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- Over-wintered pheasants
In order to produce good quality poults, you need to start with good quality stock.
All of our laying hens and breeding cocks are caught as poults in our rearing sheds and kept back in large winter pens.
We only select the best poults for breeding, and by doing this, avoid rearing from the low flying ‘survivors’ returned to many game farms by shoots. This also helps us to maintain a high level of bio security.
Most of the breeding stock go to the laying field, where they are placed in moveable pens. These pens were specially designed by us to provide the birds with everything they need, whilst making the locating and collecting of eggs as easy and as stress free as possible.
We also use raised laying cages. These meet all of the recommended guidelines provided by the Game Farmers Association, and are fully enriched.