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Chicken Breeds item created by Super Admin, Jan 10, 2012
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 i will be buying more next year regardless!
Pros - Very freindly, lay lots of eggs, feathers can be a variety of colors
Cons - None that I can think of.
Pros - Very friendly
Cons - Can be flighty
My EE is by far my favorite bird in the flock. They are extremely friendly, and get along great with my other chickens. One of the best things about them is you never know what color they'll be (if you get them as chicks.) Overall a fantastic bird, EEs are great layers (beautiful eggs,) and make a great pet!
Pros - Sweet, calm, docile layer of colored eggs
Cons - Not steady in laying, seem fairly quick to wind down... but the personality wins!
"Easter Egger" seems to include a lot of variability in the breed... we got 3, and all 3 look different. However, they all have very sweet and calm temperaments, and lay eggs that range from olive green to blue-green. Very pretty! They've never been the most productive birds in our flock, and at 3 ours are definitely winding down, but we can't bear to part with them as they are just such mellow girls.
Pros - very friendly
Cons - none
I love my Easter Eggers, they are so sweet. As soon as they see ya they come running looking at you like did you bring me a goody. Love this chicken.
Pros - Beautiful eggs, funny looking (in a cute way)
Cons - Clingy (to flock), cheeky, speedy, shy
I have an Easter Egger named Junie and.. they're not exactly the most friendly.. sticks close to the adopted mother and runs away even after profuse handling.
Pros - Nice size blue egg
Pretty feather colors, nice size blue egg and good layers.
Pros - Beautiful variety, colorful eggs, funny personalities
Cons - Don't love to be handled
These are definitely one of my top favorite breeds! They tend to have the silliest and sweetest personalities. I love the colored eggs, and they are reliable layers. My Easter Eggers don't love to be picked up and handled, but they love following me around the yard and sitting in the grass close by me. You literally can't go wrong with these birds!
Pros - one of the most beautiful breeds around, lay gorgeous blue-green eggs
Cons - Not as nice as Ameraucanas
For some reason, In my experience, Ameraucanas have just been more docile. Even they come from the same order, and breeding place, I've just found EEs to be more skittish. Also, people commonly mistake them for an actual breed. An Easter Egger is an Ameraucana that doesn't fit the breeding standards of Ameraucanas. For example, if your hen is an "Ameraucana", but doesn't have tufts and a beard, then it is an EE. Also, there is only a few colors that are "true Ameraucana", so if you have any different colors, then it is an EE. Here is the website to find the breed standards: http://ameraucanabreedersclub.org/standard.html
Pros - Friendly, intelligent, Neat, nice looking
Cons - flighty, smaller size, Hard to ID sex early
I have 8 chicks now about 10 weeks old. 4 roosters and 4 hens. They are amazingly neat for chickens. Meaning they don't poop on everything all the time like some breeds. I have a rooster and a hen which are very friendly and a few somewhat friendly and some that are really skittish. They are beautiful birds with amazing color variety.