Please be guided accordingly. My blog is about taking care of the so-called “kabir” chickens. Some of the ideas and information I have are taken from other sites and I do not claim ownership of such. But for the better part, I have also my own ideas as to how I handled my own flock of chickens, and you might also add comments if you like.
First and Foremost: Ideas and General Info
According to this site, Kabir chickens originated from the Middle East – specifically from Iran. Kabir in Arabic means “big” or “large”.
Good Things About Kabir
1. It’s size. It is a fact that these chickens can weigh a whooping 5-6 kilos when fully grown/matured, which is said to be around 5 months.
2. Resistance to disease and heat. Most probably these chickens where also bred as free range in the Middle East since they are much like the native chickens here in the Philippines. They are resistant to a lot of diseases and can tolerate hot weather conditions.
3. Same or better meat quality. Because of the shear size of the chicken, it is considered better in yield than the native chicken. They have darker meat than the native chicken but taste almost the same.
4. Great for cross-breeding. A cross bred native and Kabir chicken will result to a larger size chicken since the Kabir has stronger genetic quality which is maintained and can be seen in the chicks or offspring.
5. Low cost and maintenance. The Kabir chicken can be free ranged, meaning they can thrive on large area with grasses and insects as their meals. Although the chicken is a beast when it comes to eating, they are not choosy. They will feed on almost anything from food scraps, insects, grasses and many others.
6. Egg is large and low in cholesterol.
1. One male rooster can be mated to several hens – up to 20, though I do not personally recommend this much because it lessen the quality gene pool for the offspring.
2. Hens lay egg in about 6 months but brooding activity is expected on the 3rd time or a year old hen. Brooding should be encouraged.
3. Egg production is variable on several conditions: Weather/climate, age of chickens, shelter and feeds.
Let’s Start With Small Scale: Acquiring the Chicks/Chickens
Note: Pictures of my young ones soon.