Cornish Cross - Day Old Chicks

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Shipping Date:
July 29th 2024

Min Chick Order: 6

If you order below this threshold, we will contact you to update the order.

In stock and ready for shipping

Breed Highlights

  • Purpose: Meat
  • Market weight within 6 to 8 weeks

Breed Description

The Cornish Cross is a hybrid breed of chicken specifically developed for meat production. This crossbred chicken is a result of crossing a Cornish chicken with a White Plymouth Rock chicken, combining the favorable traits of both breeds.

The Cornish Cross is renowned for its rapid growth and efficient feed conversion, making it a popular choice among commercial poultry farmers for broiler production. Characterized by its robust and muscular build. It has a short, compact body with broad breast muscles, giving it a plump and meaty appearance. The plumage of the Cornish Cross is typically white, contributing to a clean and uniform appearance. One of the defining features of the Cornish Cross is its exceptional growth rate.

These chickens reach market weight at an impressively young age, typically within 6 to 8 weeks. At maturity, Cornish Cross chickens are known for their substantial size, with dressed weights ranging from 4 to 7 pounds or more, depending on the specific breeding program and feeding regimen.

Cornish Cross chickens are a staple in the commercial poultry industry, providing a cost-effective and efficient solution for meat production. Their ability to convert feed into muscle mass quickly has made them a preferred choice for broiler operations, contributing to the availability of affordable and readily accessible chicken meat in the market.

Tracking & Pickup

If you would like to pickup locally in Anderson, South Carolina, please contact us.

Once shipped, you will receive a tracking number via email. Stay up to date by regularly checking the tracking information.

Day old chicks will be delivered to your local post office. On the morning of your delivery, the local post office will call you. Please be available that day to pickup your chicks as soon as they arrive.

Care Instructions

Your chicks are arriving! What to do now?!

Before your chicks arrive, ensure you have all the necessary supplies including a brooder, feed and water. For details, view this article.

To ensure the temperature has time to stabilize, the heat source, along with water and feed, should be placed in the brooder approximately 24 hours before the chick’s arrival.

Farm Details

Farm: Stumphouse Farms

Location: Anderson, South Carolina

Diet: Non-GMO feed, bugs and greens foraged from the pasture.

About: If there is one attribute that can sum up the Stumphouse Farms mission, it is their quality. Tyler and Lydia are dedicated to ensuring each chicken on the farm lives a healthy life and each customer has an exceptional experience. In order to provide the highest quality, the standard of care for every chicken on the farm must be the priority.

Stumphouse Farms


When will my chicks ship?

Each chick order has a shipping date provided at checkout. We are committed to providing a clear and accurate shipping date for all live bird and hatching egg purchases. If unexpected delays occur, timely communication is prioritized.

Can I return unwanted roosters?

Unfortunately, no. Due to biosecurity policy, we can not accept any live birds back after they have been purchased and shipped.

Is there a minimum chick quantity?

Yes, the minimum chick quantity is 6

Can I pre-order?

Certainly! We actually prefer this. If you are interested in placing a large order, contact us and we can work out pricing.


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