Cornish Cross

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High Yielding, Fast Growing Cornish Cross Broilers yielding process weights of 4.5 to 6 lbs. in 6 to 8 wks. Browse our selection of Cornish Cross chickens for sale.
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High Yield Broad Breasted Cornish Cross breed that makes great fryers (broilers) and roasters because of the weights that can be achieved.

This breed has an excellent feed conversion, livability, strong legs, and a maximum white meat yield with a plump full confirmation. At 6 to 8 weeks of age processed weights of 4 ½ to 6 lbs. can be obtained. Higher weights can be obtained depending on the final grow out duration. With using a well-managed care and feeding program, customers have achieved processed weights of 10 to 14 lb. roasters and capons within 10 to 14 weeks.
You can also use this breed for Cornish-Poussins (French for young chicken) 28 to 31 days will yield a processed 1 to 1 ¼ lb. bird; 32 to 38 days 1 ½ to 2 lb. bird.

Not all Cornish cross are the same, we use a breed that holds their weight and do not go down on their legs. 

Feeding Recommendations:

First two weeks: 23-25% protein starter
After two weeks: 20-22% protein grower
Minimum Order Quantity:  5
If you order multiple large orders (over 5,000 total) throughout the season, please contact us. 



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Sex 1-10 11-24 25-49 50-99 100-500 Quantity Hatch Date
Straight Run $3.25  $3.00  $2.75  $2.26  $1.93 
Min: 1, Max: 500
Male $3.50  $3.35  $2.98  $2.49  $2.18 
Min: 1, Max: 500
Female $3.15  $2.90  $2.65  $2.06  $1.85 
Min: 1, Max: 500

Recomended Add-Ons:

Coccidiosis Vaccine - $0.22 per chick

Coccidioss vaccine is a preventive measure against your birds getting Coccidioss, It is recommended for Boilers to receive it. Price per chick. Only offering this option with the Heavy White Cornish Cross chicks when shipping by themselves.

No Vaccinations - $0.00/Chick

No Marek's vaccination.

Grow Gel Plus DPP - $4.25

1 PACKET WILL TREAT 100 CHICKS -Can be used multiple times for small orders. This unique formula of proteins, peptides, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and probiotic bacteria is formulated for day old poultry to improve the chick health. Give upon arrival of chicks, and also can be used at a later time.

StresEEZ Plus - $9.75

Water-dispersible source of vitamins, trace minerals, and electrolytes. 6oz pack per 128gal of water/ 1 GALLON DOSAGE: 1/4 tsp powder to 1 gal of drinking water.

Optional Vaccination's are preformed at the hatchery.
GroGel and Vitamin packs may be shipped with the birds or shipped separately before your birds arrive.

The table below is for the next several hatches. You can pick the date during the check out process
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SEX (6/17) (6/24) (7/1) (7/8) (7/15) (7/22) (7/29) (8/5) (8/12) (8/19) (8/26) (9/4) (9/9) (9/16) (9/23) (9/30)
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Limited availablity (we will call you if your order is affected)
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FIRST DAY INSTRUCTIONS: have a clean draft free pen with fresh water and new feed. When baby poultry arrives make sure they drink water then give them feed. A one foot high chick guard should be used around chicks brooding area to keep them near the heat source and stop any drafts, it can be taken away after 10 days.

for the first week at chick height should be 90-95 degrees. Decrease the temperature 5 degrees per week until temperature of 65 is reached. A brooder lamp (heat bulb) 4 bulb, 250-watt is sufficient for 300 chicks; lesser amounts can be brooded with a single lamp.

WATCH THE BEHAVIOR: to determine if it’s warm enough. When cold they will be loud and huddle close together, if comfortable they will be reasonably quiet and will be eating, drinking or sleeping.

BEDDING: use 2 to 4 inches of dry litter, such as pine wood shavings, chopped straw or other appropriate bedding, do not use newspaper or other slick material, this can cause legs to slip out from underneath them and cause serious leg problems. Do not use bedding such as cedar chips, treated shavings, large thick wood chips or dusty sawdust.

FEED & WATER: Use a good starter feed, (local feed dealer) then switch to a grower feed. For Heavy Cornish Cross Broliers refer to our feed recommendations. Two 1-gallon waters and two 24-inch feeders per 100 chicks when they are little and then use larger waters and feed containers as they get older. When weather permits and the young poultry are old enough you can let them outside. Granite grit helps their digestive system for meat birds.

Q. How long should I keep my birds until i process them?
A. It depends on how large you want your birds. If you follow our feeding recommedations at full feed you can use the feed conversion chart to determine how long to keep your birds.

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