This hard-to-find breed of chickens originated in Ohio in the late 1800’s. The Buckeye’s name comes from their feather color, which is comparable to the dark mahogany red buckeye nut, as well as being from the Buckeye State. Their wing and primary tail feathers will show some black. They also have close-fitting pea combs, which helps them thrive in cold climates.
Buckeyes are described as curious, calm, and friendly. They are the only breed of chicken accepted into the APA that was developed by a woman. Buckeyes lay around 200 brown eggs yearly, and also have excellent meat, making them a great dual-purpose breed.
Average mature weight: Roosters 7 1/2 lbs., Hens 5 lbs.
Select Pickup Date: Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 36 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 36 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Picking up Chicks: You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
100% Healthy Chicks Guarantee: If there is a problem with ANY of the birds after pick up you must CALL US IMMEDIATELY so we can help trouble shoot any possible causes for the problem. Review our Chick Care Guide for tips on how to set up their area and proper care. On cold days plan on bringing or purchasing a heat pack (hand warmer) for their travel home. It is highly recommended you have a thermometer in their brooder to observe that the temperature is as recommended by age.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen. But inventory is constantly changing.