We raise organic bronze turkeys for Christmas as well as geese and ducks. We also keep laying hens.
All our birds live out-doors in pens surrounded by electric poultry netting to keep them safe from predators. Our hens have a large grassy pen to roam in by day. They are great foragers and love to eat grass and roots as well as grub around for worms and insects – a favourite source of protein. We supplement their diet with organic feed.
By night, they take themselves off to bed in their wooden mobile hen house where they also lay their eggs in nesting boxes lined with straw. For us, the quality of eggs from small flocks of free-ranging birds like ours, is one of the strongest arguments for organic and free-range. The shells are tough, the whites are strong and hold together when the egg is cracked, and the yolks are a bright, bright yellow. They are instantly recognisable as a different product to the eggs of intensively cage-reared birds. We believe that if you try them once, you will find it hard to go back!