Chickens & Cockerels
Nick and Jacob explain what makes their Fosse chicken so special compared to others…
Our farm rears traditional free-range chicken for the table. We are using three strains of a french breed and growing them to a minimum of 81 days. By giving the bird some age (two weeks longer than Organic standards) we get darker, more textured meat with real flavour. The birds are kept in mobile sheds overnight and have free-access to the fields and farmland during the day, free-ranging on clover-rich pastures, free from any pesticides. Being slow-grown in small flocks means that our birds live their lives naturally and really do roam all over the fields, unlike mass production systems.
We do not fence our chickens into the field and they go back into their sheds to roost at night so are protected from foxes when they need to be. During the day they get to scratch about in the bottom of hedgerows out of the sun or rain. The chickens are fed an ethically sourced additive-free cereal from a local feed mill which is perfect for slower growing birds – it also cuts down on food miles!
FOSSE FREE-RANGE & SLOW GROWN
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