We are a small family run business, we started in 2012 with 10 turkeys & now have a flock of over 200 birds
We rear and prepare all our birds on site to the highest welfare standards as we know happy birds make tasty birds. Our turkeys range in our long grassy meadows, our geese are grazed on our clover rich field with access to a brook and the chickens roam the orchard.
Our birds frequently dine on apples, damsons, plums and pears from our orchard and we believe this is the secret to their superior flavour.
Unlike industry standard turkeys that are intensively reared for eight to ten weeks, ours are slow grown and free to range over six months.
The benefits of having a fuller life, are that Out & About turkeys put down a natural layer of fat, both under the skin and intramuscular. This layer of fat means that Out & About turkeys don’t need to be basted, buttered or covered in bacon, making them easy to cook. Their meat is dense, succulent and full of flavour.
Our turkeys graze on the range eating lots of greenery especially nettles, their favourite! Their natural diet is supplemented with a mixed corn ration and plenty of fruit from our orchard.
When the time comes for their outdoor pursuits to come to an end, they are dealt with on site, one at a time in a stress free environment. They are then dry plucked by hand and game hung for up to ten days in our temperature controlled room to really intensify the flavour.
Our goslings arrive from our local hatchery at our farm gate in May at just one day old as little yellow bundles of fluff. It’s a very exciting time as our children take great delight in keeping the young goslings fed and watered until they are fully feathered and let out to pasture.
Once out, the young Norfolk Geese really start to develop quickly as they graze our clover rich field. It’s when they are out in the open like this that you start to see their characters take shape. They like nothing better than swimming in the brook and bobbing for apples. We supplement their diet with a mixed corn ration and we believe in our ethos of farming happy birds, as they make tasty birds!
Once the geese are fully matured and their outdoor frolics have to come to an end, they are dealt with on site, one at a time in a stress free environment.