Poultry farming is a very profitable business especially in our present economic situation with the high price of foodstuff and also with the ban on importing chicken product in Nigeria. Poultry farming is very easy to set up on a small and large scale and can be run on a part-time or full-time basis. Poultry farming does not really require much technical knowledge but it is also an advantage to have the technical knowledge. It is also not as capital intensive as fish farming and other large scale farming. There are various factors that make poultry business more profitable than other agriculture business:
1. Poultry business involves a lot of product. Apart from the chicken meat, you can also make money from the egg production and from selling the younger ones to other people willing to start poultry farming. This is one of the reasons poultry farming is very profitable.
2. Also, the government policy is very favorable to poultry farming as there is a ban on importation of poultry product to the country.
3. Also, medical reasons make people buy more chicken than meat as doctors advice against red meat.
4. Poultry product is a most consumable product that must be consumed no matter the economic situation in the country so it is a very feasible business. It is also advisable to carry out proper study before going to poultry business and go for proper training or attend seminars on poultry farming.
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