Buy Cornish Game Hens
Buy Cornish Game Hens, Our minimum chick quantity is 5 per breed and sex. We appreciate your understanding as the global pandemic brought an unprecedented situation in 2020; we want to do everything we can to best serve you in 2021. We reserve the right to change order minimums as needed.
If you’re confused about the Cornish Chicken and the Cornish Cross, you aren’t alone. Even for a chicken fanatic, digging up the correct information on these two varieties of chickens can take time.
So, let’s sort that out right off the bat—the Cornish chicken is not the same as the Cornish Cross broiler. The Cornish Cross is a hybrid of the Cornish and the Plymouth White chicken, which we bred to produce the meat you see in the grocery store.
Cornish Crosses combine the weight of the Cornish and the visual appeal and growth rate of the Plymouth White to create the lovely large chicken breasts you take to the grill every summer.
These meaty chickens can weigh in at around 9 lbs., thus the source of our modern-day Cornish Cross.
Their size is certainly large enough to feed the entire family. So, while they appear slim and sleek, they are actually quite muscular and hefty.
One might even refer to the Cornish chicken as a stocky bird due to its short neck, wide skull, and well-spaced legs (which causes the Cornish Cross a few problems down the line when their body weight becomes too much for their legs to handle).
The Cornish chicken will produce a minimal amount of eggs over their lifetime because they weren’t bred for breakfast—they are a dinner bird for sure.
However, the eggs they do lay are small and light brown. So, if you decide to add this breed to your flock, don’t plan on more than 160 eggs or so a year.
As far as mothering abilities go, the Cornish hen ranks pretty high on the helicopter mom scale.
This momma will go broody more frequently than you might think for a meat bird; however, her tight feathers do not make for the best nursery, and thus she will not hatch out as many chicks as some of your other hens.