Castemead Poultry is run by Stuart Perkins and is based in Radstock, Somerset.
The chickens are fully free-range and are looked after by Castlemead’s dedicated team, with fresh bedding and constant access to food and water providing the best welfare standards possible.
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The birds love there large comfratable nests
Access all day all adult life
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From morning to nightfall the chickens are free to explore the fields surrounding their houses, incorporating natural goodness into their diets to complement the locally grown and milled cereals they are fed. At night they retire to their houses for protection from the fox and a good night’s sleep.
Castlemead’s chickens are allowed to grow in their own time making their meat succulent, firm and rich in flavour.
What are other people saying about growing chickens slowly?
Moved at night to reduce the birds stress levels, the chickens are processed onsite and hand finished for that farm to fork taste.
What are other people saying about handling chickens?
Really well managed and calm movement of animals, all done onsite and to the highest standards of care