Buckeye Breeders Directory

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The American Buckeye Club Breeders Directory is offered as a free service for both breeders and the public to help improve and increase the Buckeye population.

Breeders Sorted By State and Color-Coded Based on Years of Experience:  While we support all levels of experience here at the ABC, and recognize that earnest newcomers to the breed can raise beautiful, high-quality birds, we feel it is important to recognize those of us who have been working with Buckeye's for many years.  To this end, we have sorted our breeders not only by State, but also by their years of experience. Here is the color key:

Breeders with more than 15 years experience are shown in red
Breeders with 5 to 14 years experience are shown in black
Breeders with less than 5 years experience are listed in green
Hatcheries are listed in blue


A Note On "Hatcheries":  Hatcheries are just that, large poultry businesses that may breed and sell a variety of fowl, including Buckeyes.  They are not in the business of providing the best quality birds, but their birds are generally very affordable. Though some hatcheries have been selling Buckeyes for many years, possibly decades, we have created a separate category for hatcheries due to the special nature of their business. If you are considering purchasing birds from a hatchery, we encourage you to inquire about the origin of the hatchery's breeding stock. Some will share information and some will not.  If you just want some Buckeye egg layers and don’t care about their origin, or in getting the highest quality breeding stock, a Hatchery may be an ideal place to purchase inexpensive Buckeyes.

Buckeye Strain: Since we are interested in the preservation of the Buckeye breed, it is often helpful to know what strain of birds (or genetic makeup) the Buckeyes we are purchasing originated from. The information provided in this listing is provided by the breeders.

A backslash ("/") between strains indicates the strains have been combined.  Strains listed without a backslash are available as pure strains from the breeder.  For example, a breeder that shows they are working with "ALBC/Brown, Urch, and ALBC" is indicating that they have pure Urch and ALBC strains available as well as a strain derived from a combination of ALBC and Brown.

In some cases, the exact origin of the Breeder's line is unknown. This does not mean the birds provided by the breeder are not wonderful examples of the breed, it only means that details of its genetic heritage are unknown. 

For the purposes of this blog, we use the APA definition of "strain" which is as follows: "A family of any variety of fowls bred in line by descent by one fancier, or a successor, during a number of years, that has acquired individual characteristics which distinguish it more or less from other strains or specimens of the same variety."

Please note we use the terms "strain" and "line" interchangeably on this site.

NPIP Certification: The National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) was established in the early 1930's to eliminate the spread of infectious diseases among poultry breeders and processing facilities. Breeders with a NPIP number maintain their facilities to meet NPIP standards and allow random State inspections to certify their poultry and poultry products are free of contagious disease.

Breeder Inclusion in the Directory: If you are a Buckeye breeder you can be added to this directory for free by contacting us by e-mail with your name, mailing address, e-mail address, website, phone number, and what you offer for sale (such hatching eggs, chicks, adult birds).  If you participate in the NPIP, please also provide your NPIP number. In addition, please provide information about your "strain". For example, let us know if your strain is from the "Brown", "Urch", "ALBC", or "Lay” lines or if it originated from a hatchery (and let us know which hatchery). If you don’t know the strain, simply state “strain unknown”.   Buckeye breeders who do not wish to identify their strain will be listed as "strain unknown” following the line “Breeder since 20XX”.  The ABC reserves the right to remove the contact information of any breeder at any time.


Out of respect for the Buckeye's home state, 
Ohio Breeders are listed first, then all other states appear in 
alphabetical order.  
(Breeders outside the United States are listed after USA Breeders)

Ohio

John Brown
10450 Harrison Rd.
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Breeder Since 1980: Originator of the Brown line
NPIP #: --


Shumaker Farm Poultry
Joe Shumaker
2118 Gibson Rd.
Martinville, OH 45146
Email: joe.shumaker@yahoo.com
Website: www.shumakerfarmbuckeyes.com
Offers: started & adult breeding stock
Breeder Since 2009: Brown / Lay
NPIP #: 31-697


Robin Rau
3684 McLean Rd.
Franklin, OH 45005
Phone: 937-743-9039
Email: RobinRau@e-mail.com
Offers: Hatching Eggs & Day Old Chicks
Breeder Since 2002: Brown / Rau (Large Fowl & Bantams)
NPIP #:--

Crains Run Ranch Rooster (photo by Jeff Lay)
Crains Run Ranch
Jeffrey Lay

4686 Crains Run Rd.
Miamisburg, Ohio 45342
Phone: 937-470-2888
Email: jlay3@woh.rr.com
Website: http://www.crainsrunranch.com/
Offers: Hatching Eggs & Day Old Chicks
Breeder Since 2002: Originator of the Lay line (also maintains the old lines from Pearce, Rhodes, Urch and Pierce)
NPIP #: 31-337


Ann & Bob Wood
12575 Collins Arbogast Rd.
South Vienna, OH 45369
Phone: 937-834-1122
Email: awood281@woh.rr.com
Breeder Since 2009: Lay
Offers: Hatching Eggs & Day Old Chicks
NPIP #: 31-414


Jan Humphries
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-509-9713
Email: jan1ah@aol.com
Breeder Since 2009: Brown / Lay / Rau lines
NPIP #: --


Robert Cummings
2001 Hogback Rd
Sunbury Ohio 43074
Phone: 614-477-1465
Email: bobcummings@gremag.com
Breeder Since 2010: Lay & other lines
NPIP #: --


Phil Rybinski
Circleville, Ohio
Email: buddydog955@frontier.com
Offering Buckeye chicks and hatching eggs
Breeder Since 2011: N/A
NPIP #: --


Providence Farm
Jill Smith

6494 Martinburg Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740-391-6494
Email: providencefarm98@embarqmail.com
Breeder Since 2007: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


MoonDream Meadows
Vicki & Max Weinrich

NE Ohio - Ashtabula County
Email: kuunoita@yahoo.com
Breeder Since 2012: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Twin Hearts Farm
Brenda Durham-Pesta
Williamsburg, Ohio
Email: brendadurham5@aol.com
Phone: 513-646-0061
Breeder Since 2012:
NPIP #: --


Richard Presley
4786 Township Road 21
Marengo, OH 43334

Phone: 419-560-8416
Breeder Since 2013:
NPIP#: --


Circle U Farm
Josh Ulrey
Ada, Ohio 45810
Email: joshnu78@yahoo.com
Offering Buckeye chicks and hatching eggs June of 2014
Breeder Since 2013:
NPIP#: --


Double B Poultry
Bill Boone
535 S Raab Rd
Swanton, Ohio 43558----
Email: boone2008@embargmail.com
Phone: 419-825-2379
Offering hatching eggs & chicks
Breeder Since 2009: Strain ???
NPIP #: 31-515



Cross Gable Farms
Mark Chevalier

26328 Locust Grove Rd.
Creola, OH 45622
Phone: 740-596-0452
Email: chevalier@ohiohills.com
Breeder Since 2007: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


BaaLiss Grass Farm
Deborah Mattix & Clarence Atkinson

7285 County Road 183
Fredericktown, OH 43019
email: dsm203@hotmail.com
Breeder Since 2006: Meyer Hatchery/Urch
NPIP: #31-471

S.M. Fildes Rare & Endangered Poultry
122 Southgate Ave.
Morrow, Ohio 45152
Phone: 513-680-1243
email: smfildes@gmail.com
Offers: Day old Chicks & Started LF
Breeder Since 2009: Various Lines
NPIP: #31-511

Meyer Hatchery
626 SR 89
Polk, OH 44866
Phone: 888-568-9755
Website: http://www.meyerhatchery.com/
Breeder Since 2006: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

Photo by Jeff Lay of Crains Run Ranch














Alabama

Daniel Buzbee
7502 Alabama Hwy 69 South
Cullman, AL 35057
Phone: 256-287-1422
Buckeye Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Arkansas

Sissy’s Poultry Pen
James Cunningham
17 CR 636
Bay, AR. 72411
Phone: 870-638-9396
Email: coloneljim-69@yahoo.com
Offers: Day Old Chicks and Hatching Eggs
Breeder Since 2014: Hatchery
NPIP#: 71-0685

California

Azalea Springs Preservation Sanctuary
Douglas Hayes

P.O. Box 588
Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: 707-942-5107
Breeder Since 2010: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Babe's Birds
Tony & Erin Krier
Nipomo, CA
Phone: 805-931-0883
Email: krier-4@sbcglobal.net
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Central Valleye Buckeyes
Thomas J. (Tom) Dinwoodie
2749 Herrod Ave
Atwater, CA 95301-9422

Email: centralvalleyebuckeyes@yahoo.com
Alternate email tomatotomplus@yahoo.com
Phone: 209-357-1134 (home)

Cell: 831-212-0173
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: CA409


Cook's Ranch
Teresa Cook
Valley Center, CA 92082,
Phone: 760-717-4919
Email: teresarcook@gmail.com
Breeder Since 2011: ALBC Line
NPIP #: --

California Hatchery
PO Box 102
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Phone: 530-413-8257
Email: service@californiahatchery.com
Website: http://www.californiahatchery.com/
Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Colorado

Ann Hehl
Colorado Springs, CO
Phone: N/A
Email: hehl@juno.com
Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP # : --


Delaware

Tanya N. Miller
281 Marjorie Lane
Harrington, DE 19952
Phone: 501-412-5208
Email: blazingcoppersunshine@hotmail.com
Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown (Buckeye Bantams)
NPIP # : --


Florida

Never Say Never Farm
Ann Holt

3264 Yothers Rd.
Apopka, FL 32712
Phone: 407-399-1592
Email: nsnfarm@yahoo.com
Breeder Since 2007: Lay / Braden lines
NPIP #: --

Roseland Haven Farm
Mary Wetterstroem

912 Cowert Rd.
Plant City, FL 33567
Phone: 813-494-8485
Email: mwetterstroem@gmail.com
Breeder Since 2009: Braden/Lay/Urch lines (via Ann Holt & Sand Hill)
NPIP #: 58-1451

Spring Hill Heritage Poultry Conservatory
6227 BoatWrite Rd.
Spring Hill, FL 34609
Email: CHICKENS@Spring-Hill-Heritage-Poultry-Conservatory.info
Website: www.Spring-Hill-Heritage-Poultry-Conservatory.info
Currently offering hatching eggs and chicks
Breeder Since 2010: Unknown
NPIP #: --


Illinois

Alan Brauer
282 Washboard Trail
Hillsboro, IL 62049-3428
Phone: 217-532-2437
Email: mailto:abraure@praize.comBreeder
Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

Bob Gilbert
2009 S. Vine St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-417-0112
Email: theporkstork@yahoo.com
Breeder Since 2009: ALBC / Brown / Urch lines
NPIP #: 1145

Idaho

Karen Bratcher
3644 E. Payette Street
Athol, Idaho 83801 
Phone: 208-660-6601
Email: karenbrat1@gmail.com
Offering a few birds in the fall of 2013
Breeder Since 2012: Shumaker
NPIP # : --


Indiana

Sarah & Lydia Patterson
2308 W. 500 N
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone:
Email:
Offering chicks and hatching eggs in 2015
Breeder Since 2010: Shumaker & Others
NPIP #: --


Hidden Creek Farm
William Dyke

5335 Adelaide St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Phone: 317-979-2744
Email: Bill.Dyke@Hidden-Creek-Farm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hidden.Creek.Farm.of.Indiana
Offering: Day Old chicks; Pullets & Cockerels; Hatching Eggs
(Pickup or local delivery ONLY, no shipping.)
Breeder Since 2012: Lay
NPIP #: --

Iowa

Sand Hill Preservation Center (Hatchery)
Glen & Linda Drowns

1878 230th St.
Calamus, IA 52729
Phone: 563-246-2299
Email: sandhill@fbcom.net
Website: http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/
Breeder Since 2000: Urch line (both new & old Urch lines)
NPIP #: --

Welp, Inc. (Hatchery)
PO BOX 77
Bancroft, Iowa 50517
Phone: 800-458-4473
Website: http://www.welphatchery.com/
Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

Kansas

Felix Hoy
206 Railroad St.
Mulberry, KS 66756
Phone: 620-764-3215
Email: hoy@ckt.net
Breeder Since 2011: Urch line (via Janet Hatch)
NPIP #: --

Kentucky

H. Hicks
Delta, KY
Email: nyeguy2@aol.com
Sells: Hatching Eggs thru Ebay only
Breeder Since 2002: Lay / Brown / Pierce lines
NPIP #: --

Maryland

Baltimore Honey & Buckeye Chickens
Meme Thomas

6115-6117 Stanton Ave.
Baltimore City, MD 21210
Email: meme.thomas@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.baltimorehoney.org/
Breeder Since 2012: Unknown Hatchery lines
NPIP #: --

Maine

Fresh Meadow Farm
David Manski & Shira Singer
444 Norway Dr.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Breeder Since 2006: Unknown
NPIP #: --

Polly Chasse
63 Stetson Rd
Hartford, Maine 04220
Phone: 207-597-2368 or 207-212-3502.
Email: pollychasse1@hotmail.com
Breeder Since 2012:
NOT OFFERING any Buckeyes in 2014
NPIP #: --

Massachusetts

Robert R. Rhodes
133 Millville Street
Mendon, MA 01756
Phone: 508-282-0252
Breeder Since 1970: Originator of the Rhodes line
NPIP #: --


Minnesota

Turnland Poultry
Duane Urch

2142 N.W. 47th Ave.
Owantonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-451-6782
Email: dpurch@netzero.net
Breeder Since 1950's: Originator of the Urch line (Early Tallman line)
NPIP #: --

Prairie Chick Poultry
Theri Voss
43100 County 48 Blvd
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Phone: 507-250-3386
Email: prairiechickpoultry@gmail.com
Breeder Since 2010: Urch
NPIP #: --

Earl of the Manor
Jason Karwoski
P.O. Box 1
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: 651-270-3551
Breeder Since 2012: Strain Unknown 

Stromberg's (Hatchery)
PO BOX 400
Pine River, MN 56474
Phone: 800-720-1134
Website: http://www.strombergschickens.com/
Breeder Since 1975: Originator of the Stromberg line (Early Urch line)
NPIP #: --

Michigan

Terry Gill
14181 Washburn Rd.
Otter Lake, MI 48464
Phone: 810-691-5945
Email: gillt57@aol.com
Breeder Since 2006: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Ruth Whitney
3694 West Madison Rd.
Alma, MI 48801
Breeder Since 2006: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Missouri

Liz Bounds
Macks Creek, MO 65786
Phone: 573-745-0822
Breeder Since 2007: Lay / Ideal Hatchery lines
NPIP #: --


J Squared Farms
Janet & J.R. Hatch

Kingston, MO
Phone: 816-586-2262
Email: jghatch@centurytel.net
Breeder Since 2009: ALBC/Brown, Urch, ALBC liness
NPIP #: 43-727


Travis Anders
Anders Poultry Farm
23312 East 327th Street
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone:816-830-9006

Email: anderspoultryfarm@directv.net
Web Site: http://www.freewebs.com/anderspoultryfarm
Breeder Since 2009: ALBC Line mixed with unknown lines

Offering day old chicks and hatching eggs
NPIP #: 43-678


Cackle Hatchery
Jeff Smith
PO Box 529
Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: 417-532-4581
Email: cacklehatchery@cacklehatchery.com
Website: http://www.cacklehatchery.com/
Email: jeff@cacklehatchery.com
Breeder Since 2009: Strain Unknown
Offers Day Old Chicks ONLY
NPIP #: 43-105

Montana

Heritage Organics, LLC
PO Box 135
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-381-6576

Email: heritageorganicsmt@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.heritageorganics.org
Breeder Since 2010: Brown / Rau

Offering day old chicks and hatching eggs
NPIP #: Pending



Linda Cardenas
Stevensville, MT 59870
Phone: 406-207-1745
Email: bitterroot_buckeyes@cybernet1.com
Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Rough Diamond Farm
Chris McVeda
Great Falls, MT
Phone: 406-781-0057
Email: mcveda@hotmail.com
Buckeye Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line


Walking K Acres
Tom & Sharon Kaberline
3320 Baldy Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-558-4755
Email: sharonrae7@bresnan.net
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --



New Mexico

Privett Hatchery
PO Box 176
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575-356-6425
Email: privetth@yahoo.com
Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

New York

Little Heirloom Acres Farm & Preserve
William & Gabrielle DeSimone

PO Box 181
Garrattsville, NY 13342
Phone: 607-965-2351
Email: littleheirloom1@aol.com
Breeder Since 2005: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Bruce & Robin Dunning
1037 Ledge Hill Rd.
Westport, NY 12993
Phone: 518-962-8336
Email: bcdunning@hotmail.com
Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

North Carolina

Wild Oats Organic Farm
Micheal W. Adkins

8400 Deer Path Court
Stokesdale, NC 27357
Phone: 336-209-1595
Email: mwa7956@bellsouth.net
Offers organic fed chicks, chickens and eggs, plus organic feed. 
Breeder Since 2009: ALBC and Urch liness
NPIP #: 55-1055

American Livestock Breed Conservancy
Jeannette & Fred Beranger

270 Bailey Way
Siler City, NC 27344
Phone: 919-837-5828
Email: jberanger@albc-usa.org
Breeder Since 2005: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

East of Eden Farm
Jonathan & Jan Bostic
Huntersville, NC
Email: food@eastofedenfarm.com
Website: www.eastofedenfarm.com
Buckeye Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --


J & S Farms Heritage Poultry
John & Sue Marshall

8743 NC HWY 150 South
Linwood, NC 27299
Phone: 336-752-2886 (office)
           336-675-9385 (cell)
Email: jsfarm@ptmc.net
Buckeye Breeder since 2008: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Sustainable Poultry Network
Jim Adkins
642 Moffitt Hill Road
Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone: 209-890-5326
Email: jim@centerforpoultry.com
Buckeye Breeder Since 2011: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Sonburst Farm
Pat & Annalee Weaver
Salisbury, NC
Phone: 704-638-6533
Email: sonburst@bellsouth.net
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line



Oklahoma

Stoney Creek Heritage Farms
Bil Francis

Beggs, OK 74421
Phone: NA
Email: stoneycreekheritagefarm@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.stoneycreekheritagefarm.com
Breeder Since 2009: Brown / ALBC / Lay (2013)
NPIP #: 3219

Don Gibson
Shawnee, OK
Phone: NA
Email: dgibson39@att.net
Breeder Since 2009: Unknown
NPIP #: --


Oregon

Rusty C Farm
Andrew & Angi Cartales
Newberg, Oregon
Phone: 503-709-1442
Email: rustycfarm@onlinenw.com
Website: www.rustycfarm.com
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --



Pennsylvania

Shoalwater Kennel
Garnett Persinger
14182 Loake Road
Conneautville, PA  16406
Phone: 814-587-2365
Email: shoalwater@windstream.net
Breeder Since 2007: Strain Unknown
Offers eggs and adult birds
NPIP #: --

South Carolina

Patient Wait Farms
Gail & Mike Cooley

Piedmont, SC 29673
Phone: 864-947-8881
Email: bcsiren@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.patientwait.com/
Breeder Since 2009: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Live Oak Farms
Chuck & Allison Schaum

270 Sam Davis Rd.
Woodruff, SC 29388
Phone: 864-991-9839
Website: http://www.liveoakfarmsllc.com/
Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

Tennessee

Kristina Martone
Kingston, TN
Phone: 865-209-8919
Email: tennesseeturkeys@gmail.com
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Skyline Poultry
James Meeks

302 White Rd.
Old Fort, TN 37362
Phone: N/A
Email: support@skylinepoultry.net
Breeder Since 2010: Braden line
NPIP #: 331

Hiwasee Nursery
Robert McGinnis

Phone: N/A
Email: R_McGinnis@msn.com
Breeder Since 2010: Braden line
NPIP #: --

Texas

Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms (Hatchery)
215 West Main St.
PO BOX 591
Cameron, TX 76520-0591
Phone: 254-697-6677
Email: help@idealpoultry.com
Website: http://www.idealpoultry.com/
Breeder Since 2005: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --


Virginia



Davlin Farm
Dave & Lynne Updegrove
Lincoln, Virginia
Phone: 540-338-5964
Email: davlinfarm@aol.com
Website: www.davlinfarm.com
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: 52-271


Willow Spring Farm
Don Buck
505 Milk Plant Road
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
Phone: 276-782-0499 or 276-686-8242
Email: willowspringfarm@centurylink.net
Breeder since 2013: ALBC line
NPIP # : --

Checkmate Farm
Joe & Kathy Donovan
18923 Checkmate Lane
Bluemont, Virginia 20135
Phone: 540-554-2858
Email: kathy@checkmatefarm.com
Breeder Since 2012: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Luis Matos
Roanoke, VA
Phone: 866-884-4599
Email: roanoke7va@aol.com
Breeder Since 2008: ALBC line
NPIP #: --

West Virginia

Moon Haven Farm
Laura Bowers

228 Donohue Rd.
Evans, WV 25241
Email: laura@moonhavenfarm.com
Breeder Since 2006: Strain Unknown
NPIP #: --

Don Schrider
Harpers Ferry, WV
Email: brownleghorn@gmail.com
Breeder Since 2006: Originator of the ALBC line
NPIP #: --

Wisconsin

Purely Poultry (Hatchery)
Tyler Danke

PO Box 1065
Oshkosh, WI 54903
Phone: 920-472-4068
Email: chicks@purelypoultry.com
Website: http://www.purelypoultry.com/
Breeder Since 2009: Urch line
NPIP #: --

Canada

Triple J Farms
Janet Koch

Calmar, Alberta, Canada
Email: janetdawn@xplornet.com
Phone: 708-777-5719
Website: http://conjuringcreekboardingkennels.com/farm.html
Buckeye Breeder Since 2010: Strain Unknown (Canadian Hatchery)
NPIP #: Not applicable outside the USA

 

The American Buckeye Club gets breeders & hatchery names, addresses and other contact information from a variety of sources. These sources include the Internet, non-copyright protected printed material, and other breed directories. If your name appears in the Buckeye Breeders Directory and you wish to be removed, please send us an email and we will be happy to accommodate your wishes.

The American Buckeye Club relies upon the integrity of both buyers and sellers, and we cannot guarantee the health and/or quality of poultry being sold.