At Black Isle Turkeys we
believe that your Christmas Turkey should be reared and processed in
the best possible manner so that your meal is the best it could
birds reach us at 6-8 weeks old at the end of August from a
company we have been dealing with for the past 7 years. The
birds are grown for us to our specifications so that we know
that they have a high standard of welfare.
Turkeys are reared free range with access to grass fields
during the day and are only shut in at night to protect them
from predators. They are fed home grown and locally produced
feed, along with apples every day as a treat.
The birds are reared to maturity at 5-6
months old where we home kill and process the birds to reduce stress
from travelling. The birds are dry hand plucked and game hung for up
to 2 weeks in our refrigerated storage, then gutted by hand and
packed with their giblets before leaving the farm.