It’s been a while since our last post.
We were busy making some much needed improvements inside our new chicken coop.
And it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park, either.
It’s been a rough month. Remember our Kabir-Texas chicks that were infected with Coryza?
Well, we lost 2 chicks. But two of them managed to survive the ordeal, and they are now fully recovered.
We also lost Meg, our female Polish chicken.
She lost her appetite, lost weight, and gradually weakened until her last breath. And all of this happened in a span of 2 days.
Talk about bad luck. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
On a lighter note, we would like you to meet our family of chickens. Of course, we will be updating this blog whenever we have a new member in the family.
But allow us to introduce you to our world, and why we have gone crazy over our Kabir chickens since November 2012.
This is Jack, our lone surviving Polish chicken.
Jack’s got some new colors as well.
Here is a picture of Jack and Meg during their happier days.
Next, here are our two Kabir-Texas chicks that were cured from the Coryza infection.
They used to look like this.
They are now more than a month old. The bigger chick is now more than 1/2 kilo in weight.
Next, we would like to show you our egg-laying Kabir hens.
Like we previously mentioned, it’s been a pretty rough month because we were unable to hatch the eggs inside our microwave incubator.
We need to recalibrate our incubator and make some adjustments. Hopefully, we will be successful in our next batch of eggs (and there is no shortage of eggs either, since our hens are constantly laying eggs. Even our Kabir roosters are more than willing to lend a ‘helping hand’ in fertilizing the eggs, if you know what we mean.)
Next on the agenda are the pure Texas chicks. They are less than a month old. Look closely on the left and you will see a baby Kabir chick.
The Texas chicks look mature for their age, especially if you take a close inspection of their wings.
Less than a month ago, they look similar to 45-day chicks.
But now, they are big enough to fly inside their cage.
We have three beautiful bantam chickens. We have a rooster bantam along with two young bantam hens.
In fact, this particular bantam hen(the brown one) just laid a couple of eggs this week.
It is now time to check out our Kabir chicks.
We placed the Kabir chicks on the ground because they are growing fast. The image below was taken a couple of days ago when they were still inside the old cage.
Last but not the least, allow us to present our pet rabbits!
We don’t only raise Kabir chickens, because we now have a diverse number of species in our collection!
Of course, our new chicken coop will never be complete without showing our adult Kabir roosters.
Storm season has officially started in our archipelago. We will post some helpful tips on how you can successfully raise chickens even during bad weather conditions.