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Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.26948/5,
  • 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. combatfuzzball
    4/5,
    "Great birds"
    Pros - Friendly, intelligent, Neat, nice looking
    Cons - flighty, smaller size, Hard to ID sex early
    I have 8 chicks now about 10 weeks old. 4 roosters and 4 hens. They are amazingly neat for chickens. Meaning they don't poop on everything all the time like some breeds. I have a rooster and a hen which are very friendly and a few somewhat friendly and some that are really skittish. They are beautiful birds with amazing color variety.
  2. Chicken Girl1
    5/5,
    "Fun birds"
    Pros - Pretty, sweet, lay colorful eggs
    Love my Easter Eggers, sweet, adorable, quirky birds with great personalities. Although I advise get a nipple waterer especially if you have these birds because they get their birds all wet and dirty with other waterers.
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  3. TheBantyCoop
    4/5,
    "Wonderfully Quirky Birds"
    Pros - MAZING eggs, Full of Antics, Cold-Hearty, Fun to Look at
    Cons - Flighty, Delicate, Beards Get Muddy
    My EE gives me little room to complain about her.


    PROS:

    Her eggs are SO beautiful and they catch the eyes of visitors frequently, and she is quite diligent in her laying practices.

    She is the most animated of my girls. Whenever I walk to the coop, she flies onto a perch on the side of the run immediately in hopes of catching the first glimpse at the morning veggie haul.

    I appreciate how cold-hearty she is. I trust her beard and pea comb to shelter her from any mildly frosty weather.

    She is a funny-looking girl, but in the most wonderful way. I really like how all EEs seem to have different patterns and colors. Her beard makes me laugh. [​IMG]
    The roosters are breathtaking!


    CONS

    She is quite flighty and if she wanted to she could EASILY scale an 8+ foot fence. I keep an extra eye on her while she is ranging. I have trouble catching and handling her, which can be problematic. She stresses much more easily than my other birds and is always the first to run from anything scary, which can be a pro for ranging.

    She is the scrawniest of my birds. She feels less hardy overall and she is somewhat smaller, although this is not reflected in her eggs.

    Her beard gets muddy, especially after rain or eating something sticky, like watermelon. This is not a huge deal, but sometimes it becomes a health hazard and I need to clean it up a bit. I do not believe that most people have this problem. I just live in an area with a large quantity of precipitation, and maybe my EE is just messy.


    Consensus: They are awesome birds and I would recommend them to anyone wanting to get chickens or add more girls to their flock after disclosing some of the mild problems I have with mine.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. 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.
  2. 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! 
  3. 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! 
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. chicken4prez
    That's not my rooster. It's just a profile picture for the EE. :)

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