Cornish Cross Broiler

The Cornish Cross Broiler is the bird that single-handedly changed American eating habits. Before Cornish Cross Broilers, a chicken dinner was a rare treat reserved for special occasions. Pre-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 is often the most inexpensive meat the grocery store sells. Cornish Cross Broilers require special feeding and care but grow astonishingly fast. They weigh nearly 6 pounds when only six weeks old by efficiently converting feed into flesh. Cornish Cross Broilers are the best choice for a person who wants to produce delicious meat quickly and has no plan to save hens for egg production.

Chicks have yellow down feathers with orange beaks and legs. Their legs stand a little bit farther apart than other chicks due to their broader stature at maturity.

We do offer sexed Cornish Cross Broilers. The Cornish Game Hen is a Cornish Cross Broiler pullet that is butchered at three-weeks of age when they reach a weight of 2.5 – 3 pounds.

Temperament Weight Eggs per Year Egg Size Egg Color Cold Hardy Heat Hardy
Docile, Sedentary 6/8 N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes
Temperament Docile, Sedentary
Weight 6/8
Eggs per Year N/A
Egg Size N/A
Egg Color N/A
Cold Hardy Yes
Heat Hardy Yes