Friday, February 8, 2019

Geetings Peeps! It's that time of year......

2019 has arrived and it's hard to believe January has come and gone!  Here we are already 1 week into February and the calendar is reminding me it's time to UPDATE the American Buckeye Club Breeders Directory.  Normally, this is done around the holidays but the last couple of years folks just didn't want to be bothered so we put it off until January/February.  So far there have been a number of new additions and a few updates but more are expected in the coming weeks.

If you find an error or learn a breeder is no longer breeding or selling Buckeyes please email Jeff Lay at and let him know!  Once again for 2019, Jeff is ONLY offering adult Buckeyes but he usually knows who is offering day old chicks and/or hatching eggs around the country.  Need to find some stock give Jeff a shout if you hit a snag!  Hatchery's have gotten better with their Buckeye breeding programs in recent years, Meyer Hatchery has been turning out some dandy near show quality Buckeyes.  Don't hesitate to give them a go for your day old chick needs!

To ALL the Buckeye breeders out there, please do your best to respond to email, text, phone calls and letters.  We all get bombarded with them this time of year and its easy to get behind (I'm guilty).  Every year, we hear complaints from folks who cant reach a breeder on the directory so please take a look and make sure your contact information is up to date as well.

Happy Hatching!!!

PS - Shumaker Farms is still breeding & raising Buckeyes in SW Ohio. Logan, their middle daughter will be showing her Buckeyes and other poultry this year around the regional shows and county fairs!  Welcome back Joe, even though you never really went away, it's good to see the fire is burning again and those brooders are FULL in 2019!

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