Premium Cornish Cross Broiler - Cobb 500
Cornish Rock Broilers grow very fast, and that doesn't leave room for many mistakes. Every aspect of their lives is condensed. Be sure that they have access to clean water constantly and that you watch and adjust the height and amount the waterers hold according to your birds' growth.
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The Cornish Rock Broiler is one of the most efficient broilers or meat chickens available. At 10 weeks old, males can weigh 6 pounds and females 5 pounds.(sometimes larger) Males should gain just under one pound each week; females grow a little slower. Although these big, slow-moving birds are too vulnerable in a completely free-range environment, they can do quite well when raised in chicken tractors and other well-protected on-ground situations. They do not fly and can be contained with low fencing.
Cornish Rock Broilers are docile and calm birds. They are not very active in general and will spend much time especially after 3-4 weeks of age, sitting on the ground. Litter and flooring will need to be kept dry and clean so that the birds do not develop blistering and bruising on the breast. They do not do well in a completely free-range environment and are not good at avoiding predators.
Many customers are looking to recreate or breed their own Cornish Rock Broilers by utilizing our Cornish chickens bred to our Plymouth Rock chickens. However, the offspring of this mix will not be the same as these Cornish Rock Broiler chicks. Also, Cornish Cross Broilers are hybrids, and so if two are bred together, they will not produce the same high-quality chicks as themselves. They will also probably be too large by the time they reach sexual maturity to breed naturally. The Cornish Cross Broilers we offer have been scientifically bred for many years by scientists to produce this highly efficient production bird.