Welcome! Here in Northwest Ohio We are raising a Heritage breed called the Buckeye. They are very calm and friendly chickens and are very cold hardy. They were developed in the late 1800's by Nettie Metcalf of Warren Ohio. The only breed created entirely by a woman.
Here is a hen curious about the camara, maybe it is good to eat!
A couple of the hens stuck in a snow drift
Buckeyes, according to the The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy are critically endangered which is a shame. For such a breed we had to build a poultry palace!
From plans I downloaded for free from Virginia Tech and and about $650, we have a very nice 8'x8' home for the flock. I built everything including the windows and doors from scratch. It turned out pretty good.
storage space up top & a real working cupola for ventilation.
Note the temporary brooder in the lower right
Thanks for stopping by!