How much does a Cornish Cross chick cost?

How much does a Cornish Cross chick cost?

Here’s what it cost me to raise Cornish Cross chickens on pasture and ORGANIC feed.

50 MALE Cornish Cross Chicks (*see note below) $70.00
Shipping $19.95
1 Bale-Sized Bag of Shavings $5.00
Organic Broiler Feed (50lb of Starter, 600lb of Grower) $325.12

How much do Cornish chickens cost?

Average Weight Per Bird: 5 lbs. 5 oz. Average Price Per Pound: $2.45/lb. Cost of Local, Ranged Broiler: $3.25/lb.

How big do Cornish cross broilers get?

Cornish Cross Broilers require special feeding and care but grow astonishingly fast. These birds can be grown to a live weight of over 6 lbs. by 6 weeks of age! Or, can be managed to a roaster weight of 8-12 lbs.

How much do broiler chickens cost?

Average Price Per Pound: $2.70/lb. Cost of Local, Ranged Broiler: $3.49/lb.

How much does a Cornish cross eat in 8 weeks?

Let’s be clear: you cannot free feed Cornish Cross. You have to pay attention to how much you are feeding them. According to the back of the 50 lb bag of meat bird feed that we purchase, it states that (in a perfect world) in 8 weeks, 10-12 pounds of food will raise a Cornish Cross to a 5 lb. dressed product.

Are broiler chickens worth it?

You’re raising great tasting, better than you can ever get at the store meat. Worth it? You bet! You can lower the cost per pound by processing your own broilers, finding a less expensive source of feed, or getting a larger order of chicks (which will lower the price per chick).

How long do Cornish Cross need heat lamp?

Keeping chicks during summer months can be easier than winter because your house may be hotter. If home temperatures range around 75 degrees, you won’t need a heat lamp past week four. But in barns or garages, which may run 60 degrees, chicks need supplementary heat until they are fully feathered at six weeks of age.

How cold is too cold for Cornish Cross?

Once birds are fully feathered and lows are not dipping below 45 F its time to transition the birds outside. They can tolerate colder temperature, but ensure to minimize drafts. You can add an additional tarp or plastic to the tractor for added protection, and ensure the grass is dry.

What kind of chicken is Cornish cross rock?

The Cornish Cross Rock is a hybrid developed by crossing the commercial Cornish chicken with a White Rock chicken. Our special matings produce baby chicks with broad breasts, big thighs, white plumage, and yellow skin. These broiler chickens are known for their remarkable, rapid growth and feed efficiency.

What kind of chicken is Cornish Cross broiler?

The Cornish Cross Broiler Chickens we offer for sale are the same type of chicken that the commercial poultry industry uses to produce the chicken meat for sale at grocery stores across the country. These meat chickens are very large, with all white feathers and red combs.

When to start broiler for Jumbo Cornish X Rock?

We recommend Broiler starter feed until week 3, then Broiler Grower/Finisher feed after week 3 until butcher. It is suggested 6-8 weeks for Jumbo Cornish X Rocks. What is your latest hatch this summer, 2015?

Why is Cornish Rock broilers not shipping to Puerto Rico?

We are temporarily suspending shipping to Puerto Rico due to delivery delays by the postal service, causing high amounts of DOA’s. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working with the postal service to come up with a solution.