Our Turkeys

Our birds arrive in July and are housed in small groups in our new purpose built building and need constant attention! They are fed on a mixture of wheat, grain and oats which is free from growth hormones and antibiotics and have a constant supply of fresh spring water.

From Dusk to Dawn our birds have access to green fields and pastures, are Totally “Free Range” and live in a stress free environment, and at night time bedded down on fresh straw. Our Turkeys are slow grown and allowed to mature naturally for around 24 weeks.

Our birds do not incur any stress in transport as they are dispatched on the farm, they are dry plucked by hand and allowed to hang for around 18 days to create a more traditional succulent flavour.

Your bird will be presented to you in a “carry-home” box, wrapped in greaseproof paper with a sprig of fresh Rosemary, giblets and cooking instructions included.

All this cumulates to a wonderful tasting Bird. The Quality, Flavour, Texture and Taste that you won’t get from any Supermarket. They cook quicker too!

"We are confident that our Free Range Bronze Turkeys will be the tastiest and most succulent you have ever had!!!"

Some Interesting Facts

Turkeys are able to recognise each other from their voices.

The dangling appendage hanging over the stags beak is called a 'snood' and it turns blue when the turkey is aggressive or excited..

We call them turkeys because Turkish traders brought the birds to England from Spain.

When Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin sat down to eat their first meal on the moon, their foil food packets contained roasted turkey and all of the trimmings.

A female turkey is a hen, a male is a stag..

Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They have an amazing field of vision of about 270 degrees and are able to see in colour.

Old Castle Farm are suppliers of 'Secure Clip Tags'. The ideal identification system that is Secure, Strong and Economical to use.

Please call 01639 645333 or 07973 890227 with any enquiries or visit our Secure Clip Tags website.


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