Quail farming a hot investment trend in Kenya

By Bosire Boniface in Garissa

November 05, 2013

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The allure of reaping steady profits from quail farming is attracting nationwide interest, as permit applications for raising the wild birds domestically keep coming in, officials at the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) say.

The government is encouraging the regulated business of breeding quail for their eggs and meat to create jobs and provide Kenyans with an alternative food source.

By year's end, the wildlife service expects to register 5,000 quail keeping licences, according to Elizabeth Leitori, senior warden for enforcement and compliance affairs at KWS.

"It is easy to get the permits because it is part of the government effort to encourage economic growth of citizens, but it is also easier to have the licence revoked if the conditions set to keep the birds are flouted," she told Sabahi. "One can only get the birds from licenced keepers, whose contact and address details are with the county KWS offices."

Quail breeders must obtain a licence for a fee of up to 2,000 shillings ($23), which can be renewed annually provided that certain conditions are met, including hygiene, KWS spokesman Paul Udoto said.

Before KWS can issue a permit, officers must inspect the cages for housing quail. Even though quail are wild birds, for farming purposes they need to be kept in a dry and warm place in cages that are well ventilated, Udoto said.

Permit holders also are subject to impromptu inspections, he said, and any violations of the permit's conditions can lead to its revocation or the licensee's arrest.

"It is an offence to keep a wild animal without a permit from KWS and offenders are liable to a fine of more than 1 million shillings ($11,700) or a prison sentence," he told Sabahi.

Individuals interested in the trade should print the quail/small birds license application form from the agency's website at www.kws.go.ke. Applicants are required to submit the application along with the fee to their local KWS office, Udoto said, adding that licenses are issued on the same day.

Easier than raising chickens

Quail farming is not as complicated as chicken farming, said George Gichu, a resident of Nairobi's Githurai neighbourhood who keeps quail.

The cages Gichu uses for housing quail are made from materials available at the local market, including wood, iron sheeting and wire mesh. A 5-square-foot space can accommodate 15 quails, while the same space is not big enough for a single chicken, he said.

"A quail bird does not need any vaccinations and consumes an eighth of what a chicken eats," he said. "The biggest challenge is taking care of the chicks, where one has to ensure that they have adequate warmth around the clock."

The birds mature in only five weeks and lay eggs almost daily, said Gichu, who has kept quail since September 2012.

"There are no incubators for quail eggs yet but one can adjust the settings of the incubator for chicken eggs to fit the purpose," he said.

Gichu sells quail meat and eggs, popular with Kenyan families and tourists alike, and for a fee he leads people on tours of his operation so they can learn from him about quail farming.

Gichu said he gets in touch with potential customers through social networking sites and he advertises products on the free OLX classifieds service. Quail breeding and farming groups on Facebook also provide information on how to start the business and help connect potential breeders and customers, he said.

Facebook groups include Quail Farmers of Kenya, Quail Breeders in Kenya and Quails Kenya Limited, among others.

Vincent Ontiri, a 22-year-old Kisii County resident, said he used to keep pigeons and quails as a hobby until June, when he released most of them into the wild.

Later on, he regretted his decision to free the birds after coming across a Sabahi article that said quail products were in high demand in Kenya, Ontiri said.

"I could not believe that through my lack of information I had just released millions of shillings [worth of birds]. I had about 400 of them and I used to feed them with millet," he told Sabahi.

While most of his quail are now roaming freely, he was able to recapture 20 of them. "From the 20 I intend to grow in the business," he said, adding that he acquired his KWS permit October 12th.

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Reader's Comments

  • bonnie
    August 9, 2014 @ 10:02:35AM

    quail farming is da big deal. where can i get it, am in Gulu Uganda

  • mukasa john bosco 0751632516/0772632516
    July 7, 2014 @ 07:40:58AM

    i all so want to start doing that business but i dont know how i can get the birds can you pleas assist me?

  • tareque
    June 25, 2014 @ 12:19:07AM

    Is there any problems in egg production if i give them (layer quail) a huge space to move them?

  • وهيب الحرازي
    June 18, 2014 @ 04:19:55PM

    Al glory be to Allah. We thank God because the information here are very good. I also have common quail, but I do not know how to raise it. Now, I will reconsider this issue. Very good indeed.

  • nambula k ismail
    June 14, 2014 @ 06:12:59AM

    i would like to get more information about qail rearing thanks

  • silukuni cornerious
    June 9, 2014 @ 07:19:23AM

    I would like to have more information about keeping quils. Eg the type of cages used and type of food they feed on. Also give me the number required per per square metre and so forth

  • labaran garba
    June 2, 2014 @ 03:45:06PM

    I would like to see the cage image of quail birds?

  • maxamed qaasim caliyow
    April 14, 2014 @ 09:33:48AM

    Thank you for your article which is a slogan for combating poverty. I am planning to start quail farming in Lower Shabbele region specially Wanlaweyn District of Somalia. I would like you to give me more details and recommendations on how the bird cages are designed, their feedings and the best species of the birds. Please I really need the contact number of Mr. George Gichu. Thank you

  • JOSEPH BRUNO
    March 27, 2014 @ 09:33:13AM

    This newsletter is good. However, I would suggest as a large group of youth who have no opportunity are found on FACEBOOK. You should organise a way to share with FACEBOOK users in order to easily help them participate and find their way out!

  • twahir
    March 19, 2014 @ 07:02:49AM

    Thank you admin 4 ur info

  • Pastor Tenjoh Lawrence
    March 18, 2014 @ 07:39:01AM

    I have just started keeping quails and producing eyes for market. I am a Cameroonian will like to know more about this birds. Please tell me testimonies of how the eyes is helping others else where.

  • Marekia C M
    February 18, 2014 @ 01:12:34AM

    In Nyeri County farmers have no market or they are not aware of the merket. There is luck of information are are killing them. Who is to offer extension on the value chain as everything is now being taken to Livestock Extension Office.

  • Lilian
    February 15, 2014 @ 08:46:29AM

    Selling quail eggs,chicks and mature quails

  • Aidan
    February 12, 2014 @ 10:20:04PM

    I wish to know those birds. I also want to domesticate them for health. I am from Tanzania.

  • Wambui
    February 10, 2014 @ 09:02:47AM

    Am already in the business,but the price of the eggs is so low as of now,where can i sell the eggs ?

  • durai
    February 4, 2014 @ 06:33:59AM

    Hi i am planning for Quail chicks farming in tamilnadu(india),please provide details and tips

  • wangoma
    January 31, 2014 @ 04:52:15PM

    Hahaha so Kenyans fell for this.... One egg for 70 shillings??? And it is smaller so whom will you sell those eyes when every one will buy quail???

  • Yegon victor
    January 29, 2014 @ 04:50:44AM

    Amiracle .we should teach our people importancy on how to protect bird...Children of Isreal use when they wher in whilterness.

  • toye of egba land
    January 26, 2014 @ 07:45:11AM

    I have qual bird and l want to av more for people to enjoy for good health

  • David
    January 26, 2014 @ 01:52:05AM

    IInformative

  • REUBEN
    January 24, 2014 @ 01:41:10PM

    I LIKE THE FARMING

  • lynn
    January 23, 2014 @ 07:20:58PM

    Looking for market in kisumu.any advice

  • Felistah
    January 22, 2014 @ 02:01:32PM

    Looking for Quail chicks get in touch....

  • TIMOTHY OMEDO
    January 21, 2014 @ 08:20:06AM

    The project is good as it will help those in lower class to attain their needs but the problem is the taxing.

  • OTHATCHER
    January 20, 2014 @ 05:19:08AM

    How much is the KSW licence.l went to Keep guails msa,

  • gedion mulei
    January 18, 2014 @ 10:38:29AM

    am realy interested in this venture and would like to know alot more

  • eluud
    January 15, 2014 @ 02:51:39PM

    I really need George Gichu contacts pliz

  • Karimi
    January 15, 2014 @ 07:46:44AM

    Hi this sound good but am wondering a few mothsearlier an egg was said to cost Kshs150 to100 now they are all over ad available even in some chemist in Nairobi at btw 30 to 50 bob. Few years back people got crazy with Rabbit farming, which i fell for. I then with many other farmers got disappointedd as eventually ran into loses after the market floded. We lost all our investments as we had to close shop. So pple be weary Karimi

  • GeorgeMachora
    January 15, 2014 @ 06:44:14AM

    Does quail hatch its eggs in captivity?

  • Mohamed
    January 15, 2014 @ 04:51:47AM

    What is the price of one quail?

  • matthews
    January 15, 2014 @ 03:09:43AM

    how do u market ur quail eggs

  • Henrykinyanjui
    January 14, 2014 @ 11:37:58PM

    Am: looking for market in kenya for quill eggs

  • Robert
    January 14, 2014 @ 12:53:27PM

    Encourange more pple in this farming but yet to have a taste of quail product

  • Tom Odwar
    January 14, 2014 @ 10:30:47AM

    Interested. Please advise.

  • Simon Kalya
    January 14, 2014 @ 12:48:13AM

    it is q nice business venture, kws should stop leving farmes and allow free domestication of bird

  • Esmat damji
    January 13, 2014 @ 07:44:17PM

    I am interested in breading quails but more information in regards to care etc Where can get this

  • Ruth
    January 13, 2014 @ 06:27:59AM

    How long does quail take to mature?

  • Roy Mbuvi
    January 13, 2014 @ 05:01:56AM

    this is a very good article on queil farming. i would like to know more on the market, that is the price of the bird it self and the eggs. please advice.

  • Nkoroi Humphrey
    January 13, 2014 @ 04:04:47AM

    I am in need of Quails for layering. Please direct me how to get young ones. I am from South Imenti, Meru. God bless you.

  • george oginga oduor
    January 11, 2014 @ 12:32:11PM

    Sounds a good business venture. I am attracted. How can I get a mannual if any?

  • AGNES MUGURU GATHII
    January 11, 2014 @ 03:49:12AM

    A good idea.I would like keeping Quils soonest possible.Where can I get technical information in Muranga county?

  • Martin Munyua
    January 11, 2014 @ 03:28:07AM

    I like this and iwould like to join

  • stephen onserio
    January 11, 2014 @ 02:49:33AM

    it is interesting business

  • kivindyo
    January 10, 2014 @ 02:02:07PM

    we need more info about the quail farming

  • david
    January 10, 2014 @ 08:57:57AM

    Its a good piece of an article but mark my words Guinea Fowls are more lucrative than quails as they have a ready market for eggs and meat!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Kivunzi
    January 10, 2014 @ 07:43:01AM

    Thanku for the valuable information. I am interested in the farming and am looking for correct breed. Advice.

  • kenneth avisa malala
    January 10, 2014 @ 05:22:11AM

    it is a good venture and i hope to start one in the near future

  • nelson otieno
    January 10, 2014 @ 04:37:49AM

    how much is the KWS licence

  • Emily Kemboy
    January 10, 2014 @ 12:51:59AM

    This is good business.

  • cheruiyot s.k.
    January 9, 2014 @ 02:12:41PM

    Sounds like good business. Is it possible to get a manual on rearing?

  • Pascaliah Arusi
    January 9, 2014 @ 08:52:48AM

    This is a very educative article. I am interested in qual farming. Can you give the necessary contacts where I can get information on how to begin.

  • Rosie
    January 9, 2014 @ 08:36:58AM

    Amazing Luke he much capital is needed

  • kenas klaudia
    January 9, 2014 @ 03:32:04AM

    Good job kenya kenas from zambia

  • pamela
    January 9, 2014 @ 01:08:18AM

    Quail farming is a very interesting , makes someone feel that he or she can do better if started, but the only question is that do quail eggs cure the said diseases because we have not seen even one person giving the testimony. that is the worry I have.

  • simon gatitu
    January 9, 2014 @ 12:46:24AM

    this is quite interesting .

  • sammy Ikenye
    January 8, 2014 @ 07:38:54AM

    Very informative n I intend to venture into the business in a big way. :

  • Jasto Maore
    January 8, 2014 @ 06:57:46AM

    Yes this is good agro-business opportunity. BUT where do I market the birds and the eggs?

  • wangu alice
    January 8, 2014 @ 02:18:28AM

    im selling qual eggs

  • BEN
    January 7, 2014 @ 03:13:52PM

    Let us try this type of farming in our country.

  • jacinta
    January 7, 2014 @ 08:39:15AM

    I am exited about the article and i wouild like to learn more in preparation that i can benefit. my worry is that i have never come accross anyone who consumes these eggs or the meat from the birds . Which hotels do provide the menu of quails that i also visit.

  • Robert Ronoh
    January 7, 2014 @ 01:03:09AM

    These is the way to go, am in

  • shiku
    January 6, 2014 @ 06:05:22PM

    I can supply 100eggs daily. Hola if u need them

  • eric rono
    January 6, 2014 @ 08:46:53AM

    hey youve tolk of quill having great market in kenya but saprisingly hear in kericho no one nor any restorant sells neither quills meat nor eggs

  • Betty
    January 6, 2014 @ 02:01:32AM

    Have got 200 fertilized eggs, any one licensed by kws can can contact me.

  • Mike Onyara
    January 5, 2014 @ 01:01:47PM

    Iam interested in quail farming. I am a Ugandan and would like to get information about quail farming and where to get the birds to start up.

  • Ezra Protas
    January 5, 2014 @ 11:14:35AM

    This business is good and has a big return if your capital is also good, especially chicken that lays eggs.

  • Sheikh
    January 5, 2014 @ 02:54:39AM

    I do quail eggs and chick in msa. Anyone Intrested . Give me a shout.

  • Sylvia Atieno
    January 4, 2014 @ 10:40:21AM

    This is a very good article. I am a prospective quail farmer. please provide me with contacts of the farmers.

  • James M. Ngugi
    January 4, 2014 @ 07:35:34AM

    Its a noble idea but my worry is, wont they flood the market and loose value juz like like the rabbit business which left farmers stranded and desparate? Is the market really permanent?

  • Dickson
    January 3, 2014 @ 05:57:19PM

    Where can i find quail to to but for rearing in nairobi or environs? and also the cage design for building quail cages?

  • John
    January 3, 2014 @ 05:38:08PM

    Good work. I want to keep quails. How do I go about it ?

  • Eunice
    January 3, 2014 @ 12:00:57PM

    Good project!

  • catherine muraguri
    January 3, 2014 @ 07:20:26AM

    kindly provide details of where to buy the eggs

  • ALFRED BUNDI
    January 2, 2014 @ 03:50:08AM

    well done

  • zack ireri
    January 1, 2014 @ 04:17:29PM

    Am a quail farmer in nakuru.i do sell the eggs and the two week old chicks.anyone licensed by kws can get in touch with me for supply.

  • Joseph
    January 1, 2014 @ 04:39:04AM

    Lucrative business,am inspired and would like to venture into this business immediately n please give technical information.

  • hiram gitau
    December 31, 2013 @ 01:41:08PM

    well done, this is a resourceful site. am thinking for executing this noble idea.

  • shazana
    December 31, 2013 @ 07:05:35AM

    My God! this is a brilliant idea i"ve never seen before.I"m really impressed.Let me join the business and enjoy the fruits..

  • Ian
    December 31, 2013 @ 06:54:56AM

    Soon Kenya should become tha largest producer and exporter of quails and quail eggs. I have some if you require.

  • Margy
    December 31, 2013 @ 03:12:34AM

    I fear they might all fly away and leave me with nothing. Can the birds be insured or something?

  • chris
    December 30, 2013 @ 07:34:13AM

    its a good bs kenyans should start kp in large scale

  • cheptumo J
    December 30, 2013 @ 03:22:51AM

    I keep them in Nakuru and its amazing, no much work compared to the chicken, they are also rewarding.

  • Ismailhaule
    December 30, 2013 @ 02:29:17AM

    The government should simply add those licenses. I think they are too few.

  • Mucho I
    December 29, 2013 @ 12:17:49PM

    Iam inspired by the business of quail farming.how can I start .

  • phil
    December 29, 2013 @ 04:10:41AM

    Yap....encouraging

  • Nahshon Moturi
    December 28, 2013 @ 05:28:39AM

    Thanks for your valuable"think tank". We request for your support to facilitate in Quail Farming workshop in Transmara sub-county.

  • Erastus
    December 27, 2013 @ 09:56:18AM

    Great venture.

  • samuel
    December 27, 2013 @ 06:42:39AM

    its the best bisna eva easy 2 keep n supervition,am in karai gwakungu with 400 quails .yu keep thm n at da sme tyme u do other jobs .its amazing guys

  • Geofrey
    December 27, 2013 @ 06:11:47AM

    Good for kenya

  • Elizabeth Wanjiru Matere
    December 27, 2013 @ 05:29:10AM

    Fantastic and beautiful way of handling joblessness,food insecurity,nutritional requirements etc.let Kenyans make hay while the Sun shines. I AM IN.

  • Jane
    December 27, 2013 @ 04:26:42AM

    Kindly give contact of where i can buy the quails. Thanks.

  • ELOSY WANJA NJERU
    December 27, 2013 @ 02:23:49AM

    Am inqubating and selling quails,The business as healthy and financial advantage,I train on how to keep quails for farmers with small space, you can be rich within a few days.

  • Joel Kiyiapi
    December 26, 2013 @ 02:17:44PM

    Of what purpose are the small eggs? How long will the birds survive? What ailments can the birds get? Can they get bird flue that can affect humans? These questions need urgent research anwsers.

  • philip kamau
    December 26, 2013 @ 08:16:06AM

    Iam grad to be in touch with you.is quail feeds availabe in the market.And where can i get quails of good breed.

  • Joseph Njoya
    December 26, 2013 @ 05:02:37AM

    Good bussiness

  • tony
    December 25, 2013 @ 03:23:31PM

    This is good.More people need to know about this because of the manifold health benefits.

  • steve omare
    December 25, 2013 @ 12:27:59PM

    i intend to venture into quail farming coz am really interested with the upcoming demand of their products.

  • stanley opondo ochieng
    December 25, 2013 @ 09:20:13AM

    Kindly let me know where to get stock for a starter

  • Yarsin Lwasa
    December 25, 2013 @ 07:41:27AM

    This idea is too anti-poverty. Wanna do it in Uganda, is there a way we can ascertain market as I have not found them popular in Uganda yet.Am currently raring croiler chicken. Great piece of artical. Thank you so much.

  • Richard kioko
    December 25, 2013 @ 03:24:40AM

    thanks for such good and useful information....... am now joining the quail farming and business.

  • Elijah
    December 24, 2013 @ 04:15:35AM

    Amazing, it is time for God to reward kenyans. Good article

  • EDWIN
    December 24, 2013 @ 03:47:29AM

    I LIKE THAT AND ANYBODY WITH THE SAME INTEREST I MAKE PARRAFFIN INCUBATOR WHICH R CHEAP N HATCH ALL KIND OF EGGS I ALSO TRAINS FOR FREE IN MY FARM(0723099664) JUST SMS

  • prince kelvin
    December 23, 2013 @ 05:46:53PM

    what are its by products...and how ready is the market.

  • margaret mulili
    December 23, 2013 @ 02:42:10AM

    Iam interested in Quail farming and would like to have as much information as possible.

  • njoroge ndûngû
    December 22, 2013 @ 11:39:57AM

    How can i start that farming of quail

  • John Maina
    December 22, 2013 @ 11:04:29AM

    I am going to keep qails very soon. I need advice on how to go about it. I am near Nyeri town.

  • samuel thairu kamau
    December 22, 2013 @ 01:38:07AM

    Very good bussiness.There is need to have an elaborate marketing system.

  • Jaffred K. Chepsoi
    December 21, 2013 @ 02:02:36PM

    wish to join the farming of these birds keep us informed of the system.

  • patric
    December 20, 2013 @ 08:27:27AM

    Its a good bussiness . I wud like to be among those who are rearing . Is 50 a good number to start with.kws should charge less for the common mwananchi to rear these birds,

  • antony
    December 20, 2013 @ 04:05:32AM

    i love it an beleive its a good idea

  • Nguu Mbuvi
    December 19, 2013 @ 12:48:55PM

    It is vry wonderfull 4 these kind if birds

  • T.Kithana
    December 19, 2013 @ 12:16:31PM

    This good,i just have 1 acre land near Nairobi and i want to start Quail farming.Where can i visit to learn more on Quail keeping?Please get me contacts of Mr Gichu

  • Ofumbi Paineto
    December 19, 2013 @ 07:04:29AM

    I like the article and would like to subscribe to be a member

  • calvin
    December 18, 2013 @ 01:54:43AM

    thanks 2 our governmeent for allowing to asociate this bussiness with KWS kindly keep on suport on youths am willing to starts these bussiness soon

  • kahoro
    December 18, 2013 @ 01:54:21AM

    Quail eggs available at shs. 100

  • patrick
    December 17, 2013 @ 12:30:14PM

    Great.just got my kws licence.want to start with 2000 quails.where is the egg market?

  • george mochama
    December 16, 2013 @ 11:24:17AM

    am interested in quail farming, advice on where to go for my first stock.

  • owen
    December 15, 2013 @ 06:46:07AM

    wooooow am also doing this can we lick to create market esp international one

  • Martin
    December 15, 2013 @ 03:54:13AM

    where close to nyeri can i get the day old birds?and what do they feed on

  • joseph
    December 14, 2013 @ 09:51:28AM

    kindly connect me with quail breeders. this is an idea i had but couldnt tell where to start from. i will be grateful

  • Francis Maranga
    December 14, 2013 @ 07:10:40AM

    This is very good information. Iam licensed by KWS and produce about 400 eggs a day where can I get a buyer for daily rate.

  • shikamoo
    December 13, 2013 @ 03:52:46AM

    will surely engage many kenyans in search of jobs.

  • emmanuel
    December 12, 2013 @ 04:12:19PM

    Good

  • Rachael Ngumi
    December 12, 2013 @ 02:36:44PM

    I would like to be connected with Quail breeders coz I would like to keep them soonest possible.

  • martha
    December 12, 2013 @ 09:32:25AM

    Iam in Taveta and I would Like to start the business. Where can I get the guail birds and at how much per bird

  • samuel okhato
    December 12, 2013 @ 09:16:02AM

    Quite a good idea is it true you get this birds from forest and how many types of quial are there?

  • Ambrose
    December 11, 2013 @ 10:57:18PM

    Lovely article ,will venture in this business .

  • anthony wachira
    December 11, 2013 @ 04:04:22PM

    av got atha typs of birds but dnt knw where to get quial just help me

  • Janerose
    December 11, 2013 @ 08:07:10AM

    Kindly advise where i can purchase the quairels and how much per each.

  • Ken Mwangi
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:23:42AM

    Brilliiant article & emcouraging.

  • Timothy Lubega
    December 10, 2013 @ 08:59:40AM

    Article is very good precise and informative. I would like to start quail farming in Uganda . I shall be very grateful if you would supply information on where I can get technical training and any other useful information that will enable start the enterprise

  • mayodi
    December 10, 2013 @ 03:45:37AM

    A good venture where are they found in western

  • abel mwenga
    December 9, 2013 @ 03:01:53PM

    good business.

  • Elizabeth Mathu
    December 9, 2013 @ 09:45:37AM

    Very good information. I would like to be part of this business. Keep it up.

  • daniel kibe
    December 9, 2013 @ 02:04:03AM

    Dear readers, Iam a licensed quail farmer and my birds lay 300 eggs a day, anybody interested with the eggs?

  • Bernard Gachie
    December 8, 2013 @ 11:19:03PM

    COMMENT Get me a Quail, quick

  • Savannah
    December 8, 2013 @ 06:34:37AM

    Interesting article. I have started the business but I need more information. How can I get the contact of Mr. George Gichu, you can email me Savannah.

  • Benson Mutugi
    December 7, 2013 @ 01:54:19PM

    Am intending to start rearing of this birds and I request all information relating to how to make the best birds keeper. Thank and may God bless you.

  • DOMINIC SERETI
    December 7, 2013 @ 01:35:10AM

    good idea, i also want to start the business.please advice me on how to start.

  • Durito
    December 6, 2013 @ 02:44:09PM

    Great business and fun, will venture soon after acquiring a permit.

  • kipkirui erick
    December 6, 2013 @ 02:06:29PM

    Al ready i hv a business plan to start its operation as from January where will i obtain local breeds

  • yaqoob mohd
    December 6, 2013 @ 04:44:21AM

    Iwant quail farming india.incurrent broiler farm up india.

  • njoroge njogu
    December 5, 2013 @ 02:04:08AM

    thats good and encoraging i need to know more on quails, how do i know a male or female quail /

  • anthony njagi
    December 4, 2013 @ 08:21:58AM

    wish to keep them

  • idah
    December 4, 2013 @ 07:41:30AM

    wonderful. I want to farm quail. bleeders please how can i contact you

  • nancy
    December 4, 2013 @ 04:38:21AM

    great ideas working on how to start.

  • rosemary nkirote
    December 4, 2013 @ 03:57:38AM

    am so much interested in this business I want to know how long does the license take to be processed and where do I go to apply for it please I need help am within nairobi

  • shamark memet
    December 4, 2013 @ 02:54:31AM

    kewl bizness i lyk it

  • N Habala
    December 3, 2013 @ 05:30:25AM

    This is a very interesting and highly informative article. The business, if embraced well could be one of the vehicles to job creation. Are there specific designs of cages?

  • Ngari Peter
    December 3, 2013 @ 05:06:03AM

    That is wonderful en i want to become a farmer too

  • Magdalene Kingori
    December 3, 2013 @ 04:26:45AM

    Great information,I am planning to start this bussiness in Jan 2013.Where can i get 500 quails that are 5 weeks old and how much is one.

  • Joseph Susa
    December 2, 2013 @ 10:59:27AM

    Waoh.Brilliant idea.I think i should get into this investment.Farmers get in touch with me.

  • Daniel Kariuki
    December 2, 2013 @ 02:31:14AM

    Hi, Kindly assist get the contact of established, licesed and good breeders quail farmers. I want to reach them for more information.

  • Patrick
    December 2, 2013 @ 01:39:00AM

    Great investiment.

  • miriam
    November 30, 2013 @ 10:35:28AM

    U r an encouragement to farmers,how can get to start these business coz i keep broilers

  • Rosemary
    November 29, 2013 @ 11:53:16AM

    i have liked the idea but where will i be selling the eggs and the meat ?

  • E M Kiragu
    November 29, 2013 @ 02:24:22AM

    This is good agri-business Keep it up for a future reward Thanks EM

  • Lilian Mbeere
    November 29, 2013 @ 01:20:43AM

    Very nformative. Am preparing to start this.

  • Elijah K.Kareri
    November 28, 2013 @ 11:49:44AM

    This is a good idea whose time has come. This venture will create jobs and thus eradicate not only poverty but .also crime. Am staying in Ongata Rongai Kajiado County. Is there any quail farmer near here where I can visit because I want to keep quails?

  • KINOTI GITOBU
    November 28, 2013 @ 10:12:28AM

    how can i get GUCHU

  • collins odoro
    November 28, 2013 @ 09:44:04AM

    i have a passion for keeping quails.more updates and advice on how to start.

  • gerald
    November 28, 2013 @ 02:22:40AM

    Do we really have the adequate market of the eggs since it seems everybody is now running to this business

  • samwel
    November 27, 2013 @ 11:02:05PM

    I need to start with only 50 birds sell to me...email manual on quail rearing.

  • jane mutio
    November 27, 2013 @ 12:31:47PM

    How can i get a few birds for a start?

  • conny
    November 27, 2013 @ 09:16:27AM

    good business

  • patricia
    November 26, 2013 @ 07:27:20AM

    License was 500. Imepanda mpaka 2000?. I applied when it was 500 but its not yet out.

  • Nellie waruinge
    November 26, 2013 @ 05:02:00AM

    Thanks for the information on quails. Kindly advise me who can provided about 3 weeks quails straight away and how much.

  • Florence
    November 26, 2013 @ 03:22:17AM

    I like it. I would like 2 venture in to the. business. How much do i need 4 a start?

  • don
    November 26, 2013 @ 12:23:19AM

    I would want to farmer as wel

  • john frank omondi
    November 25, 2013 @ 09:38:13AM

    am interested in quail farming please help me the manual for rearing them frankomondi

  • SARAH WAIRURI
    November 25, 2013 @ 06:55:48AM

    I am very much interested in quail farming and intend to start very soon

  • Kate
    November 25, 2013 @ 06:28:59AM

    How do i get in touch with Gichu?Iam based in Nairobi and would like to visit him and learn more.I need to know if he charges for the visits too.

  • Ndambo Njoroge
    November 25, 2013 @ 06:13:43AM

    Thn for the enlightment on this farming.

  • Alloys Kirika
    November 25, 2013 @ 04:01:35AM

    Am very much interested to keep this birds- quail, let me have more information am at Kiambu.

  • Samuel Wainaina
    November 25, 2013 @ 01:49:47AM

    It is a wonderful idea. I would like to have contacts with Mr. George Gichu.

  • John k kirui Limuru
    November 24, 2013 @ 01:06:44PM

    I. Want to be a quil farmer, how do I start can some one help by Idea.

  • cynthia shivachi
    November 24, 2013 @ 10:33:06AM

    this is a good business to venture in......i luv it n am gonna innvest in it...

  • May Simon
    November 23, 2013 @ 02:43:31PM

    I would like to start farming on quail but have no knowledge could you send me a bit detail on how to farm them..y

  • cheruiyot david leitich
    November 23, 2013 @ 09:21:10AM

    Great business i would like to learn more

  • Amos Murende
    November 23, 2013 @ 03:55:42AM

    Need chicks 4 quail

  • bernard
    November 23, 2013 @ 03:49:52AM

    I would like to join .qualles farming

  • carlos
    November 23, 2013 @ 01:29:52AM

    Hey in my place the bird is in great demand....

  • winniey ogolla
    November 22, 2013 @ 02:59:25PM

    Hii its winniey frm ksm and intrested of raering quails.my quastion is which hotels in nairobi can i approach to sign contract with them so that i can supply them with quail

  • william kiplagat
    November 20, 2013 @ 03:42:39PM

    wonderful business hoping to joint very soon

  • christopher mburu
    November 20, 2013 @ 12:16:13PM

    i really like this piece of information. i want to venture in this lucrative business too. please give me contacts, especially within Nyandarua county so that i can learn more and get to know where to start.

  • Nicholas
    November 20, 2013 @ 11:25:12AM

    Artical highly informative. I wish to start keeping a few birds. What is an economic number to start with?

  • Rachael Kimani
    November 20, 2013 @ 08:18:43AM

    I would appreciate more info on quail farming.

  • freddie mbila
    November 20, 2013 @ 06:26:57AM

    How can we this permit?

  • kev
    November 20, 2013 @ 03:18:21AM

    How can i get in touch with one Mr. George Gichu

  • Stevens
    November 19, 2013 @ 07:02:06AM

    This is quite encouraging. I would like 2 start quail farming but 1st i have to visit a quail farmer near my county"Homa Bay", to learn more about it. Any farmer willing 2 help me around to contact me pliz.

  • George Olweny
    November 19, 2013 @ 05:35:46AM

    This is good farming. Please get me the contact of established quail farmers. I need to visit them for more information.

  • samuel
    November 19, 2013 @ 02:58:01AM

    i need 300 fertilized eggs where can i get them??

  • lydia kandie
    November 19, 2013 @ 02:19:16AM

    i have liked the farming ,pit me in contact with some one who can advice on the recommended cage size

  • YOUR NAME is required Kangethe Karema
    November 18, 2013 @ 09:27:18AM

    COMMENT Am intrested in quail farming pls give me more

  • modest
    November 17, 2013 @ 04:00:50AM

    Fantastic

  • nganga s.k
    November 16, 2013 @ 11:53:49PM

    i think it time KWS stopped considering quail as a wild animal. it should be considered just like chicken which do not require a licence.even rabbits were once considered wild animals.KWS in fact hindering faster growth of the sector by insisting on unnecessary regulations.they should downgrade the birds to domestic immediately which infact they have become.

  • festus mulinge
    November 16, 2013 @ 04:58:09PM

    this is amazing.i would like to meet the sellers so that i can get information on how to rear them,and where to sell them

  • Sammy
    November 16, 2013 @ 12:01:26PM

    Where is KWS offices in Eldoret

  • OKibera
    November 16, 2013 @ 11:22:08AM

    Very interesting! Raising Mbururuki au Ngware! Good hobby with an economic value!

  • Terry njihia
    November 16, 2013 @ 05:08:56AM

    I have learn more and also i so the application form thanks kws

  • alphayo mollel
    November 15, 2013 @ 11:48:16AM

    I would like to know how to domesticate these quails and how to get them. I live in Arusha, Tanzania.

  • Becky Mukami
    November 15, 2013 @ 05:18:57AM

    This is very inspirational. Please help me with contacts in your article who is doing quail farming urgently. I am in the process of starting but i want get in touch with them.

  • Ben Alunga
    November 14, 2013 @ 01:03:03PM

    very encouraging article and ave visited this site at the right time after watching Ktn busness Forcus by Doreen bira evry Thursday.A good investment hop to put my hand on it soon.

  • Jozz Githinji
    November 13, 2013 @ 02:09:52PM

    That is encouraging. Iam interested.

  • modester musimbim
    November 13, 2013 @ 08:56:22AM

    wau!booming business how do i meet u,does the climate affects i.e cold and warm areas

  • M. Eboso
    November 13, 2013 @ 07:23:30AM

    This is a good ideal for us youths. How can i get the best breed for this quails?

  • wandeto moses
    November 13, 2013 @ 07:09:43AM

    this is such a great agribusiness venture..loving it and would like to start it up....

  • paul kamara
    November 13, 2013 @ 02:19:09AM

    paul asks.how does the govt expect the yoputh to raise two thousand on top of building the sheds and buying the birds then start feeding them,is this encouraging especially for jobless youth?

  • john
    November 12, 2013 @ 06:02:44AM

    i need 20000 fertlized eggs for hatching....serious licenced farmers only.

  • mugendi
    November 11, 2013 @ 03:13:17PM

    you did nt give us prices for eggs and meat

  • WYCLIFFE ANGAYA
    November 11, 2013 @ 08:21:58AM

    PROGRESS.

  • beth Watene
    November 9, 2013 @ 01:55:09PM

    Woow. The article is very encouraging. I want to start keeping the birds

  • James kinoti
    November 8, 2013 @ 04:38:35AM

    this is is amazng I must pay a visit 2 one of d farm.

  • charity Wamahiu
    November 7, 2013 @ 10:01:32AM

    how can i get in touch with the sellers do i need a license in order to become a quail farmer?

  • GILBERT NJENGA
    November 6, 2013 @ 02:49:46PM

    I would like to join .qualles farming

  • Harry
    November 6, 2013 @ 08:08:03AM

    How can i get in touch with Gichu?

  • Bernard Langat
    November 5, 2013 @ 09:34:23PM

    This is quite amazing! If truly the government allows and encourages its citizen to run this farming business legally without difficulty, then this is one of the best and most convinient ways of creating jobs for many jobless but ative Youths in Kenya. I love this prescious idea and I have got to try it.

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