Easter Eggers

Pros: Green eggs, great personalities, good egg layers
This is my favorite breed!
Purchase Price
3.49
Purchase Date
2009-08-01
Pros: Egg color variety; personalities
Cons: They are mutts, but why is that a negative?
EEs are my favorite of the flock. I was intrigued with the blue eggs and promptly bonded with the breed. Currently working on a breeding program to incorporate feathered shanks with the typical characterisitics of the EEs (beards, blue/green eggs, shale shank, etc). Started this off with cochin X EE cross. Interesting results.
Anyone notice a striking docility in the wheaton birds?
Purchase Price
0.75
Purchase Date
2010-04-04
Pros: Colored eggs; great personalies
Cons: Some people with purebred breeds look down on them
I love Easter Eggers. I have several and they are awesome birds. They lay better than the Ameracaunas and Aracaunas, they're easy to find, and they're colorful. What's not to like?
Pros: Calm, friendly, attractive birds in a rainbow of colors, lay tinted eggs
Cons: A great deal of variablity in the type
Kids love collecting eggs already colored out of the nest! I do too. Mine lay pastel blue or green eggs. Curious and friendly, fun to have around.
Pros: Great green eggs
Cons: hid some eggs and not a great layer
We had one and she was great. Kind of looked like a hawk. She had some silver and gray mixed in with other colors. Eggs were a mint green. Wish she would have layer better and not hid so many eggs. We once found 26 green eggs hid in a tool shed. We loved her though and she was sweet.
Purchase Price
2.99
Purchase Date
2009-04-04
Pros: Calm, intelligent and those beautiful eggs.
Very nice birds. Very fun to have with small childeren, they love the blue, green, olive eggs. I have to admit, there is something magical about those eggs..brings out the kid in me every time I gather them.
Pros: adorable blue green eggs, great personality
Cons: no winter egg laying in cold climates
Love the 2 hens we have they have super personalities and lay adorable eggs....that is until it got cold. No more eggs this winter. I would say they would be perfect in warmer climates maybe the egg laying would not stop completely.
Purchase Price
5.00
Purchase Date
2011-03-31
Pros: Temperament, beautiful eggs
Cons: Don't have room for more chickens!
I'd love to have more...
Purchase Price
3.00
Pros: Sweet temperament, colored eggs.
Cons: Mixed breed (not showable), slow to mature.
These are sweet birds! Curious and affectionate, I have heard that these are slow to mature. One of mine lays an olive green egg. They are all friendly and quirky.
Purchase Price
3.00
Purchase Date
2011-07-04
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Pros: Coloured eggs
LOVE the coloured eggs! Birds' personalities are varied - some very friendly, some not so friendly
Purchase Date
2011-04-29
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Pros: Great Layers, beautiful colors, some are gorgeous, friendly
Cons: some are not so pretty
I have 4 Easter Eggers. 3 of GREAT layers and I get about 6 eggs a week from each.

I hasn't started laying. 2 of the easter eggers are very friendly and let me hold them. 1 is skittish. 1 follows me around but is a little snooty. She is not the friendliest of the hens to me or the other hens. She isn't mean just b*tchy.

here are some eggs.

i got mine from cackle hatchery.

Purchase Date
2011-04-27
Pros: Beautiful Eggs
Cons: Flighty
I have 5 EE hens. They are super flighty. I love their different patterns and colors and they lay pretty eggs. So its a trade off I guess. Plus, I am used to the gentle and laid back orpingtons.
Purchase Price
4.50
Purchase Date
2001-04-01
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Pros: It is fun to see what color your chicks will turn out AND what shade of blue or green their eggs will be!
Cons: had a mean roo EE once
Fairly reliable layers, but a smaller egg than some of my other hens. They make for a pretty egg basket, though!
Purchase Date
2010-10-23
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Pros: shy, cuddly, colorful, content with confinement
Cons: gets picked on by more flighty/wild breeds
These are my favorite birds so far. Of my flock, these are the ones who come running to greet me, and jump into my lap if i sit down. Unlike some of the other breeds i've tried, they did not get "wild" when making the transition into adulthood. I have since bought a few adult hens that tended to be more shy and flighty, but in time I have won them over. I have had 3 different rooster so far, and all 3 were different. They can be overly protective of their hens, depending on the individual rooster. My current rooster will spur me if i come up too quickly, but he is very gentle with his flock and newcomers to the flock (after slowly being introduced) I have seen him protect youngsters from the flock bullies and he feeds the chicks as though they are his own. He always gives the best tidbits to the hens, and is happy to be held and petted if i approach slowly. I edited to add that for the more timid ones, hand feeding treats does wonders. Mine go nuts over bananas, but like any treat don't go overboard!
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Pros: Great layer!
Cons: Bully
Our EE was great until about a year old when she turned into a terrible bully and "got sent to the farm."

We didn't get more EEs, nor do we plan to.
Pros: Pretty Color Eggs
Cons: none
I love my Easter Eggers ..
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Pros: Friendly, Plumage, Variety, Egg Color
Cons: Can't be shown
I only have one Easter Egger, but it is my intention over the next five years to obtain an entire Easter Egger flock. The personality of my bird is friendly and spunky. She is equal to, if not better than a silky when it comes to ease of handling, and human attachment. If you are looking for a pet quality bird, look no farther than the easter egger!
Purchase Price
2.00
Purchase Date
2010-06-25
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Pros: Egg Color, Feather Color
Cons: Flighty, Egg Laying
They are nice to look at because of their variety in color and egg color. However, they are nervous birds, more so than my White Leghorns and their food to egg ration is low; meanining they are not the best layer out there.
Purchase Price
10.00
Purchase Date
2011-04-16
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Pros: Lots of colors, both feathers and eggs
Cons: Non-standard, often sold as Ameraucanas
These are fun birds to have. The color of their chick down often isn't a good indicator of what they'll look like as adults, so it's a neat guessing game as to their final plumage. The downside is that they cannot be shown and people often pass them off as Ameraucanas to unsuspecting customers. They are good layers and I have had one prove her worth as a broody hen.
Purchase Date
2009-06-30
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