The special slow growing traditional breeds of chickens we use are especially bred for free range systems. Tnp chickens benefit from a diet of wholesome feed and an abundance of insects, grubs and grasses – for which they forage across acres of herb rich open pastures. Our farmers continuously trial different breeds and strains of chickens for suitability on our unique farming systems.
TNP, unlike most free range chicken producers,
uses a number of growing systems,
including corn fed, woodland and organic.
Free range woodland chickens
At tnp we aspire to provide an environment for our free range woodland chickens which comes as close to that of their original, forest-dwelling ancestors as it is possible to get.
In mature and newly planted woods, complete with shelters and perching sites, the birds are free to roam, forage and express their natural behaviour. Working with the Woodland Trust, we have planted more than 20,000 trees across many farms, including, most recently, numerous native species.
Our woodland birds – all are specially selected, slow-growing breeds – receive a balanced cereal-based diet. When fully mature and finished at a minimum of 56 days, they produce a fully flavoured meat of unrivalled taste, quality and texture.
Free range corn fed chickens
Reared in purpose-built, environmentally enriched mobile or static housing, our free range corn fed chickens have access to open pastures renowned for their health giving herbs and numerous sheltered areas.
Our buildings – spacious, airy and with plenty of natural daylight – house a host of home comforts, from generous perches, ‘toys’ for the birds to peck at and play with and warm straw bales on which they rest and relax.
All tnp corn fed chickens are famous for their rich yellow skin, succulent meat and superior quality – the result of nutritious, maize-based feed, plenty of insects and vegetation, and a stress-free lifestyle.
Organic free range chickens
Grown to Organic Farmers & Growers standards, tnp organic free range chickens are in a class of their own – and for many reasons.
However, perhaps the most important is their habitat – wide open organic meadows sown with a mix of therapeutic herbs and grasses that attract clouds of nutritious insects, butterflies and moths.
Here, from dawn to dusk our chickens forage, while making full use of handy perches and many entertaining pecking ‘toys’.
All tnp organic chickens are slow-growing traditional breeds. Finished in small flocks on a diet of specially formulated, organic feed, they are grown in mobile houses for a minimum of 71 days – by which time their taste and texture is simply superb.