Buckeyes are an endangered breed worth preserving! They are also the only chicken breed of the American Class to have been developed by a woman in -- you guessed it -- "The Buckeye State," Ohio. Their coloring is a rich mahogany brown with dark gray tips on their tail feathers.
Buckeyes are especially docile and can go broody. Their relatively large size and small pea combs make them winter layers and very cold hardy. They are fair layers of brown eggs, year round, and have a reputation for being good mousers.
* The minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12 due to Rhode Island state law.
Baby Chicks: Behind the Scenes