Named after the nickname of the state in which they were founded—Ohio—Buckeyes are a heavy breed weighing seven to eight pounds, with rich brown plumage with gray tips on their tail feathers. In addition to providing a good supply of meat, Buckeyes are good egg layers, laying medium brown eggs. Buckeyes are cold hardy and docile, as well as good foragers. Buckeyes do best when allowed to range on grass. This is another breed that is threatened, and raising them in your flock will help ensure their survival as a breed. They are well-suited to small farmyards and backyards.