Meat Producing Chickens

The Cornish Rock cross is the meat production bird. This breed is a cross between Cornish and Plymouth Rock. The Cornish Rock cross will consume two pounds of feed for each pound gained. Keep in mind that broilers/fryers are butchered at three and a half to five pounds and roasters are butchered at six to eight lbs. The quicker a bird makes the weight gain the more economical it is to raise. Other breeds that are considered meat production birds are Brahmas, Cochins, and Cornish. These breeds will take much longer to reach butcher weight. As your browsing be sure to look at our chicken processing equipment and our chicken processing books.

Be sure to set up your chicken brooder, chick feeders and chick founts so when your chicks arrive they will be warm and healthy. Check out our online chick care guide, and for more information or look at our wide selection of chicken books. Please see our page about shipping birds to learn more about how we get these great birds to you.

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  • Cornish Rock Cross Fast Growing Chicks

    Cornish Rock Cross Fast Growing Chicks

    Hybrid breed for meat production. This highly feed efficient broiler will put on weight impressively fast. Ready to butcher at 6-8 weeks with the potential live weight of 5-6 pounds. Management suggestions include providing continuous access to feed for first 1-2 weeks and then restrict to daytime feeding only till the time of processing. This will restriction will help reduce...
    $3.10
  • Cornish Rock Cross Slow Growing Chicks

    Cornish Rock Cross Slow Growing Chicks

    Hybrid breed for meat production. These slow growing broilers have less leg problems than the fast growing strain, however will not attain the same size as the fast growing variety. Expect the slower growing varieties to take 4-6 weeks longer to grow than the Cornish Rock Fast Strains. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at 25, 50 and 100 chicks Shipping is included with all chick...
    $3.10

  • Red Broiler Chicks

    Red Broiler Chicks

    The Red Broiler usually reaches butcher age at 10-12 weeks. More active than Cornish Rocks and do well on the range. Red Broilers have less leg problems than the fast growing strain, however will not attain the same size as the fast growing strain. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at 25, 50 and 100 chicks Shipping is included with all chick prices.
    $3.10
  • Dark Cornish Chicks

    Dark Cornish Chicks

    The Dark Cornish is a pea comb, clean legged variety which originated in England. These attractive birds are known for the proportion of white meat on their breast, however they have a slow rate of growth. This breed is cold hardy. Egg color - Fair producer light brown eggs Purpose-Meat Weight: Female-8 lb. Male-10.5 lb. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at 25, 50 and...
    $2.95–$4.80

  • Black Jersey Giant Chicks

    Black Jersey Giant Chicks

    The Black Jersey Giant is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. Although Jersey Giants are known for the large body size, they are a slow maturing bird. Somewhat cold hardy with a calm disposition. Egg color - Good producer of large to extra large brown eggs. Purpose- Dual Weight: Female-10 lb. Male-13 lb. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at 25, 50...
    $3.45–$6.25
  • New Hampshire Chicks

    New Hampshire Chicks

    The New Hampshire is a single comb, clean legged variety which originated in the U.S. Hardy in heat & cold but combs subject to frostbite. They are fast to gain weight and produce a great amount of brown eggs. This is one of the most popular because of its ideal dual purpose nature. Egg color - Great producer of large brown eggs Purpose - Dual Weight: Female- 6.5 lb. Male 8.5 lb....
    $3.00–$4.55

  • Delaware Chicks

    Delaware Chicks

    The Delaware was first developed in the United States in the 1940's and is an ideal dual purpose bird. Its rapid growth and white feathers make it a great heritage breed to raise for producing meat. Egg color - Good producer of brown eggs Purpose- Dual Weight: Female-6.5 lb. Male-8.5 lb. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at 25, 50 and 100 chicks. Shipping is included with all...
    $3.20–$4.85
  • White Rock Chicks

    White Rock Chicks

    The White Rock is a single comb, clean legged variety that originated in the U.S. This is an ideal dual purpose bird. It's growth rate and white feathers on this breed makes it an excellent meat bird. The White Rock have friendly disposition & are cold hardy. Egg color - Great producer of brown eggs Purpose-Dual Weight: Females-7.5 lbs. Male-9.5 lbs. Add to cart to see quantity...
    $3.00–$4.55

  • White Laced Red Cornish Chicks

    White Laced Red Cornish Chicks

    The White Laced Red Cornish is a pea comb, clean legged variety which originated in England. These attractive birds are known for the proportion of white meat on their breast, however they have a slow rate of growth. This breed is cold hardy. Egg color - Fair producer light brown eggs Purpose-Meat Weight: Female-8 lb. Male-10.5 lb. Add to cart to see quantity discounts at...
    $2.95–$4.80
  • Mareks Vaccination(Per Chick)

    Mareks Vaccination(Per Chick)

    Add this product to vaccinate your baby chicks. Use on chickens only. Add one per chick ordered. This is not to be ordered on it's own only with baby chicks.
    $0.30