Here at Cuckoo Farm, we are licensed by the Soil Association to produce organic free range poultry - turkeys, chickens, cockerels and eggs. We also produce organic venison and lamb and have this year started breeding our own organic rare-breed pigs.
All our stock is organic and welfare is of great importance to us. We use organic certified feed and supplement with our own organic cereals.
We grow the birds slowly and they spend most of their lives rangeing freely over our organic pastures. Our herd of Fallow deer graze round the chicken huts. The sheep graze our clover-rich organic meadows.
At Christmas, when the time comes, we handle each bird individually, keeping stress to a minimum and they are despatched quickly. We dry pluck and finish by hand. We then hang birds to develop flavour and tenderness ensuring your Christmas meal will be one to remember. Our birds are sold oven ready with giblets (for that wonderful gravy!).
Our new online shop is now up and running - here's the link! Rutland Organics Shop
Stay on our organic, family-run farm. The dedicated family-friendly campsite gives you the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. Relax on the farm or explore the local area. See Cuckoofarm.co.uk for availability and further details. Look out for our Valais Blacknose sheep!
We usually rear one or two batches of organic chickens each year. Cockerels are produced for Christmas. They are housed in mobile huts and range our organic pastures. They are fed an organic cereal based diet free of antibiotics and growth promoters.
Our small flock of laying hens produce our naturally dark-yellow-yolked organic free range eggs.
We keep our own breeding flock of organic turkeys and hatch poults to rear ourselves and sell to others.
Our traditional and rare breed organic turkeys, Norfolk Black, Cambridge Bronze, Bourbon Red, Slate Blue and Lavender are reared slowly resulting in a superior taste for Christmas. Grandly referred to as "Heritage Turkeys" by some, our turkeys are gaining in popularity due to the moist, finely textured meat and delicious flavour.
Rutland Organic Heritage turkey - a taste of the past.
All our birds are humanely slaughtered on the farm to reduce transport stress and then hung in our cold room to develop flavour and tenderness. They are sold oven-ready with giblets.
Our herd of Fallow deer grazes with the poultry. The deer are fed our organic oats and hay when necessary.
Cuckoo Farm organic venison is available fresh for Christmas, as bone-in saddle roast or haunch joints, or in boxes.
We sell boxes and joints of organic venison, fresh in season or frozen at other times subject to availability. See Cuckoo Farm Venison page for details.
We have a flock of Easycare sheep and we produce organic lamb. We lamb in Feb/March and the sheep graze our clover-rich organic pasture.
We sell boxes and joints of organic lamb. See Easycare Sheep page for more about our sheep.
Breeding pigs is a relatively new enterprise at Cuckoo Farm, but it is surprising how quickly numbers can build up!
We now have two sows and our stock boar, Walter. See the pig page for more.