Life evolves and transitions and We, Fayrehale Icelandic Chickens and Fayrehale Chantecler Chickens are partnering with Red Feather Farm and Aragorn Heritage Farm (link will be added later as they are reworking their site) for the continued preservation of these two important heritage breeds.
Various life events and circumstances make it untenable for us to maintain breeding flocks over the winter. We have been working with these two serious breeders for the last three years in preparation for this transition! They are ready and eager to carry on the serious work that we, here at Fayrehale, have been doing with the Icelandic & Chantecler breeds.
What Will We Be Doing?
We will spend 2018 concentrating on hatching and developing a PURE, 100% Sigrid Line flock of Icleandics AND importing some new Chanteclers from Canada. We will no longer be hatching and shipping the high number of chicks that we have in past years! That role/service is being assumed for us by Red Feather Farm and Aragorn Heritage Farm.
What Will They Be Doing?
They will be hatching and providing you with the same high quality chicks that we have been shipping for years!
Red Feather Farm and Ben Rothfeder are located in The Catskills (North Branch, NY ), where Ben has several years experience hatching and mailing chicks from his quality flocks. Red Feather Farm has started receiving and taking orders for 2018. They will be continuing with our Chantecler & Icelandic Breeding Program. Just as with us, 2018 List position is in order of payment received and like us, they are not in a position to offer refunds, They are able to work with you and roll your order over to a more convenient time.
You can contact Ben at Red Feather Farm here and you can place your orders online here! Passing the torch to the younger generation brings with it increased computer/technical skills and that makes your ordering easier!
Aragorn Heritage Farm and the Father/Son team of Mark Dickson & Shea Dickson are located in Concord, NH. Their website link will be added soon as they are doing some update work on it. It was actually Shea that brought them to Fayrehale Farm four years ago! I have been working with them ever since.
Aragorn Heritage Farm can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . They are not yet ready to ship live chicks BUT they can and will ship fertile eggs and will provide a good local source for the New England area that can drive to their farm and pick up pre-ordered chicks.
We are secure in our knowledge that we have taken three years to prepare to pass the torch! Icelandic & Chantecler Chickens are too important to do otherwise.
Those of you who contact us will be forwarded to Red Feather Farm or Aragorn Heritage Farm depending on your needs and location.
We, here at Fayrehale, are not disappearing, we are just changing the level of our seasonal involvement! Everyone should think about and plan a transition to the younger generations so that their work may be carried on.
Thank you for years of interaction and business and know that we, with Ben, Mark and Shea will continue to see that you have the BEST Icelandic & Chantecler Chickens available