Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.33154/5,
  • 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. TelfTheElf
  2. BarnhartChickens98
    4/5,
    "Beautiful"
    Pros - Great color plumage and egg color, great foragers
    Cons - Flighty and an escape artist.
  3. Sherloki
    5/5,
    "My Favorite "Breed" thus far"
    Pros - Colorful, colorful eggs, variability
    Cons - Not the best layers, can be noisy, variabilty
    I have to say Easter Eggers are probably my favorite "breed", I love all of the randomness of the colors and how much each chick is a surprise as to what it'll look like. I had 3 Easter Eggers in my original flock of 10 (which sadly had to be rehomed when we moved), and now have 7 more EE chicks out of 21 total.

    Of the original 3, 2 were the friendliest of the flock and were happy to be handled, and the other one was the least friendly of the entire flock and would scream and run if you ever managed to get close enough to touch her. That's what I mean about variability, it's lovely in the colors of the birds and the eggs, but if you want consistency then this is not the breed for you. The new chicks are still too young to assess but no one has the same color pattern.
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User Comments

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  1. BamaBees
    I got 4 EE pullets from Tractor Supply this past spring. They are fine and quite handsome birds, but have not started laying yet. This might have something to do with the fact that all 4 have started CROWING.
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    1. TLHloveschicks
      LOL!!
      TLHloveschicks, Dec 24, 2018
    2. tjroth
      OH NO!!! That's my luck. I was given 6 chickens for free. One started crowing within 2 weeks and about 2 months later 2 more started.
      tjroth, Jan 21, 2019
  2. MarcyG
    We LOVE our sweet EE, "Robyn." Here's a pic of her taken last July 2018. She gifts us with beautiful light green eggs during laying months. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Blanchesmama
    We’ve been told some of our new ones are EE. They are so sweet, and love being held! I can’t wait until they start to lay!
  4. Silkie_Mama
    Absolutely gorgeous birds
      pasuit and Bonniebooboo like this.
  5. iumvs
    Love the pictures! I hope that we will be getting some Easter Eggers soon!
      pasuit likes this.
  6. Crazy for Chickens!
    Great post!
    I think its supposed to be 'related' not 'relationed', though. :)
      pasuit and maldojas like this.
  7. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
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  8. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
  9. Robin K.
    I have 7 chocolate easter Eggers in the incubator now. I hope they hatch!
  10. 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!
      pasuit and Mary Monk like this.

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