Free Range Duck
Our free range County Down ducks are a heritage Aylesbury type breed, which grows slowly. They are reared in small batches, two times a year – once in the spring, and again in the autumn for Christmas. They are totally free range. At night they are locked in a small house to keep them safe from foxes, and in the morning they are let out to cluck around on fresh grass. They eat a diet of green grass, and are fed on natural whole grains. They are game hung for 7 days to develop flavour, and are dry plucked to preserve the quality of the skin, which becomes deliciously crispy when roasted. The duck meat is dark, lean, extremely succulent and entirely delicious.