Easter Egger Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SkyWalker209, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. SkyWalker209

    SkyWalker209 Out Of The Brooder

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    May 23, 2011
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    Are EE's a real breed of chicken or are they kind of a "mutt" bird? I see pics posted all the time of people asking what kind of birds they have and it seems that EE's always look different from the last one. Is it a generic type bird or are there characteristics I'm not noticing? I'm very new to the chicken world and am very curious to the answer. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    They are a mutt bird but that does not make them any less interesting or appealing. There are characteristics, and if you'd like to see a great discussion of EE's go on to the Easter Egger thread, and then check out the Araucana and Ameraucana threads in this part of the forum. Those three are going to be very helpful with your questions! Oh and [​IMG]

    EE thread
    Ameraucana thread
    Araucana thread
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  3. SkyWalker209

    SkyWalker209 Out Of The Brooder

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    These links look very helpful and interesting. Thank you very much. Eight weeks ago when I received my very first chicks, I thought that I about 4 hens too many. Now I find myself figuring out how to build a bigger coop so, in time, I might be able to get a few more.
     
  4. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Grounded on Earth
    They've got you now!! Chicken math [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I have enjoyed all of the EE's I have had. I was recently able to get Ameraucanas and they are silly, but wonderful, chickens too. I said I was only going to have 8 hens by the time it was all said and done, but now I'm already up to 12 chickens. Hope to see you around the forums and show us your chickens when you can, please!!
     

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