Living down a tapestry of minor roads and forestry commission tracks we know the local gritting teams are never going to visit. So as soon as we heard of the forthcoming snow we stocked up. Subsequently, by the time the snow actually hit everything was securely undercover and fully supplied with a few days feed and water.
In fairness, heritage turkeys do manage very well in bad weather and in past years after sudden overnight flurries we have gone out to find them happily perched outside whilst covered in snow. But that’s no real surprise as managing in adverse weather conditions is one of their virtues.
Delighted to say that everything came through the cold and snow fine and its on with the breeding season as soon as it warms up.