I'm assuming your pet is very young yet. – November 17, 2015. Nothing but broken bones so my ? Because of the amount of meat they put on in such a short time thier frames just can't support it.They are not intended to be long lived or egg layers but like you said at least they are tasty! These are the large chickens you typically purchase from the grocery store. The lady I spoke to was so nic, reliable, and understanding! Pre-Cornish Cross era chickens grew slowly while eating plenty of feed. Can’t wait to buy more birds this year! Cornish cross and heritage chickens are two types of chickens often used for meat. First time ordering from cackle, and they are the healthiest. #43-105. They were so fat that they were lopsided. Cornish Cross (Cornish X) chickens are the standard meat chicken for the American market. Your service has been exemplary! I received 26 birds in all. – November 27, 2015. We will be buying from Cackle Hatchery from now on. Meyer Hatchery has lots of options with our best selling meat chickens and your favorite -- free shipping. They're fast-growing birds which mature to eating weight by 8 to 12 weeks. I was sooo proud. Even its face still carries a touch of the fierceness of its fighting ancestors. For a very fast-growing meat bird that really performs, try our White Cornish X Broilers also known as Jumbo Cornish X, Cornish Cross, Cornish Rock Cross, Cornish Giants or White Broilers, these commercial meat birds are among the fastest growing birds and will be ready for processing in just 6 to 8 short weeks, or if managed properly can attain a larger roaster weight in 8-12 weeks. Oh my they taste good! Our special matings produce baby chicks with broad breasts, big thighs, white plumage, and yellow skin. I will definitely order from Cackle Hatchery again, Great service, healthy chicks, I expanded my farm and next year will be buying lots of broilers from you all year. All chicks arrived alive and very healthy. I agree that they are extremely docile and friendly birds. Pat yourselves on the back, you deserve it!!! Excited to have received my meat chicks today all 28 arrived alive and well even here in the far Northeast where its still pretty darn cold. The breed is the result of cross-breeding between two different breeds of chickens – the White Rock chicken and the commercial Cornish chicken. In the meantime I picked up some CX from our feedstore. Free Range Cornish Cross – Week One and Two (Days 1 – 13) I had a rough time with them from day 1 to 14 It was extremely humid and incredibly hot.. we had a run in with Cocci and lost 7 Cornish X and 10 Red Sex Link chicks. Nancy Montana January 2010 They are the healthiest looking chicks we have received yet, no fatalities they are all running around and chirping. The birds arrived today in excellent condition. These birds are now at 10 weeks and averaging 10 pounds each. that was also a first. This was our first year raising Cornish cross or meat birds in general. We processed these birds at home around 9 weeks of age and had our biggest bird at 10 pounds! Myers poultry has been providing day old poultry since 1988. we handle cornish cross, turkeys, layers, ducks, goslings, and game birds. Actually gonna butcher a few today lol. Just a note to thank you for your great service. I am not sure where you got your information from but we do not supply Tractor Supply with chicks. Here I am at week 10 all birds still running around great with several birds over 10 lbs live weight which will be going in the freezer this week. This will allow the bones and tendons to catch up with the rapid growth of the Cornish broiler or as some call a game hen. There’s considerable debate about which tastes better, which is … Being in construction, I understand when things occur beyond our control, things are unseen and mistakes are made, When this occurs it is the followup that makes all of the difference to the customer. The orders have arrived when you said they would and without incident. Nice, big round and meaty. All survived. We plan on placing a much larger order next year! Your Jumbo CX are worth every penny! :3 So I was planning on keeping Cornish Rocks, raising most of them for meat, taking the necessary precautions (supplements, limiting feed, special care, ect...) and keep one hen. Thus far i am a few weeks into brooding them and have been happy with the birds I bought from you and will certainly buy from you again. Michelle, New York May 2013 Sometimes called broilers or Cornish/Rocks. The rest averaged 7-8 pounds. I got so many complements on how good the chickens looked, felt and tasted when butchered out! But can they live as long as other chickens if they are taken care of properly? At 8 weeks he dressed out to 6 pounds 8oz not counting the heart, liver, gizzards, etc. Unlike companies i have used in the past. While any chicken can be eaten, there are a few breeds that are raised specifically for meat. I ordered our first set of Cornish meat birds from your hatchery instead of buying them every year from our local feed store. I love big chickens. We ordered 25, received 27 and every chick thrived until harvesting day. Not only is it the foundation of the broiler industry—most pastured poultry producers also base their broiler operations on this “generic chicken” hybrid. Will definitely be ordering this breed again. I ordered 50 chicks and received 52 on 5/18. These meaty chickenscan weigh in at around 9 lbs., thus the source of our modern day Cornish Cross. I love your birds, so much when I visited Missouri last year, I drove 3 hours to visit your hatchery! Lost 1 from weak during shipping. I was planning on butchering them between 8-10 weeks if I can wait that long. The largest dressed out at just under 6 pounds and the smallest was about 4 1/2 pounds. Mary Kansas May 2010 Once again…. I agree with al6517. All of the Cornish crosses arrived safely with three extra’s! – November 30, 2015. Check out our blog “Why Raise Cornish Cross Chickens”. We have ordered from Cackle for many years now. Received my birds very health with several extra. Hatcheries develop Cornish cross hybrids from white Cornish chickens and white Plymouth rock birds. Its always a joy when we bring the chicks home and almost kills us when we have to kill them. Chicks can be purchased through hatcheries and grown for your own meat. They seem to have the structure of a “meat” bird but are much slower growth rate than I expected and have experienced in the past.the chicken s weigh maybe three pounds. I had one with leg issues at week 6 she went in the freezer at 2.5 lbs. Thank you for the three extra chicks! Very happy with these birds; just follow the feeding instructions in the book. I wrote this article years ago (January, 2001) for “Grit!”, the newsletter of American Pastured Poultry Producers Association. But they are the sweetest, loving, well mannered and calmest birds. – November 27, 2015, They all arrived yesterday in great health and lots of vigor. I couldn’t be happier with my order. It takes roughly 14 lbs of feed to get 1 chick to 8 weeks of age. He didn’t make it 24hrs after being cleared to go back with the rest). Out of 53 birds I only had around 5 die, all of them were from leg or other growing issues, 2 of them had to be culled earl because of this. I live at a higher elevation (5,100 feet) so I contributed The 3 we lost to elevation related stress. First time in raising this breed. They are now all in the freezer. A friend and I ordered together and split. – November 27, 2015. All arrived alive through a couple seemed a little weak. I cannot thank her enough for all her help with my new chickens. You are all a fine example of the True Meaning & Spirit of the American Free Enterprise System! We got 30 of these birds along with 10 brown Leghorns from cackle but through efowl. These are all clues to the influence of the Asil breed that contributed to its development. Cornish Cross Broilers single-handedly changed American eating habits by making broiler production efficient and producing nearly a 6 lb. They usually grow so big, so fast that their legs and hearts are unable to withstand their bulky size. We did lose a chick on Friday when they all arrived. The last order, we kept to 9 weeks, and had 13lb-15lb live weight birds. This morning however they are all doing great! Thanks!!! Larry, Florida March 2013 We have been ordering chicks from you for several years and they always arrive healthy a robust. Sharon, Utah (received April 2014) These meat chickens are very large, with all white feathers and red combs. When I placed the order on a Saturdayin early april I was told may for delivery Monday morning they callef and said that all 80 chicks would be here Wednesday. Ryan Tennessee May 2013 Will be ordering my next 25 in 6 weeks. XD. I only lost 1 bird at about 3 or 4 weeks because its legs couldn’t hold it up. They came well shipped all were alive but very disappointed in growth rate. It’s not often you find wonderful customer service and non automated service-Keep up the good work. Unfortunately we had a chicktastrophe and all but 3 were killed which left us with not enough to show and my son was devastated; he cried all night long! Again Very Pleased AAA++service. Raise these chickens in a free range chicken coop and try out your best chicken recipe for your family. Pure Standard Bred. HI Beautiful_chickens, I did post a couple of photos of them in the Cornish Cross Gallery - they are the buff/wheaten/red laced birds at the end of the slideshow. Purchased 16 Cornish Cross, received two extra, Arpil 2018. ALL the chicks have lived both times. One chick died soon after arrival, but the other 77 chicks are very active and eating and drinking well. I appreciate the extra added to my order. I was a little worried about the distance they had to travel- from Missouri to Northern California. Our top selling product is our fast growing heavy cornish cross broiler. Generally, if the Cornish broiler chicken is NOT butchered or dressed it will have health issues with the heart, bones, muscles, tendon and sores from sitting all the time. I’ll always do business with you! Cornish Cross orders of 25+ ship for free. gee, mine free ranged daily from first to last light for 3 mos. They lived for a few years, actually, but never EVER saw an egg. They were fed locally sourced, Non-GMO feed and were beautiful birds! – November 27, 2015. Approximately two weeks ago I received my order of 50 Cornish Rock broilers and 5 New Hampshire pullets. So sorry you have been misinformed. All of the chicks were running around, eating and drinking on the first day. When raised correctly, CX are far from the apathetic Frankenstein-clones their repute would have you think. Cornish game hens for sale can reach 4 1/2 lbs by 6 weeks of age and cockerels 6 lbs by 6 weeks of age. I raised them with my layer flock in a free-range setting with limited food, and it paid off. High Yield Broad Breasted Cornish Cross breed that makes great fryers (broilers) and roasters because of the weights that can be achieved. On the 1st of August I purchased 52 of what was marked for these broilers at Tractor Supply. Short. Cackle, according to postmaster who deals with chickens a LOT, apparently, has the lowest mortality rate she’s seen for chicks during shipment, from what she’s seen roll through… just something to keep in mind. I do feel bad for them, not even having a chance to live. – December 18, 2015. The FABULOUS TENDER BROAD-BREASTED CORNISH CROSS chicks are truly a meat-type bird with large drum sticks, broad breast, and are fast maturing. Keep up the great work! Thank you for great and very prompt service. – December 7, 2015. Birds are exceptionally lively, and we typically restrict food after they’ve been around 2-3 days. They arrived today and most of them were dead on arrival, and from the looks and smell of it, they had died early in transit. Fluid in the body cavity (Ascites) and/or leg weakness may result and it may be necessary to restrict the feed intake – slowing down the growth rate. We did not lose a bird. Harvested at 8 weeks and all birds were around 12lbs live weight and were amazing. Poor things. THANK YOU for always having quality healthy birds!!! They were developed for the commercial meat chicken market and have been dominating it for the past fifty years. [CDATA[ { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Review", "url": "https://www.cacklehatchery.com/jumbo-cornish-cross.html#product_tabs_review_tabbed", "name": "Cackle Hatchery", "reviewBody": "last batch of jumbos i got. These homegrown contests, the newsletter, and the “Born to be Wild speed freak video of hatch/shipping day are incredible hilarious and funny. Wow! I just want to say thank you for delivering a wonderful product. They were developed for the commercial meat chicken market and have been dominating it for the past fifty years. They may be used as fryers at a very young stage or let grow for a roasting bird. They called me back the same day and shipped me 20 new chicks (sent 21) so my son could still have meat chickens for his project! I just ate the first of my Cornish Cross broilers. They did exactly what they were supposed to do. I put out about 3/5 of a 5gal pail of mixed grains (screenings) which is prob 2/3 wheat, 1/3 peas and the rest a little bit of seed seeds once a day. I have had the fortune of having (2) separate orders, both of these orders Were very successful. I had just previously sent a note to let you know about the safe delivery, and that 2 chicks had died in transit, but didn’t expect a refund. will be ordering again. It has been a great experience doing business with you! I'm thinking they might be cornish or some other sort of game bird. This is our first time raising chickens since we were very young. Our chickens post-processing have been weighing 5-5 1/2# even the hens – some we had trouble fitting into oven bag! Please keep up the good work. Birds that walk around looking for an alternate food source require more space and burn calories in the process. None of the three are laying yet. That would be Hoover Hatchery. Including all costs other than the pasture pen I have 2.40 per lbs in them I plan to order a second run of 50 in the fall, they will definitely be from Cackle Hatchery. I let them continue to grow and the males EASILY reached 15 lbs each when butchered and was a VERY good quality meat. Lady farmer in Eagle Rock, MO We also have 12 layers, and the difference in size is amazing! You have our business for life!!! ordered 5 to see how they would turn out (they sent me 6) as I haven’t used this breed before. what hatchery did you all use . An unofficial chicken breed created by Meyer Hatchery to lay green eggs. People raise Cornish cross chickens or broilers for meat. The meat is tender and juicy and sweet. You will definitely continue to get my business and I will be sure to recommend you to my friends. Thank you for your services, wish my son well with his 4H project this year!!! You do know these birds are meat birds, right? Kuhl - Big Bird Peeper NP Pin - 100pk - WTP-100-N, Kuhl - Big Bird Peepers C-Clip - 100pk - WTP-100-C, Kuhl - Perfect Peepers NP Pin - 100pk - NPP1M-CC. We had not lost a single chicken in 8 weeks. Cackle Hatchery® currently hatches the “Ross 308” blood line/strain. The average carcass weight was 4.95 lbs. The Cornish X is your supermarket chicken that is cross bred to grow fast. I wouldn’t recommend this breed to anyone, at least not from this hatchery. Even so, these are a hybrid cross - they themselves are not bred, engineered deliberately to gorge themselves and get big and fat FAST. They are not genetically modified as many people think but are simply a cross between a Cornish and a White Rock. In July I ordered a batch of Jumbo Cross Broilers. Everything about it is wide–from its broadly muscled body, huge breast, and yellow legs set far apart. Despite the extreme heat all summer in the Midwest, my chicks arrived in perfect health – with a few extras thrown in by your hatchery at no extra charge. This chicken will produce the best uniformity for processing with lean, tender breast meat. We are so happy with your hatchery. What rooster/s do you have in your flock? The original Cornish cross chickens were a cross between a Cornish chicken and a white rock chicken. We switch them to purina flock raiser mixed with local grown grains when they are done with the high protein chick feed. Also Superior Customer Service. Each bird finished out between 5-9 lbs. We have raised our own pastured chickens for 23 consecutive years. They are currently 24 weeks old. We These broiler chickens are known for their remarkable, rapid growth and feed efficiency. Thank you for a great buying experience! The bonus is that the manager of the store sold them too me at 75% off because they had been there for a week & I bought the whole tub of them. 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