If you love white turkey meat but want the traditional “look” of a turkey on your table, our Bronze turkey crown is perfect.
Featuring the same award-winning Norfolk Bronze turkey as our whole birds, this crown simply has the legs trimmed off.
You’ll still get the shape and structure of the traditional Christmas turkey which tastes delicious roasted on the bone. Staying moist, succulent and full of flavour, this is the perfect centrepiece to your Christmas celebration.
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Delivery and Collection:
What is the last date I can order for Christmas delivery?
The last date of ordering for Christmas is the 19th December, for both courier delivery and collection, however, we may have limited stock if left too late.
When will my order be delivered?
We offer all-day delivery on delivery on Tuesday 22nd December via our courier service with DHL.
You can also choose pre-Christmas delivery if you need your turkey sooner – just select your preferred date (any Tuesday to a Thursday) at the checkout.
You can also pick up your order from our farm. Farm pickup is available on the 23rd (7am to 6pm) and 24th December (7am to 1pm).
How will my turkey be delivered?
We use a national next day delivery service (DHL), all our birds are packed in insulated boxes with ice packs using biodegradable wool insulation and will keep chilled in these boxes for up to 24hrs with ice packs.
DHL will send tracking information regarding your delivery time. If no one is home, your order will be left in a safe place, please specify when ordering, where this should be.
What happens if I’m out when you deliver?
We always suggest leaving delivery instructions when ordering online, such as “leave in porch”, “leave in garage” etc. If popping out leave a note on the door such as “please leave in garage” sign the note as this will act as a signed delivery for the driver. Alternatively update the DHL website with your requested “Leave safe” option and they will be notified.
Can I collect my order?
Yes, please feel free to collect your order from the farm; this will be available on the 23rd (7am to 6pm) and 24th December (7am to 1pm).
How do I store my turkey?
Remove the bird from its packaging, if your order contains giblets, remove them from the box and store separately in the fridge. Place the bird on a tray or large plate loosely covered in foil, on the bottom shelf of your fridge. Please ensure that any liquid from the raw bird isn’t accidentally splashed, as this can spread bacteria. If the bird is too big for your fridge, put somewhere cool and out of reach of animals and children.
Alternatively, you can store it in the insulated box it comes in (best to keep the giblets in the fridge), top tip, the packaging comes with two ice packs, work on a rotation system, one in the freezer and one in the box and rotate round to keep your box chilled.
What is the best before date on my bird?
We prepare your birds just before courier pick-up, meaning that your bird will stay fresh if stored correctly up until Boxing Day. As we prepare the birds fresh, you are also able to freeze them, giving you additional shelf life if needed. Please ensure that the bird is defrosted in the fridge thoroughly before cooking. A large bird can take up to 48 hours to defrost in the fridge.
Are your bird’s free range?
Yes, all our birds are free-range and treated to the highest of standards. Our birds have copious amounts of outdoor space to explore and thrive!
How do you look after your birds?
We maintain the highest standards, regarding diet, space & welfare conditions to ensure our turkeys have a happy, healthy life.
What do you feed the birds?
Our birds are well fed on a diet of locally sourced cereals combined into a nutritious feed by our local feed mill and supplemented with oats that finish the birds perfectly at 24 weeks of age, they also get to roam the fields and collect whatever vegetation they find on the farm.
How do you prepare the birds?
All our birds are treated with the utmost care and attention; they are dry plucked and game hung to promote a rich full flavor, with soft, moist meat.
What size bird will feed my guests?
We suggest allowing 500g per guests, for example:
2 people: 1kg
4 people: 2kg
And so on, our smallest turkey is either a 4kg Norfolk Black or a 4.5kg Bronze.
If you’re looking for leftovers, look at the weight requirements per person for the recipe and add this on.
What is the difference between the Norfolk Bronze and Black varieties?
The Norfolk Bronze turkey gets its name from its shimmering feathers, which appear metallic in sunlight. They are a slower growing breed with a full flavor, moist meat and firm texture.
The Norfolk Black turkey has a full, gamey flavor, with a smaller breast than other varieties. They have moist, succulent meat with a firm texture.
Why does my bird still have feathers?
Some turkey varieties have smaller feathers or quills still intact after preparation, this is completely normal and they will shrivel up during the cooking process, for easy removal.
What type of prepared turkey should I pick?
What type of prepared turkey you select should be based on your requirements. Do your guests enjoy the darker, leg and thigh meat, or do they only like breast? Would you rather have meat that is boneless and rolled for carving ease? Would your guests prefer cockerel or goose?
Once you have this information, you can then decide if your requirements would be better suited to a whole bird, crown, breast joint, or boned and rolled bird.
Are your turkeys the same as Kelly turkeys and Copas turkeys?
Better, (well we would wouldn’t we), we use the same day-old chicks as Kelly’s and Copas, feed from a local mill and grown on the farm, access to orchards and meadows and years of experience, plus you’ll only ever find us producing up to 1500 birds a year.
It’s preference really, the bronze bird is probably how most people expect a turkey to look, full-breasted.
A Norfolk Black, on the other hand, is a longer, narrower bird (it has a more pronounced breastbone) and slightly gamier flavour.
How long do you rear your birds for?
All our free-range turkeys are reared up to 24/25 weeks of age (6 months). You may find cheaper birds in the supermarkets but there’s a reason, they may have only be reared for 16 weeks.
How should I cook my bird?
Remove your bird from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature before cooking.
Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F/Gas Mark 8 (or 210°C for fan assisted ovens). Cook your bird at this temperature for the first 30 minutes, and then lower the temperature to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5 (or 170°C for fan assisted ovens). For AGA cooking instructions, please go to http://www.agaliving.com/aga-owners/roasting-serving, where you will find instructions on how to cook your Christmas bird, using the fast, medium or slow method.
We recommend not stuffing the bird and cooking it separately. However, if you would like to stuff the bird, only stuff the neck cavity and recalculate the cooking time to allow for the extra weight.
Season the bird and place breast side down in a roasting tin. This will keep the breast meat moist as the fats from the back permeate through. Halfway through, turn the bird over onto it’s back for the remainder of the cooking time.
We recommend covering in foil for the majority of the cooking time, removing for the final 30 minutes to allow the skin to colour.
Will my bird fit in the oven?
A standard sized oven should fit up to a 10kg bird. If your oven is smaller, you could try a crown or rolled bird.
We recommend covering your bird with foil for the duration of the cooking time; removing for the last 30 minutes, to allow the skin to colour.
How do I know when my bird is cooked?
To ensure that your bird is cooked, you need to check that it has reached 75°C, or the juices run clear. The best thing would be to measure the temperature with a meat thermometer.
The bird will hold its residual heat for up to an hour uncovered, giving you time to allocate your oven to other items. If you are cooking your bird even earlier, cover tightly with foil and wrap in tea-towels, this will keep the heat in for several hours.
How should I store my leftovers?
Tightly cover your leftovers and store them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If freezing, divide into portions so you only defrost what you need. You can leave frozen for up to 3 months.