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Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.3118/5,
  • 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. KCasey
    1/5,
    "Won’t get again"
    Pros - Completely stopped laying during molt.
    Very poor cold weather layers even with a little supplement light.
    Not friendly.
    Visually boring.
    Cons - Colorful eggs.
    I’ve had Americanas, Buff Brahmas and Orpingtons and Golden Laced Wyandottes over the years. All layed year round and through soft molt. I’ve had the Easter Eggers for 2 1/2 years and from a flock of 7 I get no eggs in late summer fall when molting and 3 eggs/week total in cold weather even with a little supplement light. They are also not much to look at - feathers are dull white, grey and tan except for one which looks similar to a golden lace.
  2. Chick-N-Fun
    5/5,
    "Sweetest chickens in my flock!"
    I absolutely Love my EE! Great temperaments and pretty blue and green eggs! Every flock should have at least one!
  3. LaurEliz
    5/5,
    "Great Chickens"
    Pros - Friendly to humans and other birds, fun-colored eggs, variety of colors, rarely go broody.
    Cons - Nothing comes to mind.
    I absolutely love my easter egger chickens. Their beautifully colored eggs add variety to my mostly-brown eggs. These birds are friendly to all of their peers and are very friendly to humans as well. I will always have easter eggers in my flock if possible. Currently I have three easter eggers and two easter egger mixes. All are lovely! 39933149_2332195220130636_857852999354023936_n[1].jpg 40051490_2335846083098883_5066206322710544384_n[1].jpg
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User Comments

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  1. horsegirl101
    you should get a bantem. the r soo cute!!!
  2. raquel3271
    I can't say for sure. It might be a recessive gene but I have one that is beardless and she also has brown eyes instead of orange.
  3. 1USAVET
    Why do some have "beards" and others do not?
  4. Chickgirl201040
    my mom had a chicken like that named speck and she would come up on the porch and chill with my mom and when she came inside she she NEVER pooped but last year we found her in the neighbors feild died:'(
  5. ChicKat
    Thanks for the info on the EE...... wonder how mine will compare when she begins her laying career.
  6. NativeBeauty
    Hang in there....I have three hens and they are my most consistent layers in the coop. Once they begin laying, their personalities changed and they stopped the skittishness and now crowd at my feet in the morning, looking for hand-outs. And their eggs are lovely shades, varying from olive to a robin's egg blue.
  7. gmachicken
    I was surprised at the size! I have a mostly white one (EE) and one that has molted into a beautiful mostly buff and white. Their eggs are the largest next to my sexlinks. The Buff and White one, Ariel is hardly ever crabby and is the bud to our first BO. She was the most "emotionally" shaken when we had a dog attack so is a bit shy. The White one, Snow White (can you tell I have a 7 year old (at the time) princess naming these! LOL) is much more friendly. I usually can pet her on the roost or in the box. They are smart and they will fly but not to high and only a short distance. Hope you enjoy your little one like we have ours.
  8. miraclesnow
    Great Post. Thank you I have one americauna (easter egger?), it's 7 weeks old. I was wondering what to expect other than it is beautiful.
  9. snooptwomey
    I have 4 in lockdown in my incubator right now. I am pretty sure 3 are good, 1 is iffy. This is my first time ever incubating. I have an EE roo already, very beautiful and he is very nice to people, my large dog, and his hens. I love his big poofy grey beard/muffs
  10. TownhouseSeramas
    Aww poor babies, I'd like to get a few EE bantams, but I have Seramas, so I don't think they'd have to worry about bullying.

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