Easter Eggers

Average User Rating:
4.28443/5,
  • 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. SimplyLivinthatFarmLife
    4/5,
    "Easter Eggers"
    Pros - good information for newbie
  2. CrazyChickenLadyinGa
    4/5,
    "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.
    Purchase Price:
    35.00
    Purchase Date:
    11/06/2017

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  3. Cycomiko
    4/5,
    "Awesome pullets..."
    Pros - Pullet/Hen is good to all others in the flock
    Friendly
    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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User Comments

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  1. urbannarnia27
    @MyGirls5 Hi! To be honest, we're a little spoiled out here on the West Coast of Canada. We rarely dip to freezing AND my girls "winter" in our huge greenhouse over the winter with a heater as well (so they don't even go during this time). Sorry I can't be of more help!
  2. mamatink7
    nice review! how long did they lay smaller eggs? when do they lay larger eggs? we used to watch a ladies EE and they were all green and blue eggs; being larger sizes. we have 3 8 wk old EE
  3. 235chickens
    Mine is the first one to the gate.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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 .
  7. penny1960
    Mine are skittish as well but have them for colored eggs not pets
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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

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