Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
  • 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. BantammChick
    "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
    "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:


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  3. Poultry Place
    "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. Mahen100
    Since EE's are a hybrid of breeds and are not a true breed itself, I think it would be a stretch to attempt to describe their overall characteristics as a breed. I have one EE that is as friendly as any chicken I own, and another that I named "P.C." short for Problem Child. That chick ran head-long into fences and generally was a nuisance to the other birds. As P.C. has grown, she's come to be much more friendly and will hop in my lap for treats. I consider that hen one of the smarter birds I have, My experience is that EE's have a wide variety of characteristics that I do not associate with the EE as a bird.
  2. Flower Chick
    We have two EE's in a mixed flock as well and ours are the least friendly as well. But, one of the EE's seems to be slowly warming up to us. She will eat out of hands, she will hang out within feet of us if we are out working in the gardens (worms), and she has been coming up to our sliding glass door in the back to see what we are up to inside. I'm excited to see how much more she'll warm-up to us over the years. I'm not counting the EE's out yet!
  3. Mr Beaks
    I consider my EE's to be more independent rather than skittish. They're not as friendly as our other breeds but do enjoy human interaction - on their own terms .
  4. penny1960
    Mine are skittish as well but have them for colored eggs not pets
  5. Mr Beaks
    My experience has been the opposite. My EE hens lay consistently, taking a break during molt and my rooster is a sweetheart with his ladies and humans alike. He alerts them to predators and can often be heard calling them over to eat whatever morsels he's discovered. I guess I lucked out.
  6. Chicken Egg 17
    Ya the rooster in the pic I had actually showed up at my house if it was t for him I would have never thought of getting chickens now I specialize in breeding silkies my EE are in my mixed flock but I know what egg comes from every bird
  7. RodNTN
    I agree with all of you- great chicken!!! And they always lay in the winter! I have one though, Bunny, who thinks she has the right to lay her eggs ANYWHERE besides the nesting box. Brat!!!:)lol
  8. GloryBe
    I use regular lights on a timer in my coop to keep them laying in the winter, I just keep it within the summer hours of day light so they stay consistent year round and I up their laying pellets from 16%to 18% and/or 20% a really great quality name brand in the coldest of winter so their body doesn't labor to keep warm and take away from their muscles and egg laying and I also tend to feed them some warm water a few times a day when it is below 32°. Hope this helps some.
  9. DogCatChickMom
    Disregarded... don't think that this is relevant to the breed at all.
  10. Gresh

    I agree. I prefer my chickens to be as natural as possible.

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