Easter Eggers

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  • 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 & 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.







Recent User Reviews

  1. CrazyChickenLadyinGa
    "My favorite so far."
    I have 12 awesome girls. First time of me owning Easter Eggers. Lot's of colors and they are a bit vocal.
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  2. Cycomiko
    "Awesome pullets..."
    Pros - Pullet/Hen is good to all others in the flock
    Great Egg Production
    Cons - Cockerel gets meaner over time
    Cockerel rough on smaller chickens
    We had purchased week old Easter Egger "pullets" (sold as Americauna!) the mid april. They were much more skittish than our like aged White Leghorns or Isa Browns. About 3 months in it became evident that one of the pullets was a cockerel. We decided to keep it anyway.
    The Leghorns and Isa Browns were laying at 16/17 weeks, and our skittish EE pullet got bullied by the Isa Browns for 3 months until she finally laid a pink egg. It was worth it. She became calmer and friendlier overnight, ascended the pecking order right away, and lays 7 large eggs in 8 days, like clockwork 4on 1off 3on 1off. Cold Hardy and doesn't effect her productivity.
    As for the cockerel, we kept him and he mostly had been doing a great job as far as warning and protection to the flock. I also notice every egg I get is fertile. But, his first problem, as a young cockerel, ripped a leghorns crown mounting her. The leghorns hate him, and he is persistent and doesn't give up, no dance and not gentile. His last problem, at 9 months, he is getting aggressive with the family. I have a few 3 week old easter egger cockerels, 1 will be ready to replace him. Brownie.jpg
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  3. Chick N Mom 3
    "Very sweet!"
    Pros - Pretty colored eggs, friendly, great layers
    Cons - Can be noisy when wanting treats!
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User Comments

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  1. Coturnix Quail
    My EE is by far, the sweetest hen in the flock! I think you need at least one in each flock!
  2. ChickenyChickeny
    I have a black EE called sweet pea, she has these cute little 'mutton chops' it looks just like she has huge sideburns :) so cute
  3. ChickenyChickeny
    I have a black EE called sweet pea, she has these cute little 'mutton chops' it looks just like she has huge sideburns :) so cute
  4. Fiona394
    Best birds ever. Very calm and beautiful.
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  5. achiekitty
    My first EE, Brownie, lays big, brown eggs, which can happen. I guess one parent laid brown eggs. She was skittish when she was younger. She's over a year old now. But she's gotten friendlier over time. She's the "adventurous" one. She goes first, the others follow, even though she's at the bottom of the pecking order - foodwise, anyway. She loves to drink water and will almost always do so when I say " Brownie, water". She also runs to me when I whistle or clap my hands.

    I really wanted green eggs. I know someone who couldn't take care of his one remaining hen. Now we got Blondie, or Goldie (that's what my husband keeps calling her). She's 4 and has a calmer disposition. She doesn't get freaked-out as easily as the younger ones.
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  7. Bubbe
    I have 6 of these. I love the multi colored eggs that we get.
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  8. new2chx
    I have two EE's and would say both are semi-wild, crazy, spastic birds. Beautiful, but crazy.
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  9. mockingbird
    Maybe it's "hybrid vigor" but my "easter egger" chicks seem to thrive a bit better than my ameraucanas. Not that my ameraucanas are unhealthy - just not as robust as the F1 mix ameraucana/dominiques I hatched this year. They are adorable and I am looking forward to green eggs. (no green ham :p )
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  10. RoosterCogburn7
    EE's lay colorful eggs, but the most common is light green to light blue. They are naturally curious and great foragers when left to eat bugs and worms.
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