Slow Grown Chicken

 
 
 

FOR MANY YEARS, THE SMALL FARMING FAMILY HAVE GROWN CHICKENS SLOWLY, FREE RANGE, ON SUFFOLK MEADOWS FOR A TRULY DELICIOUS FLAVOUR.

 
Craft

1. craft

We focus on high welfare; the birds live in small groups with shelter from the elements, in mobile houses that have no artificial lighting and are naturally ventilated.

The chickens roam freely over 40 acres of Suffolk meadows, where they are free to peck, graze and engage in their natural behaviours.

 

 

2. time

We believe that a slower grown chicken, matured for up to 12 weeks, naturally develops a better quality, fuller flavour and succulence.  

The traditional breed we use is a slower growing chicken, grown on average for 10 weeks. We rear our chickens 25% longer than standard free range chickens and 5 weeks longer than indoor chickens.

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Taste

3. taste

We believe that food tastes so much better when it has been grown slowly; the traditional way. All the chickens are fed an additive free diet with no antibiotics or hormones. It is because these chickens have more exercise, are grown for longer and have a natural, varied diet that they taste so much better.

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Delicious Recipes
from our Kitchen

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What our customers
say about us

Remember the true taste of chicken? Dense, succulent meat, delicious juices and irresistibly crispy skin. Enjoy a Sutton Hoo free range chicken and rediscover chicken as it used to taste.

 
LeCoq
With a name like LeCoq we knew our restaurant had to have truly the best chicken around! The depth of flavour these beautiful Sutton Hoo birds have due to their slow growth and habitat has been paramount to our success.
— Le Coq Restaurant - London
Maple Farm
I had almost given up buying chicken until I found Sutton Hoo. They are delicious and actually taste
of something. I have stopped buying any other chicken as I am so often disappointed and don’t
trust the way they are reared. Having seen the chickens in the fields at Sutton Hoo, I am not surprised they taste so good.
— Maple Farm, Suffolk
Salter & King
I have been selling Sutton Hoo chickens for over ten years. My customers love them. They have great flavour and are farmed with excellent welfare standards. Each one we sell with confidence, which is very important to me and my customers. It is great to be able to sell a genuine free range chicken, with a good story behind it.
— Salter & King Butchers, Suffolk
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The Sutton Hoo, free range chickens are proving a great success ; customers specifically asking for the Sutton Hoo above the other great chickens we stock. These slow grown Suffolk whites are worth every penny and taste as chicken should. General comments are that they are full of flavour and have a wonderful juicy texture.
— The Hampstead Butcher, London
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