Cornish Cross Broiler

$1.42$1.94

CORNISH CROSS MEAT BIRDS

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 8-12 lbs. of 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.

MATURE WT: MALE 9-12 LBS. FEMALE 8-10 LBS.

Quick Stats: 

  • Lowest 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 All Year!

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 5 per Sex)

(Minimum 25 Total Chicks)

Amount Female  St Run Male
5+ $1.66 $1.73 $1.94
10+ $1.61 $1.68 $1.89
25+ $1.57 $1.63 $1.84
50+ $1.55 $1.61 $1.82
75+ $1.52 $1.58 $1.79
100+ $1.47 $1.53 $1.74
500+ $1.42 $1.48 $1.69

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Cornish Must be Ordered in their own order!

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Description

The Cornish Cross Broiler is a cross between two or more lines of birds that have been selected for specific traits.  When crossed in proper combination, superior commercial products result.  Cornish meat birds, fully fed on a high-energy broiler ration, can be processed for broiler meat as early as 6 weeks!  Less than two pounds of feed is needed to produce a pound of live broiler.’  Although females of broiler crosses are sometimes kept for layers, they are a very poor choice for production of eggs.  If feed is not restricted when raising broiler cross pullets, the hens produced become too fat to be efficient egg producers.

Depending on your feeding program, Cornish Cross can become very large.  Hens can weigh more than 10 pounds and males more than 12 pounds if feed is not restricted.  Cornish Cross Broilers have very large feet and legs.  The birds have long, deep bodies with broad long breasts, which is very desirable.  When feed is not restricted from adult birds, they become very lazy and sluggish and sit around eating most of the time.

Cornish Cross chicks have single combs, are light yellow in color and have wide breasts with the legs set well apart.  Most of the time the chicks are very large because the breeders lay very big eggs.  They have clean, yellow feet and legs that are much larger than other breeds.

“Cornish Game Hens” are Cornish Cross broiler females fed a high-energy ration and processed between 4 and 5 weeks of age.  The breast is split and spread to ‘present a wide breasted bird.

MATURE WT: MALE 9-12 LBS. FEMALE 8-10 LBS.

Quick Stats: 

  • Lowest 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 All Year!

Orders ship USPS Priority Mail on day of hatch!

(Minimum 5 per Sex)

(Minimum Order 25 Total Chicks)

FREE SHIPPING!

Amount Female  St Run Male
5+ $1.66 $1.73 $1.94
10+ $1.61 $1.68 $1.89
25+ $1.57 $1.63 $1.84
50+ $1.55 $1.61 $1.82
75+ $1.52 $1.58 $1.79
100+ $1.47 $1.53 $1.74
500+ $1.42 $1.48 $1.69

 

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CORNISH CROSS MEAT BIRD CARE

The CORNISH CROSS BROILER is a very unique and 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 10 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.

If you want the birds to be a consistent weight at butcher, purchase either all Females (hens) or all Males (roosters).  If you want them to mature at different sizes, purchase the Straight Run.  The Females also make excellent Cornish Game Hens if butchered at 2 to 2 ½ lbs. live weight.

Raise our CORNISH CROSS BROILERS and we GUARANTEE you will be IMPRESSED at the results!

FREE SHIPPING!

Cornish Hatch & Ship separate from all other breeds!

Cornish Must be Ordered in their own order!

Additional information

Weight .12 oz
Sex

Female, Straight Run, Male

Desired Ship Week

FEBRUARY 4TH 2019, FEBRUARY 11TH 2019, FEBRUARY 18TH 2019, FEBRUARY 25TH 2019, MARCH 4TH 2019, MARCH 11TH 2019, 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