So the Christmas season begins again, and we welcome our fifth rafter of turkeys back onto the farm. Harry first started selling his free range Bronze turkeys for Christmas 4 years ago and due to high demand for fresh and local produce the number of turkeys reared has increased every year. This year we have been able to develop the turkeys home. Housing them in two large poultry huts (pictured above). The poly-tunnel is very hygienic and spacious increasing the turkeys welfare to very high standards. They are free to roam outside in the daytime growing on a grass-fed and corn diet.
The turkeys are now three months old and starting to grow all of their adult feathers. (going into full plumage) Turkeys grow very large and thick feathers to make them warm in the winter months and display an impressive ray of colours when fully grown.
Our turkeys are really inquisitive and like to explore their surrounding environment. In there field we have put a large hay bale for them to climb up, sit on and fly off. Like peacocks; turkeys are attracted to shiny objects, we have also made a frame that has CDs hanging from it. This encourages the turkeys to move around and be active improving their health and therefore enhancing the flavours of the meat.
More information on our turkeys are on our about page here.
Pre orders for Christmas are now available. You can view all of our products in store here.