The latest on our Christmas birds

All of our turkeys down at Castlemead are now about eight weeks old. When they were first born we kept them inside warm brooding sheds to protect them from the elements and any birds of prey (see our post below), but now that they are much bigger and stronger, and have fully developed all of their adult feathers, they’re definitely ready to roam outside.

free-range-houses

Our farmer Stuart and his team are just finalizing the birds’ free-range houses; they’re putting in the water pipe this week and awaiting the arrival of a few more roof sheets (the old ones got damaged during the Winter last year).

Everything will be all up and running in a few days so our turkeys can be out in the field where they’ll be able to roam every day until Christmas.

And a little update on our geese too, they’re now four months old and have been outside for several weeks. They’re loving the open space and enjoying a diet of endless lush grass as well as some of Stuart’s homegrown rolled cereals and of course plenty of fresh water.

free-range-geese

All of our Christmas birds and products will be online and available to order from Wednesday 1st October.

 

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