FAQs are designed to provide answers to commonly asked questions with regards to Godwick Turkeys and our products.
All our products are freshly prepared and dressed prior to despatch. They are sent in our own delivery boxes which include ice packs and are despatched from our cold store.
Our Courier has lots of deliveries to make, so it really does help if there is somebody at your chosen address to receive your order. We can deliver to either a home or work address, but if no-one will be in please add an Order Note to tell us where you would like the delivery left.
A Godwick Turkey’s tried and tested fully insulated packaging means it is perfectly safe to leave in the box for up to 24 hours after delivery, in a place that’s not too hot (so you could have it delivered to a work address). Then you should refrigerate it so you store it for the very best taste, or if you alternately refreeze the ice packs contained in the box you can continue to use the delivery box as a temporary fridge.
Godwick free range turkeys Mass produced turkeys Secure fencing allows our turkeys 24 hours access to pastures. This allows them to enjoy the great outdoors and they display more natural behaviour patterns. All our turkeys can go outside during the day and can come in at night to spacious pole barns Often reared in cramped conditions Bedded on fresh dry straw Not littered frequently which can give the birds breast blisters Grown to maturity, which is a minimum of 26 weeks old, this means they have developed a natural covering of fat making the meat succulent and juicy Immature, grown to 12-16 weeks old, no fat coverings Dry plucked by hand Wet plucked in hot stale water Sinews removed Sinews NOT removed Delayed evisceration and hung in chillers to tenderise the meat giving it maximum taste and texture. Normally hung for between 7 and 21 days Hot eviscerated, blast chilled and usually gas flushed Prepared at Godwick with minimum stress to the bird Usually transported long distances for production Godwick turkeys is a family run business. Management and daily work is completed by our small team who have the desire to provide the highest standards of welfare for our turkeys Employees may not have the same commitment, drive and dedication to the welfare of their birds
The Norfolk Black turkey is one of the original turkey breeds. It’s statuesque stature and deep black plummage made it very desirable when turkeys were first imported into Europe from the Americas and Mexico. The Norfolk Black is widely regarded as one of the oldest turkey breeds. It is a slightly slower growing bird, but has a fantastic flavour that is slightly gamey to taste. It’s absolutely delicious cold and hot but if you enjoy cold turkey and chutneys on Boxing Day then this turkey is a winner every time due to its rich natural flavour. A truly unbeatable natural product full of taste and quality.
The Bronze turkey was bred out of the Norfolk Black and has a mellow succulent taste which really rattles the taste buds. It has a broad breast will give you plenty of succulent white breast meat. We can guarantee that Godwick bronze turkeys, provided that they are cooked properly, will be succulent and moist meat, as they are allowed to age naturally and so develop a natural finish. This gives them a small layer of fat covering which when cooked permeates through the bird, giving it a moist flavoursome taste.
We recommend that you allow 500g per person for your Christmas lunch for a cooked, fresh free range turkey and then allow extra on top for your cold cuts depending on how much you enjoy eating cold turkey after Christmas Day.
For turkey breast joints and three bird roasts then allow 250g per person for your Christmas lunch and then allow extra for cold cuts.
If you are eating goose on Christmas Day we would recommend 750g per person for your main meal and allow for extra for cold cuts on top of this.