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Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.2707/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Comb:
    Pea
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium
    Egg Size:
    Medium
    Egg Color:
    Blue/Green
    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet,Docile
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Any and All Colors
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    The Easter Egger is not really a breed. They are relationed to the breeds Ameraucanas and Araucanas, then bred with many different breeds so they no longer fit either breed's standards. They usually have muffs & pea combs, but come in nearly every variety and color, some even have ear tufts or are rumpless. Each EE is different, but overall they are usually a smaller bird that lays pink, green, or blue eggs. They are normally friendly and calm, and their colorful eggs make them a popular choice in backyard flocks.
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Comb: Pea
    Broodiness: Seldom
    Climate Tolerance: All Climates

    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    Medium (4-5/wk per chick)
    Egg Size: Medium
    Egg Color: Blue/Green

    Breed Temperament:
    Friendly,Easily handled,Calm,Bears confinement well,Quiet (muffed ones especially quiet), Docile

    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Any and All Colors
    Breed Details:
    Most birds have green legs, while slate legs are often a sign of a blue egg layer. They are gentle birds that love treats and will often follow you around as you tend to chores. Chicks usually have poofy cheeks, and the typical chipmunk stripe pattern. Not all chicks have muffs, however, depending on breeder's flock. The chicks can sometimes be curious and very brave, but as they grow they mellow out. The roosters take very good care of their hens, foraging food, and following their every move. They are the farm favorite here, and there is nothing better than 'Green' eggs and ham.

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Recent User Reviews

  1. SoCalClucker
    4/5,
    "Sweet breed with pretty eggs"
    Pros - Sweet, calm, docile layer of colored eggs
    Cons - Not steady in laying, seem fairly quick to wind down... but the personality wins!
    "Easter Egger" seems to include a lot of variability in the breed... we got 3, and all 3 look different. However, they all have very sweet and calm temperaments, and lay eggs that range from olive green to blue-green. Very pretty! They've never been the most productive birds in our flock, and at 3 ours are definitely winding down, but we can't bear to part with them as they are just such mellow girls.
  2. lbierly
    5/5,
    "Sweet, Sweet chickens"
    Pros - very friendly
    Cons - none
    I love my Easter Eggers, they are so sweet. As soon as they see ya they come running looking at you like did you bring me a goody. Love this chicken.
  3. givengrove
    3/5,
    "Cheeky"
    Pros - Beautiful eggs, funny looking (in a cute way)
    Cons - Clingy (to flock), cheeky, speedy, shy
    I have an Easter Egger named Junie and.. they're not exactly the most friendly.. sticks close to the adopted mother and runs away even after profuse handling.
    Overall:
    3

User Comments

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  1. MissBobbi
    all six of mine are (I believe) EE's. I got them as chicks at Tractor Supply and can't clearly define any as a breed so I'm assuming they are EE's. They are only 3 months old (or so) so they are not laying yet, but all but two of them love to be touched and are very friendly birds. They are a great flock!
      old glory ranch likes this.
  2. Bonniebooboo
    My 4 hens are very nice. very pretty. 2 lay green eggs and 2 lay light brown eggs. (tan/cream) no pink. all have grey legs, muffs and beards, and pea combs. bought as Ameraucana's, but guess they are EE's. Now I have 6 chicks out of them and a cross bred rooster, none of the chicks have grey legs. they are 8 weeks old now. still pretty birds. The hens are 4 yrs old now, and have never been broody at all. But lay 5 eggs a week. I think that is pretty good. I hatched the eggs in an incubator.
  3. DyingPhoenix
    I have gotten three different batches of EE's from a local Rural King. I was told they receive chicks from Cackle Hatchery.

    While I love the rainbow mix of colors and how their eggs have always been a beautiful mint green, the birds are consistently timid and flighty compared to all the other breeds. I bought another 5 EE chicks this year and guessed they would be the scaredy-cats of my new bunch and was correct. The chicks were borderline frustrating, as they were so timid in the brooder that they scared all the rest of the breeds into a frenzy whenever I even walked up or did anything around them.

    Not one of my EE's have been outwardly friendly and calm, they do settle a bit as they get to the laying age and will squat for me, but only if I'm lucky and I only get one chance to touch them before they will run from me all day long lol.

    However, I will always have a place for them in my mixed flock because I do enjoy them regardless. I'll just cuddle and pet another breed instead.
      old glory ranch likes this.
  4. SYLVIA STEVENSON
    Can anyone tell me if they've ordered from Cackle Hatchery, especially any Rhode Island Reds or Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, or Easter Eggers? And, I understand each Easter Egger can have a different personality and each within the same breed can have a different personality (and I do have an older Easter Egger now who is not a cuddly bird but she is nice and lays well). I got a batch of Black Australorps from Chickens from Backyards (which has great service) that are extremely skidish and unfriendly. Also, if I get any new breeds again, I want to try to make sure that are somewhat friendly, fairly docile and/or at least will fit well in a mixed flock without much aggression (allowing for a normal pecking order of course) and be easy to handle.
    1. PattJ
      I agree about Black Australops. I have some Gold sexlinks that are very nice hens, and the few Barred Rocks I've had were also nice. My Buff Orpingtons have been of mixed personalities. My favorite hen ever was a Millefleur, but they lay small, white eggs, so not great if you sell eggs.
      PattJ, Jun 20, 2017
  5. med1pilot
    Just received our first two Easter Egger pullets and I have to agree with the calm and friendly description. They are a little on the timid side and having a hard time incorporating themselves in with the other five girls we have.
  6. TheBantyCoop
    Lil 2 UYour birds sound fantastic!My EE is hand-raised and hand-feed often as well, but I still notice that she is very reluctant to approach me. She is a character! 
  7. TheBantyCoop
    yyz0yyz0
    I am sorry to hear that you had that experience. It is extremely bizarre that your EE took a whole year to lay!
  8. TheBantyCoop
    yyz0yyz0
    I am sorry to hear that you had that experience. It is extremely bizarre that your EE took a whole year to lay!
  9. Lil 2 U
    My EEs are the most diligent layers - half of them lay all winter (without any supplemental light) and although I do agree that they are kind of willowy and not as bulky as my buff orpingtons, they lay larger eggs for their size. 90% of them lay every day from spring to fall, where as the buffs only lay 70%, and none during the winter. Mine were hand raised and are fairly tame but definately not as laid back as the buffs, but I spend a fair amount of time hand feeding the whole flock (more fun than candy crush!), so most will let me run my hand over them and are easy to catch and not even all that offended after a handfull of mealworms. I don't keep an EE rooster, and cross breeding them with the buff orpington rooster gets them a little bigger and a little calmer, still laying blue/green eggs, but probably only for a generation or two. I think I'll always keep some in the flock!
      Bonniebooboo likes this.
  10. yyz0yyz0
    My first attempt at EE's has not been a good experience for me. I got three chicks from a feed store, one was a roo, one died within 24hrs and the last one took 51 weeks to lay her first egg! Not kidding 51 wks, actually it was probably closer to 52wks before we got an egg from her. She was just days away from taking a trip to freezer camp when she started to lay.

    I know my sample is very small, but after my experiences I won't be getting anymore in the near future.
    1. Bonniebooboo
      Sorry to hear that. failed first tries are hard to deal with. Sometimes it takes a second try. Best for whatever you decide to do. My 4 started laying eggs at 4 months old. stopped while in the molt and otherwise are consistent layers of Med/large eggs. are bigger than most of my Buff's.
      Bonniebooboo, Jun 30, 2017

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