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Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:06am On May 28, 2017
Snail farming in Africa is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent.

West Africa is home to the largest species of land snail in the world. The Giant African land snail (Achatina species), is known to grow up to 30cm in length and can be found in the dense tropical rain forests across the region from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana to Nigeria.

For hundreds of years, Africa’s appetite for snails has been served through traditional means. Snails handpicked from the bush (usually in the dead of the night) have been the only way to get snails to the market and dinner table.

However, as Africa’s population explodes and our forests continue to be sacrificed to build cities, the (bush) supply of snails cannot keep up with the soaring demand.

This has created an opportunity in the market for snail breeders and farmers who now cultivate these interesting creatures on small farms and in their backyards for impressive profits.

Snail farming in Africa is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent.

West Africa is home to the largest species of land snail in the world. The Giant African land snail (Achatina species), is known to grow up to 30cm in length and can be found in the dense tropical rain forests across the region from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana to Nigeria.

For hundreds of years, Africa’s appetite for snails has been served through traditional means. Snails handpicked from the bush (usually in the dead of the night) have been the only way to get snails to the market and dinner table.

However, as Africa’s population explodes and our forests continue to be sacrificed to build cities, the (bush) supply of snails cannot keep up with the soaring demand.

This has created an opportunity in the market for snail breeders and farmers who now cultivate these interesting creatures on small farms and in their backyards for impressive profits.

Snail farming in Africa is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent.

West Africa is home to the largest species of land snail in the world. The Giant African land snail (Achatina species), is known to grow up to 30cm in length and can be found in the dense tropical rain forests across the region from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana to Nigeria.

For hundreds of years, Africa’s appetite for snails has been served through traditional means. Snails handpicked from the bush (usually in the dead of the night) have been the only way to get snails to the market and dinner table.

However, as Africa’s population explodes and our forests continue to be sacrificed to build cities, the (bush) supply of snails cannot keep up with the soaring demand.

This has created an opportunity in the market for snail breeders and farmers who now cultivate these interesting creatures on small farms and in their backyards for impressive profits...
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:11am On May 28, 2017
Snail Species.

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:29am On May 28, 2017
To achieve maximal profit, there is a very important condition. The size of your snails must be large and ‘intimidating’ enough to command a premium (high) price.

For this to happen, you must start your snail farm with the right species (the Giant African type) and ensure that you apply proper breeding, stocking and feeding practices to achieve the huge sizes that will make you a highly sought after supplier.

If your snails are bred well, they should start to reach market size from six to twelve months, although some farmers like to leave theirs for much longer.

Presently, more than 90 percent of the snails supplied to our local markets are picked from the forests. While this has been the traditional supply source, our growing population and rising rural to urban migration rates make it unsustainable.

An artificial intervention like snail farming is the only way to satisfy the growing demand. And as long as a huge chunk of the market depends on snails captured in the wild, nobody can assure a steady and consistent supply of large snails like a farmer who breeds snails in his/her backyard!

Also, lately highly formulated snail feeds have been developed to ensure that your snail grows earlier, faster and bigger than the usual growth size and period

Size & Cost of Snail Feed
25Kg- N7,000
50Kg- N12,000
Delivery is FREE within Ibadan, Oyo State ONLY.
An extra fee is attached for delivery outside Ibadan.

Call/WhatsApp: +2348032804500

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:37am On May 28, 2017
In terms of cost and time, snail farming is a low risk business. Unlike many other livestock businesses, snail farming requires very little startup and operating costs.

It can be run from your backyard (if you have a sizeable one) or on that piece of land wasting away in your neighbourhood or village.

Snails are friendly to the environment and their droppings are not offensive (unlike pigs and poultry) so there’s no chance an angry neighbor will come knocking.

Snails also multiply really fast laying up to 100 eggs in one go. Because snails are hermaphrodites (have both male and female sexual organs), they get to mate easily throughout the year. This high reproduction rate has made snails a pest in many regions of the world.

However, it’s this fast reproductive ability that makes these slow creatures a delight to an entrepreneur. Snails can give very high returns on your initial investment if you do your homework well and target niche and repeat customers.

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:48am On May 28, 2017
Cost and duration of snail pen construction depends on size, space and distant.

Call/WhatsApp: +2348032804500

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:56am On May 28, 2017
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Broodstocks also available
Call/WhatsApp +2348032804500...

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by Benekruku(m): 11:15am On May 28, 2017
I was thinking that the flooring was suppose to be soil instead of the way you cemented it?
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by shennyblaq: 11:58am On May 28, 2017
Aw many snails(size inclusive) can 25kg and 50kg of feed feed and aw many days
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by shennyblaq: 11:59am On May 28, 2017
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Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 3:51pm On May 28, 2017
shennyblaq:
Aw many snails(size inclusive) can 25kg and 50kg of feed feed and aw many days

Depends on the size of your farm and snails.
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 3:52pm On May 28, 2017
Benekruku:
I was thinking that the flooring was suppose to be soil instead of the way you cemented it?

You have to cement the flooring of your pen before pouring in your soil

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by shyenar999: 5:16pm On May 28, 2017
pitchez:


Depends on the size of your farm and snails.


Dis is not d answer to dat question.
Pls com back n tell us how many snails wt respect to dia sizes can a 25kg or 50kg feed fed and for how many days
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by shyenar999: 5:20pm On May 28, 2017
don't u think d housing is high dat when d snails start climbing high dey can fall down and get Dia shell broken.....jes observed. Still learning tho

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Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by kavetal: 6:29pm On May 28, 2017
in trench system of snail housing they don't cement the floor , you dig , you treat then you pour your soil, if you wet the place where will the water drain to, that place will start smelling with time
it is well

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Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by Benekruku(m): 6:38pm On May 28, 2017
pitchez:


You have to cement the flooring of your pen before pouring in your soil

Thanks alot for answering. Why is this so since a natural soil you have beneath?
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by olagamalin(m): 9:09pm On May 28, 2017
shyenar999:



Dis is not d answer to dat question.
Pls com back n tell us how many snails wt respect to dia sizes can a 25kg or 50kg feed fed and for how many days

my thoughts exactly
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by shyenar999: 10:01pm On May 28, 2017
kavetal:
in trench system of snail housing they don't cement the floor , you dig , you treat then you pour your soil, if you wet the place where will the water drain to, that place will start smelling with time
it is well


Check dose images very well Dia is a pipe dat lead out of d housing wch I think it serves as drainage purpose
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:38pm On May 28, 2017
kavetal:
in trench system of snail housing they don't cement the floor , you dig , you treat then you pour your soil, if you wet the place where will the water drain to, that place will start smelling with time
it is well

Notice the pipe. It provides irrigation

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 6:10am On Jun 04, 2017
Whether intensive, extensive or semi-intensive snail farming, start something today, with that spare space.

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Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:30pm On Jun 07, 2017
Well formulated snail feed available.

25Kg: N7,000
50Kg: N12,000

Call/Whatsapp +2348032804500

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:31pm On Jun 07, 2017
Selling...

Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by Ayofesirlove55(m): 7:51pm On Jun 15, 2017
Hello Snail farmers! I am so happy to join this thread. I want to start snail farming, how will I give them water. Do I need to pour water in a bowl? Where can I get calcium? Can I get it from the people that are selling livestocks food? I will be glad if you can reply me. Thanks
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pdf90(m): 8:26pm On Jun 15, 2017
Good day Sir
Please how long will the snail feed last .
how many snails can survive on a bag of this feed ?
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by babyboy4every1: 9:30pm On Jun 15, 2017
Ayofesirlove55:
Hello Snail farmers! I am so happy to join this thread. I want to start snail farming, how will I give them water. Do I need to pour water in a bowl? Where can I get calcium? Can I get it from the people that are selling livestocks food? I will be glad if you can reply me. Thanks
sure yu will surely get the calcium there. infact, i sometimes buy liquid one for my snail. you can use wht you use to feed them to serve them water as well. i use the big paint palstic cover.
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 10:59pm On Jun 15, 2017
pdf90:
Good day Sir
Please how long will the snail feed last .
how many snails can survive on a bag of this feed ?

10,000 snails can survive on a 50kg bag for 1month
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 11:01pm On Jun 15, 2017
Ayofesirlove55:
Hello Snail farmers! I am so happy to join this thread. I want to start snail farming, how will I give them water. Do I need to pour water in a bowl? Where can I get calcium? Can I get it from the people that are selling livestocks food? I will be glad if you can reply me. Thanks

Our snail feed contains all the nutrients a snail require, however, limestone, bone meal, egg and oyster shells are good sources of calcium for your snails
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by babyboy4every1: 11:06pm On Jun 15, 2017
pitchez:


Our snail feed contains all the nutrients a snail require, however, limestone, bone meal, egg and oyster shells are good sources of calcium for your snails
how did you sell your feed? where is your location?
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 11:20pm On Jun 15, 2017
pitchez:
Well formulated snail feed available.

25Kg: N7,000
50Kg: N12,000

Call/Whatsapp +2348032804500

Location: Ibadan, Oyo State.
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by Flakky26(f): 1:48pm On Jun 16, 2017
GREAT. I am so happy for this tread.
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by Ayofesirlove55(m): 6:31pm On Jun 16, 2017
babyboy4every1:

sure yu will surely get the calcium there. infact, i sometimes buy liquid one for my snail. you can use wht you use to feed them to serve them water as well. i use the big paint palstic cover.
Thanks for you reply
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by hadex90(m): 7:17am On Jun 18, 2017
pitchez:
More...
Broodstocks also available Call/WhatsApp +2348032804500...
How Much Did U Sell Broodstock?
Re: Snail Farming In Nigeria: Pen Construction, Broodstock & Feeds by pitchez: 9:59am On Jun 18, 2017
hadex90:
How Much Did U Sell Broodstock?

Call/WhatsApp +2348032804500

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