Jumbo Cornish Cross Chicken

$3.00

Jumbo Cornish Cross Boiler chickens are sometimes nicknamed Cornish Giants because of the rapid growth and weight gains.  This is the bird that changed American eating habits.  Before Cornish Cross Broilers were developed, a chicken dinner was a rare treat reserved for special occasions.  Before the Cornish Cross era chickens grew slowly while eating plenty of feed.  Their meat was tasty but sparse.  The Cornish Cross made broiler production efficient, and today it’s often the most inexpensive meat the grocery store sells.  Cornish Cross Broilers require special feeding and care but grow astonishingly fast.  These birds can be grown to a live weight of over 6 lbs. by 6 weeks of age!  Or, can be managed to a roaster weight of 8-11 lbs.  Live weights of 4-5 lbs. can be achieved on close to 2 lbs. of feed per pound of meat.   Cornish Cross Broilers are the best choice for a person who wants to quickly produce delicious meat.  Cornish Broilers have excellent conformation: plump, tender breast meat and good skin texture.  Excellent for Pastured Poultry!

MATURE WEIGHT: MALE 11# & FEMALE 8#

Quick Stats: 

  • Lowest feed cost of live weight produced.
  • Superior performance on lower cost feed rations.
  • Most feed efficient.
  • Excellent growth rate.
  • Best Broiler uniformity for processing.

Cornish Game Hen are a Cornish Cross Broiler Female that is butchered at three weeks of age when it reaches a weight of 2.5-3 lbs.

Available February – October

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Min. 15 Total Birds)

(Min. 5 Cornish Cross Chicks)

**Mix & Match with other Breeds in our Chicken Category**

Quantity Straight Run
5+ $3.05
10+ $2.90
15+ $2.75
25+ $2.60
50+ $2.30
100+ $2.00

PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-stock poultry and does not represent a guarantee of ship date.
We hatch/ship February – September of each season.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.

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FREE Shipping on 15+ Total Poultry

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There is an additional small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Description

The Cornish Cross Chicken (Cornish X), (Cornish –Cross), (Broiler), (Cornish/rock), (Jumbo Cornish cross) is a cross between the Commercial Cornish chicken and a White Rock chicken. They were developed for the commercial meat chicken market and have been dominating it for the past fifty years. Cornish game hens for sale can reach 4 1/2 lbs by 6 weeks of age and cockerels 6 lbs by 6 weeks of age. They grow so fast that their legs may give out from their weight and it is not recommended that they be kept for breeding. You can take away the chicken feed at night to restrict the feed intake to slow the growth of the chicken. This will allow the bones and tendons to catch up with the rapid growth of the Cornish broiler or as some call a game hen. However, do not use small particle bedding (like saw dust or small shavings) because when restricting their feed they will eat too much of their bedding material and cause sickness and death. This breed is bred specifically to butcher or harvest and is not recommended for a pet and only as chickens for meat production. Generally, if the Cornish broiler chicken is NOT butchered or dressed it will have health issues with the heart, bones, muscles, tendon and sores from sitting all the time. This breed is your best option for efficient feed/time to butcher weight and is the best choice for raising chickens for meat.

Available February – October

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Min. 15 Total Birds)

(Min. 5 Cornish Cross Chicks)

**Mix & Match with other Breeds in our Chicken Category**

CORNISH CROSS MEAT BIRD CARE

 

JUMBO CORNISH CROSS BROILERS are a very unique and a remarkable bird.  We like to think of it as the BBB – Big Breasted Broiler – it has very broad breasts, large thighs, beautiful white plumage, and yellow skin.  Its rapid growth is remarkable, along with great feed efficiency.  You can actually see it grow before your eyes.  There are special steps to follow when raising the Broilers.  In order to avoid bad legs and Heart problems, we recommend the following steps…

  • Restrict access to feed to 12 hours per day for the first 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Be sure the chicks have adequate feeder space so most of the chicks can eat at the same time.
  • Limit protein in the feed to 20-22%.
  • Limit light to natural day length or 12 hours (whichever is longer).
  • Keep chicks warm with good ventilation, but avoid drafts.
  • Keep air quality high by keeping ammonia low.
  • Do not use straw for litter – use pine shavings (Not Cedar) or ground corn cobs.

RAISE OUR JUMBO CORNISH CROSS BROILERS AND WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL BE DELIGHTED AT THE RESULTS!

FREE Shipping on 15+ Total Poultry

PLEASE REVIEW MINIMUM ORDER RULES & QUANTITIES BELOW

———->  Minimum Order Requirements  <———–

There is an additional small order fee ($35.00) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. 

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Sex

Straight Run

Desired Hatch Week

MARCH 18TH 2019, MARCH 25TH 2019, APRIL 1ST 2019, APRIL 8TH 2019, APRIL 15TH 2019, APRIL 22ND 2019, APRIL 29TH 2019, MAY 6TH 2019, MAY 13TH 2019, MAY 20TH 2019, JUNE 3RD 2019, JUNE 10TH 2019, JUNE 17TH 2019, JUNE 24TH 2019, JULY 8TH 2019, JULY 15TH 2019, JULY 22/2019, JULY 29TH 2019, AUGUST 5TH 2019, AUGUST 12TH 2019, AUGUST 19TH 2019, AUGUST 26TH 2019, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2019, SEPTEMBER 9TH 2019, SEPTEMBER 16TH 2019, SEPTEMBER 23RD 2019, SEPTEMBER 30TH 2019