Red Wicket Market Farm is a small farm 25 minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, near Slate Run Metropark. Breeding Black Ameraucanas and Black Copper Marans to the Standard of Perfection, as well as some Olive Eggers just for fun.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eggs in the Incubator Today

Here they are, 41 eggs in our new homemade incubator. The chickies should begin hatching on May 4. They have assorted mothers, but the father of all of them is Red Rooster, an Easter Egger bred here out of our best green-egg laying hen. Most likely, the hens hatched from white eggs will lay blue eggs and the hens hatched from green or brown eggs will lay different shades of green eggs. There's always some possibility that some will lay pink, lavender or brown eggs, however!

We will sell chicks from these eggs for $3 a chick, straight run. We will also brood out chicks for you until they can live outside, for $6 a bird, straight run. Finally, we will raise birds to 18 weeks for you (point of lay) for $15 each. At 18 weeks, you will be able to choose birds by gender. Let us know and make a reservation soon.