The Morton family first descended on Norfolk back in 1941, when “Papa” Morton came down from Scotland to establish a dairy herd. In 1998 the company began specialising in the production of free range and organic poultry.
We now rear between 800 -1000 free range Christmas turkeys, all sold direct to the consumer at the farm gate, online, or by mail order.
Rob Morton (a third generation Morton) with the help of his wife Becca and a little helping hand from their three young children George, Sam and Emily, have been rearing traditional farm fresh Christmas turkeys for the past 10 years.
Our aim is not to be the biggest supplier of turkeys, but to offer our customers a true free range turkey that is produced in the time honoured tradition.
We start the festive process in February when we order our slow growing strains of turkeys. Our day old turkey chicks arrive at the farm in early June, which gives us plenty of time to rear each bird slowly without forcing them like intensive birds
Rearing Free Range Christmas Turkeys
Our young poults start off in a special designated area under a brooder (gas heater), where they are given plenty of water and a carefully balanced diet. At around 3-4 weeks old (when they have grown all their feathers) they are given more space to roam around. Then, once they reach 8 weeks, we move them to our specialist rearing sheds where they have full 24 hour access to our free range grass paddocks. To make their stay with us a happy one, we provide all our Christmas turkeys with fresh straw bedding.
All our birds are grown on the farm, dry plucked on the farm and sold from the farm gate, online or by mail order. What could be better?