Cackle Hatchery

"Hatching and Shipping Since 1936"
Family Owned for Three Generations

PO Box 529,  Lebanon, MO  65536
417-532-4581 - 417-588-1918 (fax)   .

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Day old Buckeye Chicks

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Buckeye Chicken Rooster

Buckeye Chicken Pullet

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Day old Buckeye Chicks

Day Old Buckeye Chicks

Buckeye Chicken Breed


Buckeye Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Buckeye Chicken Breed Information:

Named derived from Ohio's nickname of "Buckeye State".  The breed was developed in Ohio and first shown in 1902.  Recognized by the American Standard of perfection in 1904.  A dual purpose chicken and lays brown eggs.

Chicken Facts:
  • Poultry Show Class: American
  • Weights -   Hen-----7 lbs         Rooster------9 lbs
                       Pullet---6 lbs          Cockerel----8 lbs
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: Egg Laying and meat production
  • Egg Shell Color - Light Brown
  • Egg Production - 180-260 eggs per year
  • Country of Origin -United States (Ohio)
  • APA: -Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: -Threatened Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • BREEDER FARM SOURCE: “ Cackle Hatchery Poultry Breeding Farm” developing our bloodline or strain of pure Buckeye since 2007.

 Cackle Hatchery has these chickens for sale. If you would like just a few chicks for sale then check out our Small Poultry Order or City/Town Chicken Specials and also our Backyard Chicken Houses.

Minimum of 5 birds of each breed, variety, color, or sex. ONLY EXCEPTIONS: If you are ordering pullets, you may order 1 or 2 cockerels to go with them or UNLESS YOU ARE ORDERING ONE OF THE CITY-TOWN OR SMALL ORDER SPECIALS”  

Straight Run, Pullets and Cockerels are shipped at 1 day of age, the chicks arrive at your post office at 2-3 days of age You MUST have a minimum order of 15 chicks total. 


Breed  Group Quantity Per Chick Price
To Purchase
Buckeye Straight Run 5 3.50 17.50
Buckeye Straight Run 10 3.45 34.50
Buckeye Straight Run 15 3.25 48.75
Buckeye Straight Run 25 3.05 76.25
Buckeye Straight Run 50 2.75 137.50
Buckeye Pullets 5 3.90 19.50
Buckeye Pullets 10 3.85 38.50
Buckeye Pullets 15 3.65 54.75
Buckeye Pullets 25 3.45 86.25
Buckeye Pullets 50 3.25 162.50
Buckeye Cockerels 1 2.65 2.65

Buckeye Cockerels 10 2.50 25.00
Buckeye Cockerels 15 2.35 35.25
Buckeye Cockerels 25 2.20 55.00
Buckeye Cockerels 50 - 100.00



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