Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.31564/5,
  • 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
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    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 and 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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    Easter Egger chicks

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    Easter Egger egg

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    Easter Egger rooster

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    Easter Egger hen

    For more info on Easter Eggers and their owners' experiences, see our breed discussion here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/easter-egger-club.361185/
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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. Joannmcg
    5/5,
    "Very Friendly"
    Pros - Friendly, unique colors
    We have 5 and they are all so friendly and sweet. They come running to the coop run door as soon as they see us and follow us around the yard. Each one looks different and they are beautiful.
    pasuit likes this.
  2. Coop Z-ville
    5/5,
    "Love These Ladies"
    Pros - Super sweet
    Friendly
    Get along with other breeds
    Beautiful eggs
    These are super friendly birds that get along with everyone-other chickens and people. Docile and easy to care for. I think their feathers are lovely, and each Easter Egger is unique in its looks. I love the beautiful color of their eggs (mine are blue).
    pasuit and Robin K. like this.
  3. KCasey
    1/5,
    "Won’t get again"
    Pros - Completely stopped laying during molt.
    Very poor cold weather layers even with a little supplement light.
    Not friendly.
    Visually boring.
    Cons - Colorful eggs.
    I’ve had Americanas, Buff Brahmas and Orpingtons and Golden Laced Wyandottes over the years. All layed year round and through soft molt. I’ve had the Easter Eggers for 2 1/2 years and from a flock of 7 I get no eggs in late summer fall when molting and 3 eggs/week total in cold weather even with a little supplement light. They are also not much to look at - feathers are dull white, grey and tan except for one which looks similar to a golden lace.
    pasuit likes this.

User Comments

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  1. iumvs
    Love the pictures! I hope that we will be getting some Easter Eggers soon!
  2. Crazy for Chickens!
    Great post!
    I think its supposed to be 'related' not 'relationed', though. :)
      maldojas likes this.
  3. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
      Mary Monk likes this.
  4. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
  5. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
  6. Evelyn's Mom
    Love!! I chose my profile name for my fave hen, Evelyn the Easter Egger! Love her " honky" voice, her sweet personality and her consistent green egg every day!
      Mary Monk likes this.
  7. inearth
    I have 2 Easter eggers, (From what TSC said.) They're both hens and Both Sweet, They dont have much of any cheek or puffs though, just a weird pony tail or something going on at the top of their head, its so weird, I have never seen it ever before.
  8. Chook to chook
    We have one EE and she is not the sweetest or most personable bird. We got her as an adult and she was not handled much so I suspect that has something to do with her disposition. If I were to describe her personality, I would have to say "crotchety old maid". She is, however, one of our best layers. Her eggs are beautiful, large, and profuse in number. She actually taught our young birds to roost and to put themselves to bed in the coop at dusk, so she's is definitely a worthwhile bird if not the friendliest.
      achiekitty, Evelyn's Mom and Kikibg like this.
  9. nwsunshine
    Very dependable egg layers, large colorful eggs - we have 2- both are more on the aggressive side with other breeds in the flock, especially when it comes to roosting or eating. One runs like a roadrunner, very funny to watch.
      Kikibg likes this.
  10. davedavey
    Found a 6 week old chick in the parking lot at winco last summer. She was around 10 months becore she started laying.
    1. Devonne Short
      That's awesome!
      Devonne Short, May 9, 2018
    2. Corys chickens
      hay that's great and the eggs look really good to what kinds of chickens do you have
      Corys chickens, Sep 22, 2018

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