Looking for a source of Lay strain hatching eggs or chicks
Hi, I'm a long time lurker first time poster. The short question is, can anyone recommend a good source of Lay strain Buckeye hatching eggs or chicks? I have checked Crains Run Ranch and there website says they are not selling any in 2016.
The longer story: I currently have a small flock of New Hampshires. They are my first chickens. Although they have been great layers, they have not been too good for meat and their large combs and wattles have been very prone to frostbite. Also, they are pretty skittish and the roosters have been very aggressive especially towards our kids. They are hatchery birds so I could get some higher quality stock but that will probably only improve the meat quantity/quality. So I am planning to switch to a different breed.
The Lay line of Buckeyes sounds like they produce a good amount of eggs (my first priority) while also being good meat birds. They are obviously winter hardy and it sounds like they won't be as aggressive as our current birds.
Do you agree that the Lay Buckeye's would meet my needs?
Thanks for your help!
I am going to PM you some info.