Buckeyes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Strevale, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Strevale

    Strevale Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone!

    I am new to the forums and I have a lot of questions. My husband and I want to raise some free range chickens in our backyard. We have about an acre of land, and are located in southeastern Wisconsin. We would like to free-range them, but I have read you still need to feed them, so we would like to give them organic feed. We decided on getting Buckeyes, but I'm having trouble finding information on them. Sorry if this information is somewhere else, but it would be nice to have it all in the same place. So here are some of my questions:

    What is a good site/book to explain how to raise chickens?

    How high can a Buckeye fly (how high do our fences need to be)?

    Are Buckeye roosters very load like other roosters?

    Where is a good place to get organic starter and feed?

    Where is a good place to get 6 Buckeye hens?

    What, where, and how much do you feed them?

    What coop plans are good for Wisconsin and 6 Buckeyes?

    What supplies do I need, and where should I get them?

    Thanks,
    ~Valerie
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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