A year ago May 18th I got 25 Buckeye chicks to raise. My goal was lots of eggs for me and the family. I chose Buckeyes because they are listed as an endangered breed and I thought - why not? I've been disappointed to say the least. Due to my inexperience and bull-headedness I have only five hens left and the egg laying is sporadic. I get one or two eggs a day out of five fat hens who eat a lot. I'm now raising Plymouth Barr Rock, Buff Rock and Amauracaunas. These are reported to be better layers and I really hope this is true. My conclusion is that some species or breeds don't need to be perpetuated just for the sake of having them around. Buckeye lovers are going to jump my hide for that one but it's my opinion. When my Buckeye hens stop laying altogether I'm done with them and will have a big pot of Buckeye stew. I'm considering including a couple or more of Black Orpington that are supposed to be good egg layers. Comments please? P.S. I just burned a pot of brown rice because of this post and my absent-mindedness. Thank god for smoke alarms.