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The Wonders of Kabir Chicken

By pinoyfarmer | March 9, 2008
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What is Kabir Chicken?

Kabir Chicken originated in the Middle East, where it is desired due to its very la

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rge size. Kabir means “large” in Arabic. Kabir chicken has been distributed throughout the world, gaining popularity because of its exceptional characteristics. Since its introduction into the Philippines, Kabir has become known as the chicken most-in-demand for backyard and small enterprise flocks.

What are the advantages of raising Kabir Chicken?

1. It is superior for meat conversion because of its rapid growth, good body conformation and efficient feed conversion.
2. The chicken is resistant to disease and heat stress.
3. It is large in size and has a “native” taste and texture.
4. When cross-breed with native chickens, the Kabir qualities are retained in the new breed.
5. Feeding cost is low since Kabir chicken can also survive by themselves. They can be raised in the same manner as “native chickens ” (pagala-gala).
6. Kabir eggs are low in choresterol.

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What are the reproductive characteristics of Kabir Chicken?

1. One male Kabir is capable of breeding with 15 to 20 female Kabir.
2. Normally, Kabir chicken begins laying after 26 weeks or 6 ½ months.
3. Kabir layer can lay 200 eggs/cycle.
4. Kabir does natural brooding although may be late, thus should be encouraged to brood.

What are the space requirements of raising Kabir Chicken?

Age in No. of Week No. of Heads/square meter
0-3 20
4-6 10
6 above 5

How much water does a Kabir consumes per day?

1 liter/day.

What are the types of range this chicken can adopt?
1. Free-range – unrestricted, no fence
2. Limited range –restricted, fence

What is the feeds requirement per Kabir?

Type of Feeds No. of grams No. of weeks
Booster 200 grams DOC to at least one week
Starter 1000 grams 2nd week to 4th week
Finisher 1000 grams/500 grams 5th week/6th weeks up

If you will try to raise at least 10 heads, how many feeds in kilos will they consume and the average cost in peso?

Year/Cost Booster Starter Finisher Total
For Year 1 2 kilos 10 kilos 31.5 kilos 43.5 kgs.
Ave. Feed Cost P27.40 P127.00 P371.70 P526.10

What is the socio-economic impact of Kabir chicken raising?

Kabir chicken raising is a very good livelihood opportunity to families that desire to have an additional income, and a source of “native style”meat and exceptionally nutritious and low cholesterol table eggs. Also, Kabir chickens’ large size and handsome appearance make them a source of pride, especially among the rural folks.

Kabir chicken production can contribute to the economic and social development of the barangay, in particular, and the whole municipality/city, in general. In some provinces and municipalities in the country, Kabir chicken raising is being implemented as an alternative livelihood development project aimed to benefit needy families and constituents (Elmer Esplana).


Kabir chicken materials taken from Mr. Elmer D. Permites, Royal Chick Farms, Inc.
Picture from BigFoto.com

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80 Responses to “The Wonders of Kabir Chicken”

  1. J M Taña Says:
    April 6th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Could you give me names of suppliers of Kabir chicks or pullets to start a smallscale open range chicken farm. Thank you for your assistance.

  2. pinoyfarmer Says:
    April 9th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Hi, I started my own small flock of Kabir chickens last year and got the chicks at Pacifica Agrivet here in Cebu City at around P34-36 per head and bought 25 chicks. You may also try to inquire at other agrivet stores for price comparison.

    Pacifica branches nearest you can be found at:

    Hope that helps.

  3. ken james tacandong Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    at what age female kabir be breed?

  4. rogelio loria jr Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    pls. help me to locate the nearest branches of pacifica agrivet here in our city of cabanatuan. thanks for the help.

  5. rogelio loria jr Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    how many times a day should kabir chicken can be feed?

  6. pinoyfarmer Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    @rogelio loria jr: the nearest pacifica agrivet from your place is:
    Poblacion, Guimba, Nueva Ecija
    Tel. No. (044) 943-0550

    The number of times Kabir is fed is by preference. Some people feed twice a day, some 3x a day. It would also depend on the purpose of your Kabir whether they would be free-range or confined.

    @ken james tacandong: I think female Kabir can be bred around 7-9 months from hatch. You may ask your chick supplier to be certain. My Kabir laid its first batch of eggs at around 8 months old and sat on the eggs until they hatched.

  7. rogelioloria jr Says:
    April 18th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    how do i identify between male & female while the kabir are still chicks?

  8. Andalwisye Katule Says:
    December 2nd, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I would like to order 150 day-old female chicks with a corresponding number of males. What would be the price CIF dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania?

  9. lj nebreda Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    where can i find breeders near bulacan or rizal area?pls help

  10. bernard Says:
    January 21st, 2009 at 3:39 am

    May I know how much is the chekc or a hen already I want to try it in our area in candelaria quezon . Do you have an out let near in manila . Whats the difference between the sasso chicken if anybody can answer

  11. dante Says:
    January 29th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    dear moderator and to all,
    are the kabir,sasso,and french free range are all one breed?
    where can i find breeders in tarlac city?
    looking forward from your kind help.

  12. Roy Says:
    February 8th, 2009 at 10:45 am

    breeding kabir is great. not expensive. actually i just left them in our backyard and they are now twice the size of our rooster in just 2 months.

  13. danny s Says:
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    where can i find or buy kabir chicks in manila,thanks

  14. Albert D. Alcasid Says:
    March 13th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Where can I buy pure line kabir rooster & hens for breeding? Is royal chick farm still operational? I sent an inquiry email to them but the reply was undelivered mail return to sender

  15. Anthony Balao Says:
    August 15th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Hi, I just started raising sasso chickens and I am looking for other kinds of chicken that could be raised here in our place (La Trinidad, Benguet). I will be starting my own chicken farm and I found this web site. I would like to try to raise Kabir Chickens here so if you can provide me with the details of how to order them. If you have a branch somewhere near baguio city that will be better. Do you supply 21 days old chicks? The reason why I would like to get the 21 days old is that our place is cold and brooding is hard. I was successful in brooding 1 day olds but I would rather get the 21 days so I can have more production as I am eyeing mass production for my customers on a lesser time…

    Please let me know, I am very much interested in raising chickens… I am looking for chickens that are very much adaptable here in our place.

  16. Rocks Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Hi to all,

    Is Kabir chickens able to brood like our native chickens? Thanks

  17. Ronnel Says:
    September 6th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Hi I bought 4 Kabir chicks last March. Two males and two females. The three were “katay” already huhuhu. The remaining one (female) is already an adult. She’s now mating with our Asil rooster. She’s 5 months old pa pero nagmamate na. My friends told me that kabir chickens will brood late. Sa first two batch (eggs)ayaw pa daw lumimlim pero sa third okay na.

  18. edz Says:
    September 10th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    is kabir a native chicken? where is farm of abir in bicol?thnx

  19. Michael de la Cruz Says:
    September 11th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Hello, I’m planning to enter into native chicken business, can I have some info where I can attend seminars given by the Department of Agriculture or some government agencies. What type of native chicken is best? And also if anybody here can tell me if a 300 square meter area is good for raising native chicken and if so how many chickens would that accommodate? Thanks.

  20. mon Says:
    October 13th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    to moderator pls inform me the different between sasso and kabir chicken..
    because me and my friends argue on this matter pls help..

  21. Jorge Dela Cruz Says:
    October 15th, 2009 at 8:04 am


    My info is that Sasso is better than Kabir, can anybody have his comments based on there experiences?

  22. delmar Says:
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I’m interested in breeding different birds so pls send me an adres of suppliers or breeders near bicutan where i cn buy kabir or sasso chicks. Tnx

  23. Ysmael Says:
    November 23rd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    hi.. very much interested in buying a trio or a pair atleast of pure kabir preferably breeding age.. please do contact me, 09179167654

  24. ador Says:
    January 18th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    is there any branch of store in metro manila, because i want to buy kabir chicken

  25. Steph Says:
    March 26th, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I wanted to start raising kabir at La Carlota City. COuld you give me Kabir suppliers here in Negros Occidental?


  26. Kabir Chicks and Chickens: General Info « Dangerzone16's Blog Says:
    May 13th, 2010 at 7:37 am

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  27. Victor B. Orantes Jr. Says:
    May 16th, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    We are looking for a viable livelihood for our church members and we heard that Kabir raising
    is good. We are located in Davao City suburb. Please
    lead us to some contacts whom we can buy breeders and technical assistance. thanks and God bless you.

  28. mario t custodio Says:
    May 22nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I want to raised Kabir chickens in our province (laguna) where do i get or who are the supplier where to find? thanks

  29. roger navaja Says:
    July 6th, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Hi good day,

    Where can i buy kabir roaster yung pwede na mag breed pls. help me.

  30. Victor B. Orantes Jr. Says:
    July 21st, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Two months ago I inquired about Kabir Chicks on this website, now I have almost 400 heads of healthy and robust kabirs in my farms here in Davao City, Phils. ; (10 layers) ,( 2 rosters),( 90 .7kg-1.0kgs),(70 .300 kg, 190 .250kg), (60 eggs waiting to hatch).
    We are also starting to formulate our own maintenance feeds . And all of these in 2 months ?
    Imagine what we can be in 1 year! All thanks and all
    glory be to God our Father. God bless you Agripinoy

  31. Manuel Pesco Says:
    July 26th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Saan makakabili ng male at female Kabir sa Luzon. Ako taga Pozorubio Pangasinan.

  32. ramon Says:
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    puedo ko mag order ug kabir 42 heads wth age 6months

  33. ramon Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    hello puedo ko makabili na ready to lay

  34. hanna Mateo Says:
    August 19th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    where can i find kabir chicken located near in bulacan? how much will it cost if its trio, breedable?

  35. JUBAIL Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    We are Starting kabir Farming Can you give me a Suppliers near in Rizal and some tips in raising kabir email me at jubail15@yahoo.com. tnx

  36. Felix Segundo Says:
    September 8th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I like to raise kabir chicken. Where can I buy the chicks nearest my place in Cainta?

  37. Victor B. Orantes Jr. Says:
    September 14th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    we have Kabir Hens and Rosters 5 months old,almost ready to breed .Location : Toril , Davao City. Call at 0920 902 1267 or 0922 857 1495 . Price P200/kg
    Email : vbojr@yahoo.com

  38. jhorick Says:
    September 26th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    can anyone help me,ano ba mas magnda alagaan for broiler kabir chicken,, sasso chicken , yung hubbard chicken ng bounty fresh, sana mabigyan niyo ko ng information thanks.

  39. ding marasigan Says:
    October 16th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Gud day!

    I’d like to raise kabirs in our farm located at lucena city. where can i avail of some stocks? i’ll be waiting for your help!

    Mucho Tango!

  40. Roy Padilla Says:
    October 28th, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I am a teacher from capas, tarlac, where can i buy/order kabir chicks nearest to our town? Thanks

  41. mark Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 6:55 am

    is there a dealer of kabir chicks in laoag city, ilocos norte? i want to try raising kabir chicken. tnx

  42. Homer Says:
    November 4th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    where can i buy kabir chicks to start a small freerange farming?how much do they costs?… i also would like to learn how to breed them.pls help. thank you

  43. diony Says:
    November 6th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    gusto ko mag alaga ng kabir chicken saan ba makabili d2 sa Bohol Province.

    Maraming salamat….

  44. Homer Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    i would like to raise free range kabir chicken. where can I buy chicks to start with? how much do they costs?tnx po

  45. boots Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 11:27 am

    saan ba ako makabili ng kabir chicken dito sa manila mahirap maghananp dito paki send naman ang lugar kung saan ako pwede makabili ng kabir chicken salamat

  46. boots Says:
    November 21st, 2010 at 11:29 am

    sana makabili ako sa lalong panahon sayang kasi kung di ako makabili ng kabir

  47. Nona Satingin Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Looking for kabir chicken

    Location at Imus, Cavite

    Can we have the nearest supply for raising Kabir chicken

  48. john Says:
    December 2nd, 2010 at 7:47 am

    hello, is this site active? i want to order kabir chicks but ur not answering their questions on where they can order chicks. please respond

  49. Richard Panit Says:
    December 19th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    From SAN FERNANDO,CITY LA UNION malapit na source bilihan ng KABIR chiken gusto ko mag-start mag-alaga at konting kaalaman na rin papaano para sa 1,ooo sq.m.na nabili ko.

  50. Richard Says:
    December 21st, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    from San Fernando,City La Union: malapit na lugar na supplier ng ‘Kabir chicken’ o breeder po at makapagbibigay na rin ng kaalaman sa pag-aalaga.How much for 1 pc.kabir chicken chicks?

  51. Lourdes Says:
    December 29th, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Hello Sir,

    Do you have an outlet in Baguio City that sells Kabir Chicken? If not, can you direct me to the nearest place where I can buy some? Thank you.

  52. queensly nape Says:
    January 13th, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    saan po ako makakabili ng kabir chick?gagamitin ko po sa thesis ko…thx….

  53. edison tolentino Says:
    February 18th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    please help me locate nearest supplier of kabir chicks, i am from bambang, nueva vizcaya. thanks!

  54. judith a dionisio Says:
    February 20th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    saan po kaya kami makakabili ng kabir chiken na malapit dito sa amin sa maynila.kc gusto po mag alaga ng father ko.maraming salamat po

  55. joanne Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 7:50 am


    I am planning to put up a business back home. I am thinking of raising kabir chicken to sell their eggs. I am from koronadal city, I don’t how much does a chick cost and the ideal capital to start raising chiken farm.

    Hope to hear from anyone here.

    Kind regards,


  56. grace Says:
    February 26th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    gud pm,may i know where can i find kabir chicks here in albay? tnx

  57. lily Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 4:11 am

    gusto kung magtayo ng kabir checken pero egg and magiging business ko maasahanko ba itong kabir na gagana ako sa mga itlog lang, ilang hectarya ba ang kailangan ko kung 3,000 tatlong libo kabir and umpisa ko at ilang roaster ang kailangan ko, makakabili ba ako sa cebu ng ganitong karaming umpisa ko. please e-mail me. lily

  58. lily Says:
    March 1st, 2011 at 4:15 am

    aantayin ko ang sagot ninyo kailangan ko para sa business plan ko. maraming salamat. lily

  59. ariel b. lopez Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    where can i buy legitimate( kasi may mga peke) kabir chicks here in La Union.thanks.

  60. mike Says:
    March 7th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    mga boss inquir lng about kabir chicken, kainin kaya ng kabir ang paminta, plan ko kasing maglagay ng kabir sa mini farm ng pamintahan ko. tnx

  61. Lou Duarte Says:
    April 7th, 2011 at 4:42 pm


    Do you have an outlet here in Baguio City that sells Kabir chickens? Thanks.

  62. julius aristorenas Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    hi, kung gustu nyo ng day old chix ng kabir ito yung no. ko 09227932707.. o add nyo nalng ako sa facebook.. ito yung e-mail ko okuzhis13@yahoo.com… tnx and more power to agripinoy..

  63. fred Says:
    April 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    saan po makakabili ng kabir of breeding age. i wanted to invest a few number in my yard. Im from Batangas. Please email me @ coldwater1978@yahoo.com if you have. thanks

  64. Glenn Says:
    May 8th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I’m interested to buy Kabir chicks. Please refer me to available outlets here in Metro Manila. Thanks a lot.

  65. Robert De Leon Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Sir San po ba makakabili ng kabir chichs malapit sa Antipolo City Gusto ko po sana Mag alaga sa backyard.Salamat po

  66. chimi Says:
    June 16th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I like to raise kabir chicken,iniisip ko po mag business,maganda po bang mag kabir chicken business? salamat po..

  67. john virgil santos Says:
    June 23rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    please provide me the average price per chick of kabir and the feed requirement for starting around 100 to 1,000 chicks. I am planning to set up a poultry farm for dressed chicken and egg production.

    hope you can send me information asap.

  68. nida Says:
    July 14th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    just for a hobby, my husband was able to raised sasso layers, now there are at least 35layers and at a daily harvest of eggs of at least 15 to 20 sasso eggs. we bring the said eggs to the hatchery and after 21 days the result is at least 80%hatched chicks. we are selling the day-old sasso chicks at 40 to 45 pesos each, much cheaper than the cost which we usually bought the sasso chicks at the poultry supply at a wholesale price of 48pesos.
    just call my number if interested to place and order, globe 09279955491 ty

  69. KENNETH D. Says:
    August 12th, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    sir, interesado po ako s kabir chicken, saan b ito mabili at paano ito alagaan. sir pewede ba bigyan din ninyo ako ng kaalaman sa laying chicken. at pag huli ang preso ng isang paris ng kabir na manok

  70. veronico Says:
    September 16th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    were i can buy this kind of chicken.(kabir)any supplier in metro manila?tnx…

  71. jonel Says:
    October 13th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    im from san jose city nueva ecija. san b malapit na lugar na pwede bilihan ng kabir chicken?

  72. james Says:
    October 15th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    davao city area, any kabir chick seller hre jst txt me 09495067135

  73. Emer Says:
    October 25th, 2011 at 12:48 pm


    san po ba makakabili ng Kabir chicken malapit sa san pedro or binan laguna? Thanks!

  74. Sam Jesso Says:
    December 19th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Hi My is Sam I am looking for Standard large size Roosters,Hens Large brown egg layers breeds, Black hens preferred if Possible or others. I live in Lianga Phillippines , 45 away from Butuan City. Contact me sjesso@yahoo.com.

  75. Renato A. Mamaril Says:
    February 23rd, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Hi! I Live in Caloocan City, could you tell me where can I buy kabir Chicken near caloocan? And how would I know if its a genuine one? Beacause I am planning raise and start at 10. Thanks.

  76. reinerio m, golosino Says:
    February 23rd, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    have a niceday.
    It is interesting about kabir chicken.
    saan po ba tayo makabili ng mga sisiw na kabir meron ba ho itong incubated na sisiw.
    nagsisimula kasi kami ng utol ko ng farm in alaminos pangasinan.
    meron ba pong malapit na bilihan ng sisiw doon

    you can reply me by email r_golosino@yahoo.com

    thanks and more power
    mabuhay ka kabayan

  77. PROTACIO Says:
    March 14th, 2012 at 12:09 pm


  78. Vina Says:
    March 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    ask ko lang po sana kung may kabir chicken supplier kayo dito sa cavite.

  79. baban Says:
    March 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    ask ko lang po, pd po bang layer ang kabir?tnx

  80. Remy Says:
    April 18th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Mayroong bang supplier ng kabir chicken sa Antique o kaya sa Iloilo? Kung puede paki bigay ng tel number at address. Salamat.