Our free-range cockerels are grown using the same three French breeds that we use for our chickens.
These breeds are traditionally slow growing and our cockerels are grown between 112 to 140 days to maximise the flavour of the bird. Our Chicken is great and these Cockerels take it to yet another level.
Christmas Cockerel and Goose were popular choices for a Christmas Day dinner until the 16th Century when turkey was first introduced.
As recommended in the Sunday Times…
“If you aren’t a turkey or goose fan, think about a free-range cockerel from this Leicestershire farm instead. Grown for up to 20 weeks and weighing as much as 5kg, they have deeply coloured flesh that gives even the best turkeys a run for their money. The farm also produces fantastic French breed chickens, bronze turkeys and geese.”
LUCAS HOLLWEG, THE TIMES.
Fosse Christmas Cockerel is a tasty alternative to turkey, the perfect size for a small gathering. It’s delicious roasted, with rich flavour and succulent meat – a great choice for the Christmas table. ORDER YOUR BIRD from 3kg – 5kg.
As with Christmas cockerel, the Christmas Goose was enjoyed as a popular choice for a delicious Christmas meal up until the 16th Century, before the introduction of turkey.
For an unadulterated Saxon Christmas, goose is the thing to eat. Everything they say about the crispy skin is true!
Our birds are between 7 and 8 months old and are reared on home-grown wheat and pesticide – free grass (geese are like the cows of the bird world) without additives or growth promoters. Birds are wax plucked and hung for 7 days before dressing.