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.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

No longer selling eggs to the public

I know I haven't been around much lately. We've been thinking about a huge shift for Red Wicket Farm. We will no longer be selling eggs to the public.

Why are we quitting?

This section of the blog used to detail why we are no longer selling eggs to Clintonville Community Market. I have removed this post because the Clintonville Community Market general manager threatened to sue me over my description of their business practices and it simply isn't worth my energy to fight it since I will never do business with them in any capacity ever again.

Plans for the Future

We will be keeping only a few chickens through the winter.

  • Three ISA Brown (because I can't go back to eating store eggs, yuck); 
  • one Amberlink (because I've never had any before and I want to see how she lays); 
  • one Blue Copper Marans (because I want to breed Marans and I like the hen)
  • one Blue Ameraucana rooster (unless he tries to attack my face again);
  • two Black Copper Marans hens (thanks Heather!);
  • two Black Copper Marans roosters (ditto)
Then, I have reserved some Black and Lavender Ameraucana chicks from very good bloodlines. They will hatch in April 2015. We will go from a farm selling eggs to a breeding facility breeding Ameraucanas and Marans to the Standard of Perfection. I've promised my husband that I won't have more than 24 birds ever again (Yeah, right. But it's a goal). 

Thank you so much to our wonderful, loyal customers. Thank you for supporting local agriculture and healthy, happy hens. We appreciate you very much, and I'm sorry to disappoint you. I hope you can find another good source of tasty eggs. Thanks again, and if you're ever in the market for a true-bred Ameraucana or Marans, think of us!

--Erika