ORDERING DETAILS: You now have two options for ordering Cornish Cross chicks. The FWBR's give you free shipping on 25 or more. If you mix gender options (male, female, and SR), a 5 per gender minimum applies. FWBRs are not able to be picked up as they are sent from our partner hatchery, and cannot be combined with any other chicks. If you are looking for a reduced minimum or pickup orders, please order the WBRs.
Meyer Hatchery is able to ship the FWBR to the continental United States and Alaska only. Sorry, we are not able to ship them to Hawaii.
If you are looking for a fast-growing meat bird, our Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broilers should be your first choice. Also known as Cornish X, Cornish Cross, Cornish Rock Cross or White Broilers, these meat chickens will be ready for processing in just 7 to 8 short weeks. Meyer Hatchery’s first-generation stock have been selected for fast feathering, steady growth, optimal feed conversion ratios and broad breasts. Meyer Hatchery's Cornish Cross are of the Ross 308 and Cobb 500 strain. Both strains have yellow legs, skin, and feathers (the Cobb may have black flecks).
If you are looking for a fast-growing meat bird, our Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broilers should be your first choice. Also known as Cornish X, Cornish Cross, Cornish Rock Cross or White Broilers, these meat chickens will be ready for processing in just 7 to 8 short weeks. Processing around 9 weeks results in a larger roaster bird; around 4 weeks, regardless of gender, is a Cornish Game Hen.
***these weights are estimates. Final results can vary depending on feed type and quality, health, free-range methods and other factors.
Feed Recommendations: Meyer Hatchery recommends feeding your baby chicks 12 hours ON and 12 hours OFF starting at 1 weeks of age. This helps minimize the risk of heart and leg issues that can come with too rapid of growth. Feed 20% protein medicated chick starter for the first 3 weeks, then finish with an unmedicated 18% grower/broiler feed. Meyer recommends processing these birds at 7 to 9 weeks of age.
Estimated Growth Rate and Feed Consumption of White Broilers
Age in Weeks
Average Processed Weight, lb.
Feed/ Week, lb.
Consumption to Date, lb.
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