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
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(Min. 15 Total Birds)
(Min. 5 Cornish Cross Chicks)
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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!
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