Christmas Turkeys, Christmas Geese, Christmas Ducks, Christmas Chickens
We supply free range chickens, geese, bronze turkeys and ducks reared in small outdoor flocks on the shores of Strangford Lough enjoying access to 160 acres of lush pasture. The chickens are slowly reared and kept for 16 weeks (compare this to 6 weeks of the average supermarket bird). Bronze Turkey chicks are started in February, and this allows a full 10 months to develop the full breast of a properly fattened bird for the Christmas table. We also supply delicious free range geese, fattened specially for Christmas.
All the birds are locked in at night in wooden houses to protect them from foxes. Grass accounts for a large part of their diet with the rest made up of wheat grown on the farm. This intensifies the flavour of the meat. They are given no routine drugs or antibiotics, and after killing, are dry plucked and game hung for seven to ten days to develop their flavour