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Quail farming is a very attractive for people who do not have high investment sources. Its main advantages are:
Investment: The initial investment needed is very low. This is because they t need small set-up, that can be in the backyard of small dwellings and the labor costs are very low. No special quail farming equipment is required.
Adaptability and Resistance: Quails are small but sturdy birds that adapt quickly to a new environment. They are not sensitive to weather changes. They are also resistant to a lot of diseases and do not require any vaccination.
Meat and Eggs: Quail eggs contain very little cholesterol and the meat is lean meat containing very little fat. Research has shown that quail eggs and meat promote brain and muscle development among children.
Maturity: Quails attain sexual maturity and start laying eggs by the age of 6-7 weeks. Their egg laying rate is very high and can lay 280 eggs per year.
High Economic Returns: Quails can be marketed right from the age of 5 weeks. They also start laying eggs by the age of 6 weeks. Hence they can be marketed for their eggs and meat as and when needed.