Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.27673/5,
  • 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. BantammChick
    5/5,
    "Must have in a backyard flock!"
    Pros - Lay beautiful eggs,sweet and tame.
    Easter eggers are very sweet birds,they lay green and blue eggs, and they are more of a cold-weather bird.
  2. famerzellman
    4/5,
    "Love them!"
    Pros - sweet natured
    Cons - mystery deaths
    i loved watching my groups fuz change to beautiful feathering/ markings. i love their sweet gentle nature. Reason i didnt give 5 star is this is my third group and i have lost two of them so far this year to mystery deaths :hit i will be buying more next year regardless!
    Purchase Price:
    3

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  3. Poultry Place
    5/5,
    "My favorite birds."
    Pros - Very freindly, lay lots of eggs, feathers can be a variety of colors
    Cons - None that I can think of.

User Comments

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  1. Coopmom56
    Contrary to your experience, my EEs are the sweetest of my flock. My Hazel (named after my grandma in heaven) chases me around until I pick her up. I usually lay her on her back in my hands and stroke her neck and breast and she sticks her legs straight out and goes to sleep. Haha! Her friend, Peaches, also likes to be held. Maybe I was just lucky in the two that came to me?
  2. ScottandSam
    We love our too. only one squats for me only. But the skittishness has save there live several time when coyotes come around. The very friendly ones get taken first from the flock for dinner. and Yes we love the colored egg surprise. I have 2 more that should be laying soon. Come on Pink

    Scott
  3. Turk Raphael
    With regard to clipping wings, cutting two on a single bird is tantamount to not clipping any.
  4. flyladyrocks
    I know this was a few years ago but I was looking for Orsheln EE reviews so thanks! We got our silkies in the Frozen Craze. Anne, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Arendelle. Olaf is a boy by a fluke but Kristoff a girl - she is oneof our 2 black silkies and has the beard, b/c well boys have bears girls don't and Arendelle is a girl! Kids and chickens are the best combo!
  5. summerb123
  6. Bantu
    Beautiful birds, beautiful eggs but they are not good birds to have if you have a
    predators anywhere near your property. Easter eggers are gentle, lay very well but I like to free range my birds and these girls would wander away from the flock and within 3 weeks all 5 of mine where gone.
  7. Oma Char
    We have what they said are Aracaunas....or maybe easter eggers. We get a pretty light blue ...2 medium blue ..1 army green...and a pinkish white.
  8. FlyWheel
    I have a flock of those too. I just wish I knew how to get them to hop up on my lap, love getting petted, and braid my beard like other EE owners say their's do (OK, maybe the beard braiding is going a bit far...).
  9. silkiefrizzles
    I have one Easter Egger that is almost ready to start laying. She is very sweet and doesn't bully the other chooks, even though she is almost twice as tall as them. She is quite shy and flighty, and when she was small enough she kept going through the fence, until she lost half her tail to the dog, but I will enjoy having some green or blue eggs and will probably get some more Easter Eggers.
  10. Coturnix Quail
    Would Orpingtons and Cohcins be considered "mean"?

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