Poussin Meat from Norfolk Quail

Norfolk Poussin is a British bred and hatched chicken sourced from a local professional breeder. He has spent years studying and perfecting his parent flocks to produce a superior quality bird which closely resembles poussin traditionally imported from France.

Poussin is extremely time-critical to get absolutely right. We’ve worked hard to perfect our rearing programme and diets to give these young birds the best quality of life. They’re given shavings and straw beds, a locally sourced corn-rich ration and plenty of nurture. They’re a naturally quiet and slow growing breed that welcomes the comfort of heat in their houses and places to perch and scrap, just as any young chicken would do.

Poussin Meat

These beautiful young chicks are golden in colour, extremely succulent and flavoursome and provide the perfect menu alternative to our ethically farmed quail.

Poussin meat is not dissimilar to chicken, but rather more succulent, tender and delicate. Obviously a smaller bird, one poussin would usually make a generous portion for one person. For cooking guides and inspiration on what to do with this fantastic and unique bird, check out our poussin recipes.

Norfolk Poussin Box

Our Norfolk poussin are available in boxes of 8 from our online shop, perfect for a dinner party or special meal.

Our special licenses for partial evisceration mean that we’re able to supply our poussin intact with hearts, lungs, livers and gizzards (having safely removed all the green offal). These additional ingredients make incredible terrines and pates and can be added to enrich stocks and sauces to accompany your dishes. Please let us know when you order if you’d prefer these not be included.

Traditionally poussin (or baby chicken as it’s known in Britain) weighs up to 750g. When we include the necks and offal as we do in our finished product (unless otherwise specified), our poussin will weigh approximately 150g more.

Trade and restaurant enquiries

For trade or restaurant enquiries, please get in touch with your requirements and we can share price lists and discuss how we can best support your menus.
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