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Cornish Rock Chicken

Cornish Rock Chicken


Other name(s):
 Cornish Rock Hybrid;
Cornish Cross; Cornish X; Cornish-Rock; Rock-Cornish; Cornish x Rock hybrid; Broilers; Broiler Chicken; Cornish Game Hen

Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus

Country / Place of origin: United States

History: The Cornish Rock Chicken is a cross breed from a Cornish Chicken male and a female white Plymouth Rock Chicken. Modern variants of the original Cornish Rock Hybrid Chicken are the most-used breed in the broiler and frier chicken meat industry. A popular restaurant dish, the "Cornish game hen" is a young immature Cornish Rock Chicken (less than 5 weeks of age), weighing not more than 2 pounds.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
meat bird, home meat production, rapid weight gain, Broiler Bird, best feedtoweight conversions
Challenging:
heat stress, various health problems, weak legs, egg production fowl
Interesting:
eating machine, cornish X rocks, modern agribusiness, slaughter weight
Overall review
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3.0 (33)
LatMorg
Citysteading, as I’m calling it is my new hobby. I li...
Review by: LatMorg (1) February 01, 2016 10:53
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2.50
1 photo
tori_johnson1
Cornish Rock chickens are for meat. The females are e...
Review by: tori_johnson1 (3) January 08, 2016 23:34
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
absilverthorn
These birds grow fast and this makes them a bit more ...
Review by: absilverthorn (8) updated October 09, 2015 06:08
  • Currently 100
2.50
1 photo
Gbhl
I raised 70 of these chickens two summers in a row fo...
Review by: Gbhl (3) October 01, 2015 16:23
  • Currently 100
2.25
1 photo
Drhunt20
Sure Joel Salatin made the Cornish Cross popular with...
Review by: Drhunt20 (27) September 05, 2015 20:39
  • Currently 100
1.00
1 photo
Care / Feeding (3 videos)
40 cornish cross butchered using the f...
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Cornish cross from start to butcher
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How to raise Cornish Cross Meat Chickens
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Learn About (1 video)
Kingbird Farm Chicken Processing
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