Easter Cockerel


Our award-winning, slow reared Easter Cockerel offers a great tasting alternative to traditional Lamb. Matured for longer, in natural, wide-open pastures, they develop an exceptional taste and extra succulence. Our Easter cockerel is big enough to feed the whole family, with plenty of meat for leftovers.

Our Christmas Cockerels sold out in record time. We have limited stock for Easter, so we’d advise you to order as soon as possible.

To learn more about our free range Cockerels and their welfare, have a look at our cockerel page. And if you’re looking for ideas on how to use up your leftovers, you know how much we want to avoid waste, visit our friends over at Sophie Allport, they have also shared our leftover Christmas pie recipe – which also works just as well for Easter, so be sure to have a look.

Easter Cockerel

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Please note that by adding an Easter Cockerel to your order, your entire order will be delivered on Thursday 28th March. If you wish to receive your other items before then, please place a separate order. Please read the delivery information tab below for full delivery information.


At Packington Free Range we firmly believe that what is good for the animals and the land will naturally be good for us and better for our customers.

This is the philosophy of our great grandfather before us and we believe passionately in provenance, sustainable and ethical farming which fuels our drive to create an environmentally sound and welfare orientated farm.

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Country of Origin – UK

Storage Instructions

Upon receipt of your Packington Free Range Cockerel, please ensure it is kept refrigerated between 0-4℃. While your cockerel can be removed from the presentation box if needed, it must be kept in its protective plastic packaging until you are ready to prepare it on the day of cooking. ​Please be careful of overfilling the fridge or opening it regularly as this will impact the fridge temperature.  ​
If you do not have room for your cockerel in the fridge, you can keep in the insulated box it was delivered in. Simply place the item in a cool place in the house or garage, and ensure you replace the ice packs every 24 hours

Cooking Instructions

For best results when cooking, your cockerel should not go straight from the fridge to the oven. Please allow a little time for your bird to reach room temperature prior to cooking. Calculate the roasting time for your cockerel based on 12-15 minutes per 450g (1lb). Preheat the oven to 190℃/375F/Gas 5. Remove all packaging, smear a little butter over the bird, season with salt and pepper and cover the breast with streaky bacon. Put the bird in the roasting tin and cover the top of the tin with baking foil. Approximately 40 minutes before ​
the end of cooking, remove the foil, discard the bacon. Drain off any excess fat from the tin. Return to the oven to finish cooking and crisp the skin, basting regularly. ​

To test whether the cockerel is cooked, push a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh – the juices should run clear. If they are pink, cook for a further 15 minutes before testing again. Continue until the juices run clear. Once cooked, place the cockerel on a warm platter, cover with foil and rest for up to 20 minutes before carving. Please remember that all appliances vary and these are guidelines only.


What is the delivery cost?

Delivery is £10.00, which is what our courier charges us to deliver your parcel next day. We offer free delivery on orders over £75.

Delivery date information

Orders will be delivered on Thursday 28th March 2024, in time for your Easter weekend.

Can you deliver to my address?

We can deliver to the majority of postcodes on a next day delivery service.

We do not deliver to the following areas but one of our stockists may be able to help you:

AB30, AB33-38, AB42-45, AB53-56, BT1-94, DD8-9, G9-10, HS1-9, IM1-99, IV21-28, IV40-63, KA27-28, KW1-17, PA22-80, PH30-50, TR21-25, ZE1-3

When is the last day to order?

Packington Free Range cockerels are extremely popular at Easter and Christmas and we have sold out in the past, so we always recommend you place your order as soon as possible to secure your Easter bird. Subject to availability, the last day to order will be 24th March 2024.

Customer Contact & Tracking

A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided by yourself when you order. You will also receive a dispatch email with tracking information so you can view the delivery schedule on the day of delivery, complete with a drop pin of how far away the driver is.

If you provide a mobile number, you can also receive text messages from our carrier providing you with details on your delivery status.

Can I order for friends & family?

You can order from us and we can deliver directly to the recipient – perfect as a gift, or if you’re spending Easter at a different address.

Missed Deliveries

If you are not home when the carrier attempts to deliver your order, they will leave it in a safe place. If there’s no safe place available, they will leave a card with details and attempt to re-deliver the next working day.

Changes to your Order

If you need to make any changes to your order, please call 01283 713901 or email feedme@packingtonfreerange.co.uk. However, orders cannot be amended after the delivery labels have been processed, last date for amendments is Friday 22nd March.