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How To Start a Poultry Farming Business in Cameroon (Plan)


How To Start A Poultry Farming Business In Cameroon. Poultry Farm Business project proposal plan.Cost of starting a poultry farm business in Cameroon

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Starting a profitable poultry farming business in Cameroon is an adventure that can yield good fruits if done properly.


 Chicken stew, fried chicken, fried eggs, and boiled eggs. What crosses your mind at the mention of such chicken products? Two words, yummy and delicious, right?

Why Invest In Poultry Farming In Cameroon?

Cameroonians love everything about chicken delicacies. During the festive periods in Cameroon, chicken is usually prepared in every household. And, need I mention that eggs have also now become part of every delicacy.

No wonder the poultry farming business in Cameroon is now one of the most lucrative ventures today. 

If you begin keeping poultry for the sale of eggs or the chicken for meat, you will have discovered a goldmine. It is indeed one of the most profitable businesses to do in Cameroon.


A poultry farming business proposal should include farm location, capital and profit projection, requirements, etc., all of which we will use this article to discuss in detail.

Best Location For Poultry Farming Business in Cameroon.

It is difficult to get enough space and land to set up a poultry farm in urban areas such as Douala, Yaounde, Bamenda, Buea, Limbe, etc. However, if you can get a plot of about 100m by 50m, then that would be enough for the task.

If you can't secure such a piece of land in town, resolve to get one in the rural areas of the same size or even bigger depending on your practice scale.


A poultry farm in town will be so close to the market instead of one in a rural area. However, where you lack space in town, you can still set up a farm in the reserve areas and market your business well by having some kind of online store or website, Instagram and Facebook pages as well as other social media platforms.

How To Start A Poultry Farming Business In Cameroon

These are the steps you must follow to succeed and profit from a poultry farming business in Cameroon:

  1. Do Market research
  2. Pick A Niche
  3. Identify a hatchery 
  4. Acquire space and land
  5. Set up a chicken Cage
  6. Bring in your day-old chicks.
  7. Provide Food and Shelter to the Chicks
  8. Market your poultry farming business thoroughly.

Let's discuss the above points.

1. Do Market research

You can not rely on rumours to invest in the poultry business. You must do your market research. Gauge how much demand there is, how much crowded the business might be, and both capital and profit estimates, among other important issues.

2. Pick A Niche

You may decide to focus on a specific poultry type or even take up some types. The possible poultry types to choose from are:

  • Pullets/Layers: These pullets are for egg production. Are the most lucrative but stressful.

  • Broilers: These broilers are reared for meat. They grow faster and are ready for sale 12 weeks after hatching.
  • Cockerels: These are also for meat production. Can take up to 24 weeks after hatching before they mature and become ready. They can survive bad weather and other harsh conditions than layers and broilers.

Also Read:How to Start a Profitable Small Business in Cameroon with Little Capital

3. Identify a hatchery

You need to know where you will be getting a supply of your day-old chicks. You don’t want to do everything else and lack the most essential thing – the chicks to raise into the chicken. At the hatchery, good quality day-old chicks are produced, and you get them at relatively low prices as opposed to other sources. So according to the poultry types you want to rear, identify a hatchery where you can get those specific types.

4. Acquire space and land

If you can get a 100m by 50m in town, the better because towns will be so close to the market. If you don’t get in town, get to your reserve home and prepare enough poultry farming land, 100m by 50m or more. 


Hiring land in town will cost you about 50000 FCFA – 100000FCFA. Consider acquiring the land in the rural area, to cut hiring cost.

5. Set up a chicken Cage

Build a chicken cage according to experts’ specifications. It should be spacious enough for the chicken to move around freely, well ventilated, and safe from toppling. This may cost you about 100000 FCFA – 300000FCFA.

If your farm is in town, you will need a Council Single Business Permit.

6. Bring in your day-old chicks

You will buy as many as you have planned and your chicken cage can accommodate so that they are just enough for the cage. You do not want your fowls or birds to die of suffocation and disease transmission from others.

7. Provide Food and Shelter to the Chicks

Provide the following to the chicks:

  • External heat and light source – chicks tend to be unable to maintain their own body temperature.
  • Food using plastic chick feeders.
  • Water and any other thing they need.
  • As chicks grow into the young and mature chicken, you need to keep their food and water fresh and collect eggs regularly. Most layers begin to lay eggs after 17-22 weeks of hatching.

8. Market your poultry farming business thoroughly

  • Build connections with restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, and other potential clients.
  • Post everywhere – on your Facebook and Instagram pages and WhatsApp status.
  • Build a website and get it optimized accordingly.
  • Let the whole world know that you keep and sell poultry.

How much capital do you need for your poultry farming business in Cameroon?

How much should you set apart for a poultry farming business? Let us see:

  1. Chicks – 60000 FCFA
  2. Land – 50000 FCFA
  3. Cage – 100000FCFA
  4. Feeders and food – 60000 FCFA
  5. Marketing and other costs – 100000 FCFA

This means that starting with just about 100 chicks, 370000 FCFA is enough to kick off your poultry farming business in Cameroon.

How Profitable is Poultry Farming in Cameroon?

  • A day-old chick costs 600 FCFA – 800 FCFA.
  • You raise it into a grown chicken worth 5000 FCFA. Sell 75 chicken, and you already have your invested capital of 375000FCFA back. Repeat with other chicks and continue enjoying the profits.
  • Alternatively, layers begin to lay at 18-22 weeks, and an egg goes at averagely 60 FCFA. Let's say each fowl lays 30 eggs a month, and you sell each egg at 60 Francs CFA; that makes a profit of 180000 FCFA.
  • In two months, you have returned your invested amount. 

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