Poultry farmers abandon chicken to rear quail and raise profits

A woman feeds chickens. FILE

What you need to know:

  • To keep quail, one needs to first obtain a license from the Kenya Wildlife Service authorising them to keep the birds
  • While a chicken egg sells for between Sh15 and Sh20 in the shops, a quail egg retails at Sh70

Farmers in Nakuru are abandoning chicken rearing in favour of keeping quail that is proving to be more lucrative.

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