Natural and Comfortable
We take great care of our flock of feather bed turkeys
To achieve the outstanding Christmas dinner, exacting standards have to be met every step of the way.
We are very proud of what we do here at Brunsell Farm and experience shows a happy turkey is a tasty turkey!
On arrival, the day old chicks are kept in small groups and are provided with warmth, feed and water. As they grow and “feather up” the groups are merged and eventually run as three separate flocks, small medium and large. This long term division enables feeders and drinkers to be set at the optimum height to match the group.
It is our considered opinion that it is in the best interest of the turkey to protect them from the elements, predators and exposure to wildlife disease. For these reasons all our birds are housed in a spacious well ventilated building. They have ample space to exhibit natural behaviour and given deep straw bedding regularly for their comfort and amusement.
The birds are hand fed twice a day their entire life. This ensures that any issues can be spotted and rectified immediately. Their diet consists of wholesome natural ingredients professionally formulated by a local mill. No growth promoters or routine antibiotics are fed. They are simply fed well and allowed to reach maturity at a natural pace.
Stress at slaughter can have a catastrophic impact. We are proud to say that no transport is required when the inevitable time comes, we can’t emphasise enough what a significant difference this makes. All processing take place on site, a benefit of being a small family run business.
Check out where to buy page to find your nearest stockist or alternatively contact us directly to discuss our farm gate options.