Friday, August 19, 2011


On Friday 5th August our latest venture in livestock arrived on the farm - 21 Norfolk Black turkeys. The week before, volunteers had spent a day preparing one of the farm's outbuildings to host our new arrivals, giving it a general clean, constructing perches, replacing a window with a pop-hole (wooden doorway out into the field), and fencing off an area of the field as their run.
Jim and Mark making ramps out of pallets.

A clean new home awaiting the turkeys.
The turkeys will be fattened up on organic grain, then slaughtered and sold as table birds come Christmas - but at the moment they are enjoying exploring their outside run, and are growing visibly every day.
21 turkey chicks on their first foray out of doors.

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