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How To Be Wealthy In Starting Up Snail Farming Business In Nigeria

How Can You Start Snail Farming Business In Nigeria and Be Wealthy?

Do you know that you can be rich through this snail rearing business, all what you need is to focus and be hardworking. Snail farming is a very popular and lucrative business in Nigeria that everybody can venture into due to its low capital and it is one of the greatest opportunity to make money within a short period of time. Snail has a huge demand in Nigeria market because of its unique taste and nutritional value. Also, snail meat contain a high amount of protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamin A and it is very low in fat. Snail farming business is a good money spinning ventures because of its economic value, you can make good earning from snail farming within a very short of time.

Let's talk about snail farming business in terms of cost and time, it is a low risk business and profitable unlike many other livestock businesses, its also requires very little start up and operating costs, you can start with 20k to 100k depending on the size of your farm. To start up a snail farming business in Nigeria, it is advisable to get the snails directly from the forest instead of buying from the market because they would have been exposed to sunlight and they have dehydrated. Snails drink a lot of water, so been exposed them make them easily dehydrated and this stresses them out and also reduce their fertility capacity.

You can also pick the snails from the bush with a very simple techniques like clearing a little portion of land during rainy season and sprinkle spicy fruits like pineapple, pawpaw, banana, plantain and so on, this attract them to where you just cleared and after three hours you will be able to pick up suitable snails for rearing, you can even repeat the procedure until you get enough quantity you desire to start with. Another techniques you can do is that you can pick the snail eggs littered in the market where it is sold. You can do the following to obtain the best result for your snail rearing, check the fertility of the eggs, because some of them must have lost their fertility due to the exposure of sunlight, when you've properly check them, put the fertile eggs inside a container containing wet sand and covered with cocoyam leaf, so between 21 to 28 days, the eggs would hatch into baby snails, you have to be feeding them and gradually they will developed into snail farm you desire.

Let me now tell you the Advantages of this Snail Farming Business in Nigeria.

1. Snail meat is better than any other red meat and it is enriched with highly nutrition ingredients.

2. Snail meat is high in iron, protein, calcium and phosphorus, it is very low in cholesterol, sodium and fat. So doctors and dietitians recommended snail meat for the patients and even general people because of the health beneficial that snail has.

3. Do you know that one snail can lay eggs 6 times in a year and each time they lay more than 80 to 100 eggs, meanwhile these eggs can give you more than 90 snail babies and if you keep feeding them properly, you are in big money.

4. Snail are highly reproductive because they are hermaphroditic in nature, both male and female reproductive organs are available in each snail, so they can reproduce very fast.

5. Snail has a great market all over the Nigeria and in West African regions.

6. Domestic snail farming in Nigeria can meet up the family nutrition demands.

7. And also commercial snail farming decrease the importation of frozen meat or fish from the foreign country and this can save money and make the economy of Nigeria strong.

8. Establishing a snail farm in Nigeria by using modern technologies require less capital investment and also produce much within a very short period and running costs is very low too.

9. You can even make ten times more profit from snail farming in Nigeria within a year without any risk.

10. Snail Farming is not consuming time and it has no odour, stress, noise and irritation, you can even do this business with your current job and it doesn't affect day job.

With all these Advantages, I hope you can start this snail farming business without any problem, so let's look on how to start up the business successfully in Nigeria.

How To Start Snail Farming Business In Nigeria

Starting up this business, you have to go through step by step process to start up this business. I will be describing some steps here for those who are starting commercial snail farming business in Nigeria. So let's drive in:

1. Locate a Suitable Land and Environment for the Business (snail rearing business)

You have to locate a suitable environment and land for the snail farming so that it can prevent the snail from dehydration i.e losing water from their body. You have to place the snail farm in wind protected place void of any wind interference. So an area with many trees can make perfect environment for snail farming in Nigeria. So get a suitable environment for the business.

2. The Appropriate Soil Type 

Appropriate soil for snail farming is very important, we all know that soil is the main habitat of snail, so for successful snail farming, the selected land for this business must have to contain some of the components of chemical substances which are necessary for surviving the snails. So for this reason, all type of soil are not suitable for commercial snail farming. The shell of the snail is mainly calcium and they derive most of the calcium from the soil and also lay their eggs on the soil. For successful farming business, you must have to select a such suitable place with availability of all types of necessary facilities for the snails. So the suitable soil for snail farming must contain these elements which are: it must be balanced, not too dry, not waterlogged and must not be acidic. So the most desirable soil for snail is sandy soil, loamy soil with low water holding capacity are very perfect for snail farming business. Clayey soil and the acidic soil must be avoided.

Though snails are easily dehydrated but we have to put them in some appropriate soil, dryness occurs in snails due to moisture loose in snail. Wind increase the rate of moisture loose in snail. So, it will be advisable to select a good area or location for the establishment of the snail farming business.

3. Construction of their House which is Snailery

Construction of the snailery is very essential for snail farming in Nigeria. A good snail farmer keeps the snail safe and productive. For larger population of snails, make a concrete pen with soil deep of about 10 inches and cover it with wire or string all around to prevent the snail from escaping. Remember that snail can reproduce fast and become pests when their breeding is uncontrolled. Snails love dark and cold place, but make sure the humidity does not drop to levels of harmful to the snails, you can also use fresh leaves and wet cloth regularly to regulate the temperature during dry or sunny period. Also the wire is useful in keeping away rats, snakes or any other predators from eating the snails in your snail farm, asides from these bigger predators, you should be careful of the smaller ones like ants and termites. Your construction must have these predators in mind.

And also, if you want to be rearing the snail in a small quantity, you can use fence protected ground, patch, sheltered from the wind or a covered box or plastics can easily be used. The most important thing that you should take note is that make sure that the snails are not dehydrated because this lead to cons in snail farming. So make sure your snails are well placed in their appropriate snailery.

5. Snail Feeding

Feeding the snails is very important, food ensure the proper growth of snails. Provided food help the snails grow their tissues and they also need calcium for growing shell. If you want to feed your snails with leaves, the following leaves are advisable for a snail farmer to feed their snail they are: cocoyam leaves, pawpaw leaves, eggplant leaves, cabbage leaves and also lettuce leaves. These leaves are good in feeding the snails, also some fruits like mango, pawpaw, eggplant, tomatoes, banana, oil palm fruits, pears and cucumber fruits are advisable to feed the snails. 

Once the snails start growing, separate the big ones from the small ones. It take more than a year for the Achatina snail type to grow to harvest size. Others mature in two years. One hundred and thousand snails after a year or two sold at the rate of Fifty naira each in reduced price, when you sell them, it will give you about #5 million, havn't you become rich?  So this business will make you wealthy if you concentrate and focus on it, it's a good business.

6. Snail Harvesting

The snail must be matured very well before it can be harvested, it is not advisable to harvest the snails before the appropriate time. If you want to be sure weather your snails are already matured enough to harvest, just check the brim of the shell, if the brim of the snail is thicker and harder than other parts of the shell, it means the snail is good for sales. Some snail take more time for growing. Do not sell all matured snails tn your farm to your customers, ensure not to harvest them all because they are the ones that will serve as the base stock for your snail farm that is why it is important to save part of the matured ones.

Snail has a good market demand and price, you can easily sell the snails in your local market. Snail meat consuming rate is growing very fast throughout the globe. So exporting in international market can make more money.

I hope with all these easy steps, you can able to start snail farming business successfully in Nigeria and be wealthy within some years. I hope it is helpful for those that want to start a low capital business, why can't you just start this Snail Farming business, it is very easy to start and you are going to smile to your bank later...

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