannah Green Acres
    September 29, 2013 @ 04:18:51PM

    I am also interested in Quail farming. Who can supply the birds, my target is 5000 birds

  • muriuki
    September 27, 2013 @ 06:01:41AM

    Am a resident of nairobi and very much interested in learning more on this venture urgently. who can assist plz?

  • stefano gonah
    September 27, 2013 @ 02:34:40AM

    Can anyone anyone give details wherebi can get 1day old chicks in msa

  • moses
    September 26, 2013 @ 03:51:38AM

    am moses and also a quail farmer. my target is 5000 pcs.

  • simon muchoki
    September 26, 2013 @ 02:58:03AM

    Ian interest in quil farming,and AM looking for the birds.

  • dominic karuma
    September 25, 2013 @ 03:17:15PM

    im interest kindly contact via email

  • elizabeti
    September 25, 2013 @ 02:40:01AM

    I am a Tanzanian. Can I order quail eggs from Kenya or even quails themselves. I have admired that rearing and would wish to join you.

  • Becky
    September 24, 2013 @ 08:40:49AM

    I am a resident of Nairobi interest in quil business any one who is doing quil business around who is willing to guide me through a learning process. Kindly let me know who can assist on where to source from, operations and potential markets. Thank you.

  • wambugu karingo
    September 23, 2013 @ 10:34:13PM

    i have identified a source of a few birds to start up,and i am seeking advise on construction of the cages @ village and commercial levels. Anybody to guide?

  • ngumba
    September 21, 2013 @ 04:27:26PM

    very sweet. how swift is kws in issuing licences? is market guaranteed? please inform.

  • beth wacu kimari
    September 21, 2013 @ 12:46:15PM

    Please advise me am in the process of keeping the birds in the next three weeks the business should be up but am somehow afraid since am not sure where to get the market. Am raring the birds in kiambu county githunguri

  • kahura esther
    September 21, 2013 @ 03:03:07AM

    what to get quil bird for farming in nairobi pliz anyone in nairobi heip me

  • kithinji nyaga
    September 20, 2013 @ 01:08:43PM

    Nice job

  • Susan.
    September 20, 2013 @ 07:02:20AM

    Please give your contacts.

  • BIBIAN
    September 20, 2013 @ 05:24:02AM

    EXCELLENT I COME FROM KIAMBU AND I WILL THINK ABOUT IT, CONSIDERING THE SMALL SHAMBAS I THINK IT WILL WORK

  • JOSEPH KILONZI KIMAU
    September 20, 2013 @ 12:47:51AM

    Am starting Quail farming.May God Help Me!

  • Sammy
    September 19, 2013 @ 04:41:16AM

    I started five weeks ago and i now have few eggs . it is a business that can grow youth. The government through ministry of trade should now look for proper market outside the country, so as to have more people in the business. Otherwise i like your article

  • phillis
    September 18, 2013 @ 06:57:39AM

    a very nice venture, hoping to start a similar one by end of this month.

  • fridah
    September 17, 2013 @ 11:30:24AM

    farmers, where can i get the birds?. Am interested in. contact me via email.

  • daniel tenywa
    September 17, 2013 @ 10:13:41AM

    inspiring

  • Adam Abdulkadir
    September 17, 2013 @ 04:51:17AM

    How that Kenyan citizen has reared birds like guinea fowls is a good way of creating employment opportunities. It is a very good idea that needs to be borrowed. I sometimes feel like rearing guinea fowl here in Somalia.

  • isaac mwenda
    September 16, 2013 @ 08:09:19AM

    Am really insipered by your attickle. I look forward to know more on quail farming. thanks and keep up!

  • daniel ngetich
    September 16, 2013 @ 06:29:16AM

    I would like to domestiicate them where would i get them pliy informed

  • David Muigai
    September 15, 2013 @ 12:27:07PM

    Interested in quail farming. Planning to visit relevant offices for information.

  • Labz
    September 15, 2013 @ 09:33:42AM

    How can i get the contacts of sam of mikindani i would like to pay a visit to learn more.

  • sifamshamba
    September 15, 2013 @ 06:15:26AM

    Its great new to me and I want to start emmediately on my balcony. may be where to get just a few quails to start with may be my challenge

  • christine karimi
    September 14, 2013 @ 06:16:33AM

    quite an interesting venture. would you kindly send me your number for more inquiry.

  • Angelica
    September 14, 2013 @ 12:11:59AM

    Can l keep quails in Nyanza? Am very interested.

  • Mary Gatutha
    September 13, 2013 @ 08:06:00PM

    Amazing n helpful information...must try...thanx

  • Alice Kamau
    September 12, 2013 @ 10:07:01AM

    Very interested in quail farming. Kindly Mureithi from Mikindani how can I get to visit your farm? Am in Mombasa too.

  • minor
    September 12, 2013 @ 07:10:35AM

    am also suprised that this birds are had to come by because i hav been searchung for them since april..if anyone has an idea of were i kan purchase them.

  • safdar
    September 12, 2013 @ 04:34:46AM

    I am impressed to read his positive views and findings. I am also interested to have a form for me. I have agriculture land, may be i will opt to do there or I will do in my house in a large city.

  • kevin
    September 12, 2013 @ 03:36:49AM

    who knows how i can get the quail birds ?

  • john kabucho
    September 11, 2013 @ 04:05:24PM

    Wonderful i need to know the mr. Mureithi in msa i have such an interest in those birds ,the idea is wonderful

  • eunice njoki
    September 11, 2013 @ 03:07:07PM

    i am mama ken at othaya i domesticate several quails bird about five thousands, where do i get the market? i started july 2013 if though i do market at now all the othaya areas. those will get this request inform for who are much willingingly to quals farming you can order through emailing or contact

  • njuguna
    September 11, 2013 @ 10:38:45AM

    ur contacts pliz

  • zephania
    September 10, 2013 @ 10:07:50AM

    its quite lucrutive and wonderful bussiness venture.

  • Samuel N Gachui
    September 10, 2013 @ 06:34:03AM

    This is very encouranging , we need to get people to work. I already have 100 chicks and i believe it is a good venture. Can i get the contact details for Sam Ikwaye of mikindani i would like to pay him a visit

  • m
    September 8, 2013 @ 11:19:56AM

    I would like to domesticate those birds. Where do I get them? I am in Juja, Kiambu County.

  • FAY
    September 8, 2013 @ 06:08:24AM

    Good stuff, great idea. Will definitely go for it.

  • jemmy
    September 8, 2013 @ 03:12:58AM

    Hey, I would really want contact for Alex in mombasa

  • AGOKO CHRISTINE
    September 7, 2013 @ 10:20:41AM

    HOW CAN I CONTACT SAM IKWAYE?

  • wambugu karingm
    September 5, 2013 @ 11:30:37AM

    i am very much interested in this farming

  • mukoigo
    August 30, 2013 @ 10:53:33PM

    why dont you need licences to keep chickens,this is an unnecessary barrier that the government should do away with.

  • valentine
    August 29, 2013 @ 03:35:40PM

    Hi am Valentine from kikuyu, I really want to start quail farming, but I dont know where ti get them, pliz advice

  • wilfred
    August 29, 2013 @ 03:36:10AM

    hi. would like to get in contact with one of these farmers in mombasa.

  • Naomi Kamau
    August 28, 2013 @ 03:28:52AM

    Hey, how can i get the contacts for the farmers or suppliers of chicks

  • C. Ochieng
    August 25, 2013 @ 08:58:14AM

    I reside in Mombasa, how can I get in touch with Alex Mureithi?

  • lilian
    August 24, 2013 @ 03:31:46PM

    Need quail eggs or day old chick how can i get them and at what price? [email protected]

  • Benjamin Laizer
    August 22, 2013 @ 03:02:01AM

    It's very educative.

  • sange wangoya
    August 21, 2013 @ 09:18:11AM

    This is wonderful information! We have been keeping quails for decades now, but we did not know that they are that marketable! Our wildlife guards one day came and took us to court for an offens of keeping quails! Why did not these guards from Tanzania give us a chance for keeping quails! Then we would have created jobs, trade and have our economical situation made better. I really blame our leaders, especially in Rorya District for not giving us a chance to keep quails

  • ayoola
    August 21, 2013 @ 06:50:59AM

    the business is doing well in nigeria, with little capital to start with, I tell u. after two month u too will smile

  • Judith
    August 21, 2013 @ 05:39:40AM

    Very encouraging I recently started my quail farm looking forward to the rewards

  • simon
    August 21, 2013 @ 05:12:44AM

    wish strongly to get to quail farming as soon as possible,am in garissa town please connect me to the nearest quail farmers to get the birds

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