Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
  • Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    Egg Size:
    Egg Color:
    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 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.

    Easter Egger chicks

    Easter Egger egg

    Easter Egger rooster

    Easter Egger hen

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

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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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. birdo101
    "LOVE my sweet easter eggers"
    Pros - Great layer
    Cons - non
    I love my sweet easter egger! After she started laying, she became very friendly and is one of the best layers in the coop. She almost lasted all winter laying! (Live in desert) Everyone needs an easter egger in there flock :)
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    pasuit, ~Cuba~ and Bonniebooboo like this.
  2. Beckychick11
    Pros - Personality, egg color
    I love getting Easter eggers. When they are chicks, you never know what you're gonna get. Their coloring changes so much over the duration of feathering. I love having blue eggs in my carton. They can sometimes be the class clown in a flock! Super friendly!
    pasuit and ~Cuba~ like this.
  3. tarahtt
    "Great for Backyard pets!"
    Pros - Variety of Colors both the birds because of the mixed breed and the eggs coming in blues, greens, pinks and browns. . Docile and great pets when raised from chicks.
    Cons - I need some acreage to keep up for my love of these girls!
    My Easter Eggers have given me a beautiful variety of chickens in different colors not to mention the variety of egg color that comes with them. I get blue, blue/green and pink! They are docile enough for my 4 year old daughter to pick up. If you aren't worried about your birds being purebreds, these are wonderful backyard chickens!
    pasuit likes this.

User Comments

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  1. vllang
    A Easter Egger is created by crossing a Brown egg Rooster with a Blue egg chicken. Everyone wants to say EE's are Americana's but this isn't so. There are several Blue egg laying chickens True Blue Whiting, Cream Legbars, Auracana's, Americanas and I think there is another I am leaving out. This is why you see EE's that look nothing like the Auracana lines.
      pasuit likes this.
  2. Liz Birdlover
    I love my EEs so much, they are the sweetest natured birds, easy to handle and lay beautiful eggs daily, even throughout the winter without providing extra light. They have wonderful personalities. I got several at a place where they were overcrowded, not happy at all, and were quite traumatized and skittish. I cleaned each one up, checked them over, tended to their injuries, one had very bad bumblefoot, and another was plucked totally bald. Now they are all happy, healthy, calm and actually come running to me when they see or hear me. The Roosters are very sweet, and the youngest one just loves me, and lets me pick him up, and sits on my lap to be pet. They are wonderful!
      pasuit likes this.
  3. pasuit
    LOVE EGGERS!!!!!!!
  4. Nutmeg15
    I have raised two EEs (one roo and one hen who has sadly passed on), as well as a barnyard mix that I suspected to have come from an EE, and they have been the most beautifully colored chickens I have raised. Not to mention their eggs! One of my hens was the classic orange-brown color with black feathers, the other a silky gray, and my rooster is basically a rainbow. I miss finding a green egg and a blue egg in the nesting box each day. My two hens were excellently tempered and liked being handled moderately. The rooster is very protective of his hens (which he over-mated until we separated them) and aggressive, but I chalk that up to being a rooster and not his breed.
      VHoff and pasuit like this.
  5. ChicksInCT
    Our blue EE is top of the flock. She's a real people charmer--flies up to my shoulder, dances on my feet when she wants something. Will walk around the outside of the house looking in to find me if she needs something and shout at me to come help her with whatever she needs...such as back into her house to lay. She's a gentle top bird. Puts them in their place but no blood. One of our absolute favorite girls--would get another in a heartbeat. Kids absolutely adore her. She is always first to come say hi when we get home. Ours lays green, very productive and large eggs.
      VHoff, Neebiechix, Rickwar04 and 3 others like this.
  6. The Reds
    We just adopted a flock with these happy birds in it. They are very friendly, easy to catch, and the eggs are fun since we are used to just your average brown egg
  7. morrowsl
    I have six EEs. All are sweet birds.
  8. Varrington
    I have 2 EE's and they are more friendly than my Australorp's. I was surprised when they layed their first eggs. They we're supposed to be Americauna. But I got green/ light olive eggs. Love my girls anyway.
      VHoff and pasuit like this.
  9. Allisonlovesnancy
    how do I know if my girl is an EE rather than an Ameraucana?
      pasuit likes this.
  10. jake bauer
    My lone Easter egger developed a off set beek, could not eat on her own, felt bad and thought this is unfair and no way for a chicken to live , when the other 11 chickens peeked and scratched on the ground, she was alone but was reading on this site about possibilities. Started mixing chicken food and water, like a chicken oatmeal and soft human food, I feed her by hand 2 times a day, if I get the right consisitcy and amount in the cup of my hand, she drives her beek into it a little harder than normal and chugs it down. love it when I come home from work, I call out and she is so happy to see me, I feed her till full, lays a beautiful green egg 3 times a week. We also adopted a 3 year old, our neighbors gave us, sweet bird.
      Cycomiko, VHoff, Rickwar04 and 6 others like this.
    1. pasuit
      I'm so glad you took the time to investigate and get her to eat. Ive heard so many horror stories about culling them from the flock. Kudos to you,
      pasuit, Jan 3, 2018
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