Once the birds are feathered up and need more space we let them run around and forage on our grassy fields to allow the birds to grow slowly to full maturity, they are fed a natural diet of Maize silage, Wheat, Barley, and oats, which creates a fat marbling through out the meat, producing a concentrated flavour, for you to enjoy
We receive the Goslings in the summer, as day old's
They are reared in small numbers under heat, with feed and fresh water, it allows us to monitor them and make sure they are happy and contented in their first weeks of life
We use a dry pluck and waxing process to remove the feathers from the bird, in a EC Licensed Factory
we package in a environmentally friendly packaging and box in our own presentation Christmas box
We believe in excellence and the only way to achieve this is to control all aspects of the production process.
We receive the Ducklings as day old's and are kept in small ring batches under a gas brooder to eliminate cold spots and over crowding, we have formulated a cereal based diet to achieve a slow growing process to offer a fat marbling concentrated flavour.
When fully feathered and mature enough they then venture out on our grassy fields
At full maturity with no food miles they are collected out of there sheds to our EC Licence factory, dry plucked, waxed and hand finished ready for the Christmas table
We at Madgetts are passionate about producing the best Christmas Turkey, with up most regard for quality, welfare standards and the environment they live in.
They arrive at our farm as day old and settle in there safe, warm houses, until they are fully feathered, afterwards they are allowed to roam freely on our Holistic grassy fields
We chose a slower grown breed and rear them to full maturity, on a natural cereal diet, we dry-pluck hand finish and hang the birds for at least 7 days
Our way of processing is a traditional method giving you a finest texture, suburb taste to make the best meal for you at Christmas
Welcome to Madgett’s Ducks and Geese, owned and run by husband and wife team, Daryn and Elaine Williams.
We are one of the largest producers of free range geese in the UK, and hatch and supply goslings to other goose producers.
Our geese are bred from our own breeding flock, and hatched, reared and processed on our farm, over-looking the Wye Valley.
A collection of the different areas we strive to perfect