Saturday, June 30, 2012
Important Message From R-Farm
On June 28 we experienced unseasonably hot weather with record heat indices.
While we take precautions to protect our animals from weather extremes sometimes nature gets the upper hand. As a result of the extreme heat on Thursday June 28 we had approximately half of our laying hen flock die.
The result of this is that we now do not have enough eggs to continue supplying our off farm retail egg customers. We are suspending sales of eggs at Wales Lawn and Garden and The Paperchase Gas Station in Dousman until we can replace the hens we lost.
It takes approximately 6 months to raise a hen from a chick and while it is possible to buy hens that are already laying they are not always readily available. We also need to consider our feed supply going forward, with the dry weather we are experiencing this year we are concerned we may not have enough feed for next year.
We appreciate your Patronage and look forward to supplying you eggs again in the future. Please bear with us while we work through this traumatic event.
We will post updates on our website and Facebook page about egg availability. For now we will be selling eggs only at the farm at W394 S4398 Hwy Z, Dousman. Our regular hours are Saturdays 9 am until noon. You can also make an appointment for other times during the week.
Again, Thank You for your Patronage, Support, and Understanding
Mac and Nicole Riemenschneider and Family
If you have questions, concerns, or comments you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 414-881-2098. Our website is www.rfarmdousman.com
R-Farm is small family farm that believes in selling local, providing safe, healthy, fresh food direct to our customers.