Cornish Cross Broiler

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Sex

Female, Straight Run, Male

Desired Hatch Week

2024-03-04, 2024-03-11, 2024-03-18, 2024-03-25, 2024-04-01, 2024-04-08, 2024-04-15, 2024-04-22, 2024-04-29, 2024-05-06, 2024-05-13, 2024-05-20, 2024-05-27, 2024-06-03, 2024-06-10, 2024-06-24, 2024-07-08, 2024-07-15, 2024-07-22, 2024-07-29, 2024-08-05, 2024-08-12, 2024-08-19, 2024-08-26, 2024-09-02, 2024-09-09, 2024-09-16, 2024-09-23, 2024-09-30, 2024-10-21, 2024-10-28, 2024-11-04, 2024-11-11, 2024-11-18

Cornish Cross Broiler 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
A Cornish Game Hen is 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 25 per Sex

Minimum 25 Total Cornish

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 you will be IMPRESSED at the results!

Cornish Ship separate from everything else!

Please be advised that there may be occasions when we are not able to fulfill your order on the requested date.  While we do our best to facilitate your request, there are uncontrollable variables that may cause it to become unavailable and you will be notified if this happens.  We appreciate your understanding.

**Cornish Must be Ordered in their own order**

We are Now taking 2024 Chick orders!

We are not shipping to Alaska or Hawaii until further notice!

How to order Online

Add the desired Breeds, Sex, and Quantities to your cart.  

If you order multiple breeds, make sure they all have the same desired Hatch Week to ensure your order can be processed correctly.

PLEASE NOTE: Availability is updated weekly and does NOT represent a guaranteed ship date.

Please be advised that there may be occasions when we are not able to fulfill your order on the requested Hatch week.  While we do our best to facilitate your request, there are uncontrollable variables that may cause it to become unavailable and you will be notified if this happens.  We appreciate your understanding.

Due to our new paperless inventory system, once an order is placed you will not be able to make any partial cancels, however you will be able to add on. Because of system limitations there will be NO EXCEPTIONS made on this rule.

Please be sure of what you want to order before ordering it.

When you have built your entire order click on the cart to “checkout”

Please enter all required information on the Checkout Page.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS! DON’T JUST CHECK THE BOX THAT STATES YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU PAY FOR YOUR ORDER!

Please Indicate a Desired Hatch Week and an Alternate Hatch Week.

We will send you a confirmation email within 48 hours of receiving your order with a copy of your Invoice and the Confirmed Hatch/Ship Date which may not be the Desired/Alternate Hatch Date depending on Availability.

If multiple Breeds and types of Fowl are selected, we will need to find a common Hatch Date for all Breeds to ship together and we will do our best to ship your order out on the confirmed date.

All poultry are shipped USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch!

We have a 24-hour Guarantee on all live poultry orders from the time your order is picked up from the Post Office!

Pickups: We run Strict Bio-Security Measures and do not allow Local Pick Ups, but we would gladly ship your chicks directly to your local post office.  

We are part of a nationwide network of Bird Shippers that offer a wide variety of poultry that are shipped directly to you by us from one of our partner shipping points.

Our Corporate office is Located in Owosso, MI.  We do not hatch at our Corporate Office.

All poultry are guaranteed to be delivered alive and in good condition on every order and even though not all poultry will be shipped direct from our hatchery, you will receive poultry of the highest quality.

We are not shipping to Alaska or Hawaii!

*We Ship Chicks on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays*

For safe handling and delivery of your birds, The Chick Hatchery has minimum order requirements.

These minimums help the birds stay warm and prevent them from shifting around during shipping.

Due to our new paperless inventory system, once an order is placed you will not be able to make any partial cancels, however you will be able to add on. Because of system limitations there will be NO EXCEPTIONS made on this rule. Please be sure of what you want to order before ordering it.

Each type of Fowl have Minimum Order Requirements!

Order Minimums
Cornish Cross Minimum: 25 Male, 25 Female, 25 Straight Run

SHIPPING COSTS – Free Shipping!

Cornish Cross Broilers MUST Be Ordered in their own order.

*Cornish Cross Broilers Ship separate from all other Poultry*

100% Live Arrival Guaranteed!

Safe & Timely Live Arrival Guarantee

We know that you take great care in selecting the breeds for your flock when placing your order with us, so we do everything possible to ensure you receive a safe and timely delivery of healthy, happy chicks.

We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all poultry from The Chick Hatchery.  We guarantee that your shipment will arrive safe and in a timely manner insuring you will receive a full count of live, healthy poultry that you ordered and paid for.  Poultry are sent via Priority Live Shipping through the USPS on the day of hatch and are received in 1-3 days.  We put a lot of care in making sure that your order is filled correctly and that it is prepared for shipment according to the weather.  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.  Generally, we try to add extra chicks of the same breed/sex ordered when available to help fulfill this guarantee so be sure to count your live chicks when they arrive.  We do not guarantee that every order will receive extra chicks.

You must pick up your chicks at the post office upon arrival. Our Guarantee is void for any live parcels not picked up within eight hours of arriving at your local Post Office or if you request delivery from the USPS to your physical shipping address.

We recommend you open your shipping box as soon as you receive it and inspect your poultry.  If there is a loss during transit, we must be notified within twelve hours from the time the shipment was received by submitting a loss claim through our Loss Reporting Form.  If you receive less live chicks than you paid for, we will issue a refund of the chick purchase price which is missing or were dead on arrival. In the rare case a total loss occurs, a one-time reshipment can be made for no additional fee. Re-shipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  It is important to note for partial losses, the price of poultry lost will be refunded – we are unable to make partial reshipments. For all orders, our Guarantee only covers the cost of poultry. Vaccinations and shipping costs are considered services and are not refundable.

We are unable to refund or replace poultry once they arrive safe and in a timely manner.  Our replacement or refund policy is only for unsafe or unusually long shipping risks that the USPS causes and must be reported immediately.  Buying live poultry has potential risks of successfully raising them and the buyer understands these risks.  Sometimes things go wrong with no real reason that can be determined even when care instructions are followed.

All Chicks from The Chick Hatchery LLC are hatched from NPIP Certified Flocks and carry minimum classifications of Avian Influenza Clean as well as Pullorum Typhoid Clean to improve the industry. You can always depend on high quality, healthy chicks from The Chick Hatchery!

Quality Guarantee

Our hatchery guarantees you will receive the correct breed of poultry you ordered and paid for.  All poultry offered by The Chick Hatchery are guaranteed to be the breed standard, variety, grade, and quality as represented.  We do not guarantee any poultry to be of show quality although you may receive poultry that could possibly be shown.  We follow approved methods of flock control and egg selection and have established sanitary and disease control standards in our operation.  Our breeder flocks are large; therefore, it is not likely to receive related poultry.  We cannot guarantee poultry to be free from any disease that could not be discovered when hatched.  Marek’s vaccinations are available for purchase as a precautionary measure, and we will not be held responsible if your chicks test positive after a safe and timely delivery.

All Chicks from The Chick Hatchery LLC are hatched from NPIP Certified Flocks and carry minimum classifications of Avian Influenza Clean as well as Pullorum Typhoid Clean to improve the industry. You can always depend on high quality, healthy chicks from The Chick Hatchery!

Chicks are shipped by USPS Priority Mail the same day that they hatch.  When they arrive to you, your chicks will be 24-72 hours old.  Day old chicks ship Monday thru Wednesday ONLY!  Baby chicks ingest the yolk before they hatch and this is enough nourishment for 72 hours.  We add Gro Gel to the box to keep them happy and well nourished until they arrive at their destination!  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.   Our chicks boxes are designed to help keep chicks safe and warm while they are on their way to you.

How far in advance should I book my order?
*As soon as you know when and how many birds you want to order you should book your order.
*We fill orders on a first come, first served basis.  It is important to place your pre-paid order as soon as possible to get the best chance at earlier ship dates.  Some breeds, especially rare breeds, sell out faster than others.
*You can pick the week you would like your poultry shipped to you or note ASAP.  It is common practice to order 2-6 weeks prior to the date you want for delivery.  When we receive your order, we look for the earliest possible date for ALL of your breeds requested and are available together.  Some breeds (rare turkeys, guineas, ducks, and game birds) are not available until later in the year.
*We then secure that date and take those birds off the market for sale and send you a confirmation of your hatch/ship date.  Because live newly hatched chicks become perishable the day they hatch, it is necessary to have them all sold well before their hatch date.
*We hatch thousands of poultry each week and we do a pretty good job of counting our chicks before they hatch when we secure your order.
How to calculate shipping costs:  Free Shipping!

Cornish Cross Broilers ship for Free and MUST Be Ordered in their own order.

*Cornish Cross Broilers Ship separate from all other Poultry*

 

Will I receive Tracking Information?
*Tracking Information will be sent if you request it.  Tracking Information is sent the evening your chicks ship out or the morning after the chicks leave the Hatchery.  We do not Guarantee you will receive Tracking the same day your order ships out.

The USPS Tracking information could show inaccurate or dated information. It is a bit tricky when shipping live poultry.

  • The USPS sometimes reuses tracking numbers.  If you see tracking information that has dated or completely incorrect information, this may be why.  The correct information will appear when the package is scanned at the originating postal facility.  Please recheck your Tracking ID later.
  • The Tracking ID system that the USPS uses is NOT a complete, real-time report of the package’s location, and the system is still in its infancy.  Please do not panic if the Tracking ID information shows that the package has not moved, doesn’t appear to be making progress, or the tracking shows a 3 – 5 day transit time Rest assured,  most packages arrive in 1-2 days, some may take 3 days depending on your location.
Tracking Information is provided by the USPS.  We do what we can, but ultimately are not responsible for the accuracy of the tracking information.
How long will it take for my chicks to arrive at the post office after they have been shipped?
*After you have received your “Chicks Have Shipped” email, this means that your birds have been shipped.  It should take 1-2 business days to get to your Post Office after they have left our facility.  Some Order may take 3 days but this is usually to Rural areas.  Baby chickens are perishable and you are expected to be available at any time of any day, the week your chicks hatch and ship.
Will the Post Office deliver the chicks to my home?
*Chicks are shipped to your local Post Office.  You will have to work something out with your Post Office if you want them to be delivered to your home.   We put your phone number on the shipping box and we instruct the post office to call you to come and pick them up at the post office.  Delivery can be 1-3 days.  Make sure you are available for the anticipated day and days around the arrival date and that you have someone to care for chicks the first 24 hours in the brooder.
What if I cannot request the ship date that I want?
*This may occur because we have sold out of a particular sex/breed of chicks for that day, specify an alternate date that works for you in the customer notes section of the order form.  Keep in mind when ordering multiple Breeds, we need to find a common available hatch date for all breeds selected which may cause a desired ship date to be different from what you have selected.  Our Availability is only updated once a week so the date you desired may not be available when we book your order.

We are sorry if we are not available for the phone if you called and received our voicemail.    We do apologize if you have trouble getting through.  Please try to email us if you need a quick response.

Internet orders are processed in the order received.  When ordering through the website you will receive an immediate e-mail response notifying you that your order has been received.  The email will tell you that your order is on hold until we have fnished processing it.   You will receive a second e-mail in 1-3 business days that includes your confirmed ship date or estimated date of arrival.  If the e-mail address you listed on your order is correct and you have not heard from us in 7 days, check that your Spam/Junk folder has not blocked our e-mail.

We are hatching around 15,000 birds weekly and securing your order and Hatch/Ship Date is done as quickly as humanly possible.

Expect your order to arrive at your Post Office in 1 to 3 days from the ship date.  Be aware that 98% of orders arrive within two days.  2% of Orders may take 3 days to get to you.  We do our best to meet the scheduled shipment date.  If we are unable to provide chicks on the scheduled hatch date, we will notify you and you can choose to reschedule or receive a refund.  We ship chicks Mondays – Wednesdays.  We fill orders on a first come, first served basis.  It is important to place your pre-paid order as soon as possible to get the best chance at earlier ship dates.  Typically, an order can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks to ship out.  *Please let us know if you are willing to accept any substitutions to have an earlier ship date*

Please open all boxes immediately when you pick them up at the Post Office and inspect your chicks.

If a loss occurs during shipment or shortly there after, our policy requires that we are notified within 24 hours of arrival.

What happens if I have chicks that are dead upon arrival?  Can I get a Refund?

*We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all poultry from The Chick Hatchery.  We guarantee that when your shipment arrives you will receive a full count of live, healthy poultry that you ordered and paid for.  Poultry are shipped USPS Priority Mail on the day of hatch.  We put a lot of care in making sure that your order is filled correctly and that it is prepared for shipment according to the weather.  Poultry Breeds and sexes will be mixed to ensure that your chicks arrive to you in optimum condition.  Generally, we try to add extra chicks when available to help fulfill this guarantee so be sure to count your live chicks when they arrive.  We do NOT guarantee that every order will receive extra chicks, especially if your order is just for a few chicks or we have a less than expected hatch rate.  However, if losses should occur in shipment and you do receive less live chicks than you ordered and paid for, we will make an adjustment either by replacing poultry if you have a TOTAL LOSS or by refund at the discretion of the hatchery.  Please open chick boxes immediately and inspect poultry.  If you do not have a full count of live chicks that you paid for, please email us so we can make an adjustment.  This guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry.  Any loss must be reported to the hatchery within 24 hours of receipt for any adjustment to be made.

We will offer a refund for properly cared for poultry that deceased within 24 hours of the time of arrival to your post office.  While we appreciate notification of losses as they happen, we ask that you report your total losses one time, at the end of the 24 hour period.

Please provide a Total Count of all birds received, a Live Count and a Loss Count.  Pictures of dead chicks are REQUIRED.

Please fill out our Hatchery Loss Reporting Form.

Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds ONLY and will NOT include cost of Vaccination Services or Shipping Charges as these are considered Services, not products.

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