Ostrich farming at the very first glance might seem a business that is unprofitable and has no prospects for growth in the future. But there is no such thing as ostriches have long been bred whether in European countries or Asian nations or Commonwealth of Independent States for both subsistence as well as commercial uses. When people have never had a problem at all in breeding ostriches, there is no doubt in its profitability. Opening an ostrich farm business could prove a quite profitable venture provided there is no scarcity of cheap electricity, water, and feed in your locality.

Ostriches are unpretentious birds that are able to easily adjust or adapt to any climatic conditions for their existence and survival. Even the harsh winter seasons are helpless in doing any terrible or damage to ostrich birds. The other advantages of ostriches are their simplicity of food and their strong immunity and resistance to various infections.

The most important benefit business owners mostly enjoy in ostrich farming is that it is virtually a waste-free business. The meat, skin, feathers, fat, and even eyelashes of ostrich birds remain always in great demand. You can also quite profitably sell your chicks to other farms operating at your local place.

If you already own a small farm, you are at a great advantage as construction demands significant material costs. You should also keep in mind that an area where ostriches are supposed to live and be raised should be dry and, as sunny as possible.

The other important consideration in starting your ostrich farm business is that you should be procuring 5-6 months old ostrich chicks. In addition, it is also important that you purchase special incubators for raising your hatched chicks.

Startup costs

The overall startup costs required for an ostrich farm business is manageable by almost all people. Here is our startup costs analysis for an ostrich farm. The documentation costs could be somewhere between $100-$300. Farm rent maybe around $300. Equipment can be $800. Staff salary is between $300 – $600. Advertising expenditure – $150-$250. Expenditure for chicks might be from $800 -1500 and for the feed, you may be required $150-$300. The total amount of investment averages from $2000-$10000.

Revenue potential

The revenue potential of an ostrich farm depends on the number of sales you are able to make, but on an average, your monthly income can be between $1500 -$3000 and the net profits you could make sums about $800-$1600. The time period for your returns on investment generally ranges from three to six months.

Shahid Amin

Brought to you by Dr. Shahid Amin Trali who is an Assistant Professor at ITM University Gwalior, Editor-in-Chief for Startupdailytips.com and a regular columnist of various leading newspapers in India. He can be reached at- dr.shahidamin15@gmail.com