KWS 'overwhelmed' as Kenyans rush for quail farming

Northern Bobwite quail breed at a farm in Nyahururu. About 200 farmers are applying for quail rearing licences every day even as the quail farming bubble seems to have burst. Photo by Charles Kamau Regards,

What you need to know:

  • Sources indicated as much as 3,000 licence applications had reached the KWS desk.
  • Another source indicated that farmers were now approaching KWS asking where they could sell their eggs and birds following a surge in the market.
  • By December last year, a single quail egg was retailing at between Sh100 and Sh70 but it is now selling at between Sh20 and Sh30.

About 200 farmers are applying for quail rearing licences every day even as the quail farming bubble seems to have burst.

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