20 Poultry Farming Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a poultry farming business in 2024?

We put together 20 of the best poultry farming businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other poultry farming businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a poultry farming equipment shop business

2. Start an egg production business

3. Start a chicken hatchery business

A chicken hatchery business is one that involves the hatching and selling of baby chicks to both poultry farmers and backyard chicken keepers.

The success of this venture largely depends on your ability to carefully manage the incubation process, ensuring that the optimal conditions are provided for the eggs to hatch into healthy chicks.

However, despite the potential challenges, this business can be quite lucrative.

The growing demand for poultry products means that there is a consistent demand for young, quality chicks, which can prove to be a valuable commodity for those looking to start or expand their chicken farms.

In addition, as more people continue to seek locally sourced and sustainable food options, a chicken hatchery can play a vital role in supporting the poultry industry.

By providing a reliable supply of quality chicks, this business can help ensure the continued growth of the industry while also meeting the needs of consumers who are increasingly interested in sustainable and ethical food production.

4. Start a vegan ice cream

Vegan ice cream is made using plant-based products. Free of animal-based products, vegan ice cream is healthy food.

Experts expect the demand for vegan ice cream to grow across the globe. Thus, starting your vegan-ice cream business can be a profitable business venture.

To start a vegan ice cream business, access the demand for your product and write a business plan. Then, contact your state's health department for a food handling license and permits before starting any business operations.

5. Start a birdhouses business

6. Start a meat grower business

Cultivated meat, also known as grown or cultured meat, is genuine animal meat produced through the cultivation of animal cells.

The introduction of meat growing eliminates the need to raise farm animals for food. According to a CNBC report, lab-grown meat is making strides, a trend that is becoming unstoppable. Experts project that the cell-based meat market will reach 94.5 billion in the next few years.

If you are starting a lab-grown meat business, establish and meet safety requirements. Then, develop a clear and understandable labeling practice, and focus on offering the customers a price parity with conventional meat.

7. Start a swan farming business

8. Start an organic manure production business

9. Start a layer poultry farming business

10. Start a meat exports business

11. Start a frozen chicken meat processing business

How long does it take to build: 730 days (?)

12. Start an ostrich farming business

13. Start a poultry feed mill

The poultry farming industry is one of the fastest-growing agricultural segments today. The survival and profitability of poultry farming depend on access to quality chicken feeds.

Starting the poultry feed processing business consists of receiving raw materials, crushing, compounding, mixing, granulating, and packaging the finished product.

To start the poultry feed processing business, you need feed formulation skills. You may hire experienced personnel or attend training so you are equipped with poultry feed formulation.

14. Start a duck farming business

15. Start a raising turkeys business

16. Start a pigeon farming business

17. Start a quail farming business

Are you passionate about raising birds but not interested in chicken farming? Or probably you are already doing poultry farming, but you are looking to diversify.

Quail farming can be a lucrative venture like other farming ventures. Quails are considerably smaller than chickens, ducks, geese, or turkeys, so they need much smaller space to keep. They also mature faster when provided with a clean environment.

With quail farming, you can make money by selling quail eggs to bakers or selling quail meat at a good price since the birds are considered a delicacy.

18. Start a fresh meat delivery business

According to experts, food delivery has become a global market worth more than $150 billion and snowballing. The advent of easy-to-use apps and technology, along with busier lifestyles than ever, are the top reasons fueling the growth of food delivery businesses.

Starting a meat delivery business can be rewarding. To start, onboard reliable meat stores and vendors in your region. Then, you must create a good platform through which customers will reach you for fresh meat orders.

How much you can make: $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.