A Kaduna-based housewife, Hajiya Hassana Idris, has said she makes nothing less than N450,000 monthly from poultry farming business.
Idris who made this known while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna, described poultry farming as a lucrative business a woman could do with little stress, adding that it’s short gestation period and has potential to generate over a million naira in a month.
She said chickens grow very fast, unlike goats and other livestock businesses that take two to three years to mature.
“Poultry farming is a goldmine because layers start laying eggs within 28 weeks, meaning you get turnover of investment in just seven months and turnover from broilers in just four months.
“I started with 50 birds in an uncompleted building and now I have 1,500 birds in modern facilities, and I get at least 50 creates of eggs daily,“ she said.
She said that with 50 crates daily, selling at N850 per crate, the business had the potential of generating N42,000 per day and N1.3 million in a month.
“But due to demand fluctuations in the market, I currently make an average sale of 17 crates per day, thereby making N15,000 daily and N450,000 in a month. This is a good deal.”
She encouraged housewives, working-class women to start a poultry business to support their husbands and family to meet up with increasing financial needs.
She, however, said that poultry farming required effective management skills for better yield and returns on investment.
She called on the government and private organizations to assist women with technical and financial support to set up poultry businesses with a promise of huge returns on investment.