Our chickens and cockerels are reared to organic standards. They are brooded in small huts and once off heat, move from the brooding area, in their mobile huts to allow them access to our clover-rich organic pastures.
The birds are reared slowly, allowing flavour to develop. The chickens will be at least 10 weeks old - much more than the 6 week old supermarket birds. We generally get cockerel chicks in August so they will be nearer 14 weeks old at slaughter. They are fed a cereal-based, Soil Association approved ration and supplement this from the pasture around them.
Our cockerels and chickens are all slaughtered individually on the farm, so reducing stress. We dry pluck the cockerels, wax and finish plucking by hand. They are hung to improve in flavour and tenderness, before we dress them.
Our organic chickens weigh from 4lbs to 6lbs.
Oven-ready organic Christmas cockerels range from 6lbs to 12lbs in weight.
For Christmas prices please see the Christmas page.
Our new online shop is now up and running - here's the link! Rutland Organics Shop
Our turkeys are certified organic by the Soil Association.
When we rear chickens, we buy day old chicks from different breeds to ensure a range of weights. They are reared organically, slaughtered on-farm and hung prior to dressing. We usually do a couple of batches each year, but not always!
If we have chickens available, prices will be on the price list page. Generally, we expect them to be collected from the farm, but we can send by courier if you are not local (£20/20kg charge)
We only have a very small flock of laying hens. They do include Cream Legbars which lay smaller, but perfectly formed blue/green eggs and White Leghorns producing white eggs. Many of our customers remark on the bright yellow yolks of our eggs, especially the blue/green eggs.
We have a small local egg round and sell eggs in the campsite shop and to customers collecting meat/poultry from the farm.