Pros: Beautiful plumage
I started with a dozen 4 week old mixed chicks from the feed store. 5 Easter Eggers were added about a month later. The previous owners fed them scratch and Timothy hay so they were not in healthy when they came to me. They were older, so they immediately took over as the lead hens, (the lone rooster was gorgeous but died within a week). When we added other hens a few months later, the Easter Eggers dropped in the pecking order and have become more reserved. Mine do not like to be handled and are reluctant to be hand fed. They hang out as a group and stay away from most of the other hens when they can. One started laying this week, beautiful blue eggs. The others are likely ready to start as well. YEAH!