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 8-11 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.
MATURE WT: MALE 9-11 LBS. FEMALE 8-9 LBS.
- 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 Order 25 Total Chicks)
Must order at least 5 Chicks per Sex!
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Cornish MUST be Ordered separately or you will not be able to Check Out!