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.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby chickies


The baby chicks that were in the incubator hatched yesterday and today, and we were able to open the incubator today. We have 13 new chicks. We put the eggs into separate baskets by the hen that laid them so we could keep track of their offspring and see who should be bred next year. These babies all hatched from white eggs-- their mother was a Pearl White Leghorn and their father was Red Rooster. Although they hatched from white eggs, any hens from this batch should lay blue eggs thanks to Red's genes.