Does anyone out there have Buckeye Chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by buckeye lady, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rootstown Ohio
    I have 7 sweet Buckeye hens. They lay beautiful eggs.
    I am a new chicken mom and I wanted to start with an endangered breed.
    Buckeyes are locals for me as well. They originated just 1 county over from me.
  2. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Hi there!
    I don't have any buckeyes (yet) but I wanted to tell you that I think its neat that you have such a close relationship with where your birds originated. Have you thought about getting a roo and selling hatching eggs?
    Now we need to see pics! [​IMG]
  3. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Songster

    May 13, 2008
    SW IA
    I don't have any yet, but have about 16 eggs in the bator, hope to have some in about 16 days! Do you have any pics of yours?
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I think they are beautiful birds and if I had room for another breed that is what I'd have but [​IMG] I am full to maximum capacity.
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Dont have any buckeyes, but if i cant get a hold of of my first two breed choices i migh get some from Meyers hatchery. I am one county away as well. I usually drive to Warren for feed, Harley Davidson and Walmart fabric in one run.
  6. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Yes, indeed, five five pullets from June and one cockeral, same age, from MPC/Meyer. They're really nice to look at and I felt it was doing a kind of good deed giving a home to something becoming rare. If I were doing a single breed, it might be that Buckeyes would satisfy my hopes and expectations on raising chickens; thought that of the Dorking but never acquired any in 2008.
  7. cbrookkelly

    cbrookkelly In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    Cranbrook BC Canada
    I have Buckeyes....five pullets and 2 cockerels from Ideal hatchery.
    I like them so much, I am slowly replacing my "laying" flock with them instead of the Isabrowns. They are amazing foragers which has sent me out to "herd" them closer to home quite a few times last summer. They are 26 weeks now and still no eggs though, but it is winter here in BC. The young Roos are very attentive and protective of their harem. I currently house them with my Barred Rock hens and hope to hatch some Black-sex links as well as the Buckeyes for next spring. I have many people interested in them, so should have no trouble spreading the breed around some.
    I don't have any recent pictures but have some of them at 16 weeks old. I will get some more recent pictures up soon.



  8. hoosiergal

    hoosiergal In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2008
    anyone know where i can buy some buckeye's too start a flock of my own?
  9. BeakSanctuary

    BeakSanctuary Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    I love those pictures!

    I didn't know many options of where to get what, so I bought mine from MyPetChicken and the order was fulfilled by Meyers. You'd have to wait until spring to receive any - kind of a long wait. I'm thoroughly pleased with them (no expert here, however). I keep my fingers crossed that nothing happens to my one beautiful roo before I can get some offspring.
  10. New2Peeps

    New2Peeps Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2008

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