Do you know that you can make up to millions from snail farming in Nigeria? Do you know that snail farming could change the money history of your life? Stop wondering, it is nothing but the truth, wait! how do you think you can do it?
The snail farming business in Nigeria is a business that entails the rearing of snails from its infantile stage to the biggest and edible stage- adult. Knowing fully well that you might be wondering how lucrative and profitable this business is, here is an illustration to cease your doubting thought. A normal kind of snail lays about 600 eggs in 6 months and between 2 to 3 weeks, they hatch and within a year, it matures.
Now, if you have 60 snails for the start, you will have about 36,000 snails at the end of 6 months. When matured, each snail sells for #50 * 36,000 = #1,800,000 or more within 1 year and 6 months.
Are you not ready to learn and earn? I guess you are now, so let’s proceed. While focusing on how you can be free and spend your time doing what matters most to you while spending about two to three hours watching over your snails. Also, you would have more time to focus on your side job.
How To Start Snail Farming Business In Nigeria
Right from time immemorial, snail farming is one of the agricultural businesses that many are yet to tap into. Though you’ve summoned the courage to start, here are cool guides on how you can eventually start your snail farm with little or no amount. Read on!
LOOK FOR A SUITABLE SNAILERY
This is basically where you will be keeping your snails. Depending on the kind of snail you would be rearing ( we would discuss the species of snails later, be at ease) you must provide a decent, clean, nonacidic, too dry, or swampy area for your snails.
Preferably, a sandy-loamy land is the best place for rearing your snails. It is there, that they would lay eggs, renew shells, and rests.
Provide a well-shaded environment for your snail to ensure they are free from sunlight. You should provide places under the banana, mango, or pineapple trees to ensure coolness.
Block the environment with a tiny net that would protect them from rodents and predators which might insist on killing your snails. Avoid excess wind or sunlight as it dehydrates your snail and prevents them from growing.
GET YOUR SNAILS
While looking forward to the kind of snail eggs you can reach out for. There are numerous kinds but the best I would recommend is called Achatina Achatina which is mostly found in West Africa and present in Nigeria, they are fatter and heavier, have egg layers, and are equivalently red-brownish in colour.
Don’t forget there are two main sources for your snail. One from the bush, the other from the market. But the healthier are from the bush embedded with natural habitat. No matter the case, make sure you get the best!
SNAIL FARMING – GET THE FEED
There isn’t much problem when it comes to feeding. Local green leaves, plantain, pineapple, and bananas could be given a chance. Start feeding the numbers you can gather and start enjoying the long-awaited patience, yes! Is patience, they are what you must have to grow them.
FAQs on How To Start Snail Farming Business In Nigeria
What do I need to start a snail farm?
To start a snail farm, you simply need to choose the snail specie you want to breed, find a wind-free or moist location for their habitat, fence the area, apply moist, loamy soil to the ground and that’s it.
How long does it take snail to mature in Nigeria?
Snail maturity takes about two years. To know a mature snail, you can check the brim of the shell; it should be thicker and harder than other parts of the shell if the snail is truly mature
What are the disadvantages of snail farming?
Snails grow very slowly and the consumable meat is only 40% of the snail’s total body weight.
How much money do you need to start a snail farm?
You can start the snail farming business with as low as N10,000 or higher amounts like 100,000 depending on how you want to scale the business.
What does snails eat to grow fast?
Snails need protein-rich foods in their diet. They consume Okra and Fresh moringa leaves so much as they are of high protein values.