Please Note: Cornish Roaster are hybrids. Therefore we do not recommend breeding, they will not produce the same high quality in the next generation and due to the extreme rate of growth they will be too large at time of sexual maturity to breed successfully.
Do you guarantee your chicks? Also do you guarantee one day shipping ?
We guarantee live arrival and the first 2 days after. No, we do not ship or guarantee overnight delivery. The chicks are shipped priority mail that can take up to 3 days for delivery.
when do you anticipate these to be available again?
The cornish roasters are hatched from January thru the first week of July. We will not be hatching them again until 2016.
Big Delicious birdsI have been raising these birds for several years now and keep meaning to write a review. These are consistently better than the Jumbo Cornish. This batch I raised to 81 days, fed sprouted wheat and Turkey grower and they are pasture raised. Average weight was 6 lb 7 oz dressed weight and the biggest was 8 lb.
BIG birds!At the recommended processing age of 12 weeks, my Cornish Roasters had reached 15 pounds live weight and averaged 11-12 pounds fully dressed! This was with free ranging, only providing feed during the day, and giving them a 19% protein starter feed instead of the typical 22-24% (I did those things to prevent them from getting too big too fast--but I guess the joke was on me!). We lost only 1 of our 15, at around 8 weeks, for unknown reasons. I won't let them go that long next time--their necks were too thick to make killing them quick and painless, and they didn't fit in the scalding pot or regular chicken sized freezer bags. They were easy to pluck and taste great. Next time I will order these chicks in early August to be processed end of October--the weather will be nice and hot for the baby chicks but cool down enough for them to free range more comfortably at the end, when they are so fat.
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