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Free Range Geese, Turkeys & Chickens Traditionally Reared in Leicestershire to Order Online

Cockerels

In order to meet a growing demand we now produce Cockerels for the Christmas period. These are reared in the same way as our chickens but are grown for up to 5 months to produce a bird around 3.5kg in weight which will feed approximately 6 people. We have limited availability of Cockerels so please ensure you order early.

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Cooking Instructions for Chickens

Guidelines Cooking your Chicken or Cockerel

Weight
Cook Time
Feeds
Approx
2kg
1.5 hours
4
3.5kg 
2 – 2.5 hours 
6

Approximate cooking times at 200C/400F/Gas mark 6. Times may vary depending on your oven. 

Free Range Chickens

Free  Range ChickensIn much the same way as we moved into producing bronze turkeys we decided to produce a chicken that we would be proud to put the G B Geese name to. In order to produce a great tasting chicken we rear brown feathered birds that are hatched at a small hatchery in Lincolnshire that specialise in slow growing breeds.

The chickens are kept in small groups of about 400 birds. Each group has its own mobile house within the field. This allows the chickens to graze freely during the day but they can shelter if the weather is bad. As with all the other birds the chickens are shut up each night to protect them from predators.

The chickens graze freely hence they have a golden yellow skin colour, which is a result of the yellow pigment in grass and not from feeding any artificial additives, or growth promoters.

Grazing Free Range ChickensBecause of the small batches we rear the birds in available sizes can vary throughout the year and so it is preferable to contact use regarding availability before ordering. However once you do order you can be assured of receiving a proper old fashioned tasting chicken.

The chickens are prepared in small batches each Tuesday, ready for the weekend. However we do require that any orders are received by Monday since we only produce birds to order. If you require any further information just contact us on the details below.

Order your Free Range Chickens and Cockerels securely online -
Chickens £5.90 / kg - Cockerels £6.90/kg

All Free Range Birds are are for Collection Only - No Deliveries