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Buckeye Chicken

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

2/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

4/5

Egg quantity

4/5

Buckeye Chicken - Great production hens

By

United States

Posted Aug 19, 2013

I worked with Buckeyes from the time I was born until the age of 13. My mother mostly worked the coups. These chickens can be somewhat aggressive if aggravated, but the only time I have ever seen them to that point was when we introduced a game rooster into the pen.

Pros:
-Produce a moderate amount of eggs, but they do not defend them against snakes.
- Mostly friendly, safe around children (I was in the pens when I was 5 years old until 13).
- Meat is fairly tasty
-They can survive heat very well. We raised chickens in Texas heat and never had one die of heat stroke.

Cons:
- Very noisy
- For some reason attract owls, which will behead them.
- Do not defend their eggs

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