This is the bird that single-handedly changed American eating habits. Before Cornish Cross Broilers were developed, 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's often the most inexpensive meat the grocery store sells.Cornish Cross Broilers require special feeding and care but grow astonishingly fast. They weigh nearly six 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 quickly produce delicious meat and has no plan to save hens for egg production.
- Bird Purpose: Meat bird
- Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; Approximately 50 Eggs/Year
- Egg Color: Brown
- Egg Size: Small to Medium
- Bird Characteristics: Hybrid meat bird, Able to convert feed to muscle at a rate unsurpassed by any other chicken type, Special feeding regimen required to keep them from leg and heart issues
- Mature Weight: Male 9-11 lbs. Female 8-9 lbs
- Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks