Wow! What a year it's been! It's hard to believe it has been a year since we last updated our blog! I'm not even sure where the time has went!
We have been so incredibly busy we got behind on our social media posts. But I guess that isn't always bad thing though! Sometimes we just need to take a step back and reconnect with what's important around us. But to be truly honest with you, the main reason for our lack of posts was due to a tragedy from this past November on our homestead, and our hearts needed to do some healing before we were ready to fully jump back into the social media scene again.
We lost many of our favorite flock members to predators. We had been lucky the previous years. Not a single predator attack. Sadly, November was a brutal month for us. We lost most our feathered family members. It was emotional and devastating. I was ready to throw in the towel. But between my amazing husband Jeffry, and my chicken enabling bestie Laura, they wouldn't allow it! And I love them both beyond words for it!
Jeffry and I decided to turn the tragic events of our predator attacks into a positive opportunity and focus on just a few colors of silkies, instead of the rainbow array we previously had. We are now primarily working on sex linked chocolate, mauve & paint silkies & satins! Of course, this wouldn't be possible without the gracious help from my friend Laura, who gifted me several of her gorgeous silkies and hatching eggs!!! (Did I mention I have the most amazing friend in the world?!)
And now for the exciting news...We are now offering chocolate, mauve & paint hatching eggs available for shipping! We will also be offering hatching eggs from our standard breed rainbow egg layers (also referred to as easter eggers.) We do offer chicks as well, and from time to time have older birds available too. But these are always local pick up only. We personally do not feel comfortable shipping live chicks in the mail. We do travel frequently for work, so whenever possible, we are happy to meet up! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Be sure to follow us for some summer fun on Instagram! (Hint...watch for our upcoming surprises and giveaways!) ☀️
Heather & the Happy Hen Haven Family