By growing our 81 Day slow grown Fosse Chicken that little bit longet (two weeks longer than organic standards) there’s a definite link between the quality and length of life of the chickens and the resulting excellent quality of taste and succulence.
1. Happy birds
Kept in small flocks outside in the meadows promotes natural behaviours and enabling a little more individual attention. Our birds don’t want to stay in-doors!
2. Free range
Our chickens get more space and live longer than other free range & organic chicken with pesticide – free grassy pastures to graze, scratch out insects in the bottom of the hedge and take a bath.
3. Slow foods
81 days slow grown to maturity naturally to develop the birds flavoursome and textured meat. It’s delicious!
4. Well fed
You are what you eat and the same can be said for our birds, which eat ethically sourced cereals free from routine antibiotics, any additives and growth hormones.
All our birds are prepared with consideration and care in a small processing plant some of the process done by hand.
… and what about our turkeys?
Our turkeys come as day olds from Farmgate Hatcheries and are the same chicks that go on to become Kelly Bronze birds. Like chickens they are reared under heat lamps until 4 weeks.
After which they are given a large grassy paddock to roam in, full of logs and pallets for them to perch on. They have a large straw bedded barn and we construct perches so they can roost as if in a tree. They are fed a TFF approved additive-free slow growing feed from a local mill and we supplement it with Oats from the farm next door. In total the birds take 6 months to reach maturity and develop the mature flavour we want our customers to enjoy. This length of time gives the bird that rich flavour and allows for marbelling of the meat and for them to put a nice fat layer down – no more dry turkey!
They are presented boxed with a pop up timer and recipe information for your celebration feast.