Christmas Turkeys & Geese
We rear the chicks from the middle of June when they are just one day old. They are reared under brooders until old enough not to need heat at about 6 weeks old and then transferred to a straw-bedded barn. After they are ten weeks old they are released into the field during daylight hours, while at night they have the security of a spacious barn with plenty of fresh air.
About our birds
The turkeys are nearly all hen birds from several slow growing strains bred specifically for Christmas to give a wide weight range and mature birds at about 22-24 weeks (compared with intensive supermarket birds of 14-16 weeks). This ensures the best conformation, succulent flavour and fine meat texture. All the birds are fed with food containing 70% cereal products and no animal protein or growth promoters.
The turkeys are processed on our farm, thus reducing stress as well as food miles. This starts in early December when all birds are dry-plucked, hand finished and then hung in a chilled environment for a minimum of 10 days which helps to tenderise the meat and develop its unique flavour. Most of our turkeys are sold direct to the consumer to enjoy throughout the festive season. We also supply several local farm shops and wholesale enquiries are always welcome.
Large free range chicken are also available.
Please ensure you fill in all sections of the form. A deposit of £10 is required with your order which is non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Orders will be immediately confirmed by email (please check your spam folder before contacting us if you are unable to find it). If you do not receive a confirmation email your order will not be valid – please contact us. If you have any questions regarding your order or need any help, please phone or use the form on the contact us page.
Christmas orders can either be collected from:
Wednesday 22nd December 8am-5pm
Thursday 23rd December 8am-5pm
Friday 24th December 7am-12 noon
- Thursday 23rd December 5pm-6:30pm (Please use public car park opposite)
- Friday 24th December 8am-9:30am
Or Home Delivered (£2.50 charge per delivery):
- Wednesday 22nd December – Fareham/Emsworth areas
- Thursday 23rd December – Postcode areas BH1, BH3, BH5, BH6, BH7, BH8, BH9, BH10, BH22, BH24, BH31 & BH23 (Christchurch, Purewell, Burton & Bransgore areas).
- Friday 24th December – Postcode areas BH25, SO41, SO42 (Brockenhurst area) & BH23 (Mudeford, Friars Cliff, Highcliffe & Walkford areas).
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT ORDERS FOR HOME DELIVERY FROM THE ABOVE POSTCODE AREAS ON THE SPECIFIED DAYS.