ORDERING DETAILS: You now have two options for ordering Cornish Cross chicks. The WBR's are geared for those customer's that want to pick up their orders of chicks or combine them with layers for a combined shipping rate. If you are looking for larger orders or would like to take advantage of free shipping, please order the FWBRs.
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).
These Jumbo White Cornish Cross Broilers are the same meat birds you find at your local grocery store, but by raising your own, you know you are eating the best quality bird out there. Process these birds at around 7 weeks for a 5-pound fryer (processed weight), or around 9 weeks for a larger roaster. Processing these chickens even earlier, around 4 weeks, will result in a Cornish Game Hen, regardless of gender.
***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 week 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
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