Chicken and Cockerels - Alec Mercer

Our farming ethos ensures that nothing is compromised. Our rigorous animal welfare techniques ensure that from one day old to fully-grown we look after our chickens with great care at every stage of their development. Just like the generations before us. .

Provenance

How We Rear Our Chickens

Our chicks arrive on the farm in small groups at just one day old. They are housed in special sheds that have plenty of warm bedding, heating and good ventilation. As the birds grow, the heater is turned down to ensure they become strong and able to adjust to the weather conditions outside.

At about three weeks old, once the birds are strong enough, the shed doors are opened and the birds are free to roam on the range to their heart's content. But in the evening they must be brought in to protect them from night time predators such as fox.

All Packington Free Range Chickens roam free on established English pasture consisting of various grasses and clovers, with strategically placed perches and shelters offering shade, food and water, is the idyllic setting which every Packington Free Range bird experiences in its lifetime. It is wonderful to see the birds roaming free just as nature intended.

Poultry

Breast

Lean, lightly flavoured and low in fat, chicken breast is versatile and easy to cook. Simple cooking will give best results.

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Wing

A butcher's favorite. Marinated and roasted, wings pack plenty of flavour. Also, great for making stocks and in stews.

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Wing

Leg

Roasted whole or used in a stew or coq au vin, the leg is packed full of flavour and succulent. Best cooked on the bone.

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Leg

Egg

Whether fried, boiled, poached or scambled, our free range eggs taste great and have come from happy chickens.

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Fenton Farm Eggs

Fenton Farm Poultry is situated on the Somerset/Devon border at Holcombe Rogus. They are a third-generation family run farm specialising in poultry, but also growing wheat and barley. The farm is in the Higher Level Environment Scheme to help encourage wildlife and bio-diversity.

Provenance

The poultry are in the fields surrounding the farm buildings. We strive for the highest standard of welfare of our animals and poultry and are keen to improve the environment on the farm. Amongst other initiatives, we leave uncropped wildlife margins around all of our fields to create habitats for small mammals, invertebrates and birds, We are restoring 25 acres of species-rich, semi-natural grass land, which is not treated with fertiliser or sprays and We have restored a traditional orchard, planting apple, pear and plum trees.

What Makes them special

All Fenton Farm eggs are free range, from hens that live in a happy environment.