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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.
The laying stock are moved to their laying pens in January/February where they are given plenty of time to aclimatise to their new surroundings before the stress of laying begins.
Eggs are collected daily and washed in the hatchery before being trayed up and moved to the egg store ready for the incubators.