Properly Free Range Ducks
Our ducks are slow grown, naturally, in small groups with minimal stress, free to roam outside on healthy hillside pastures in natural light, with access to water and the freedom to display their natural instincts, splashing, swimming, searching for food and dust bathing.
After hatching, our ducks grow indoors for their first 3 weeks until they have feathered up and are ready to roam outside. Once feathered our ducks head out into lush Devon pasture.
Properly Free Range
Our ducks are free to roam outside on healthy hillside pastures in natural light, with access to water and the freedom to display their natural instincts, splashing, swimming and foraging for food. This develops contented birds with a strong natural immunity.
Our free-range duck’s diet is simply straightforward cereals and grass, with the emphasis on developing a healthy digestive system. We do not use any additives to enhance unnaturally fast growth. We want our ducks to grow slowly, healthily and lead a properly free-range life.
Hung for 7 Days
We kill each duck individually by hand on the farm where they have been living, which means they never have to travel anywhere. Each Properly Free Range duck is plucked and hung uneviscerated, in the traditional way, for at least a week.
Pipers Farm ducks are healthy, nutritious food, grown without the use of antibiotics, and safe from all the food poisoning bacteria associated with intensive farming and factory slaughterhouses. They are strong, healthy birds with a rich, sweet flavour, and strong bones for making nutritious stocks, soups and broths.