Easter Egger

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by akb47, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. akb47

    akb47 New Egg

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    I am new to this website but I love it already! Where (or what web site) is the best place to buy EEs?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC -- EE can be easily sourced from just about any feed store and any hatchery -- just look for the birds marked as "Ameraucana/Auracana" - those are, in fact, Easter Eggers being mis-marketed. Only one hatchery (Meyer) that I am aware of sells true Ameraucana and the price is reflective of the fact that they are the real McCoy.
     
  3. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are all good sites, I hope you find them helpful. Welcome to the BYC hope you like it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've ordered Easter Egger chicks from 4 different hatcheries over the years; Murray McMurray, Cackle Hatchery, Dunlap Hatchery, and Ideal Poultry, and have been happy with the birds and service of all four of them. Between these four hatcheries, I would suggest ordering from the one closest to where you live so that the chicks have less distance to have to travel in the mail.
     
  5. spiderlady

    spiderlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 2 EE pullets at a local (AK) feedstore. Im wondering if thery all are supposed to have the "muffs" or poofy cheeks or is there variation? One of mine has really obvious poofy cheeks but the other one looks normal like the others - no cheeks. The other chicks I got to start my flock are a welsummer and a barnevelder. Thanks in advance!
     
  6. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Not all EEs have puffy cheeks or beards. [​IMG]
     
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  7. TessaD

    TessaD New Egg

    How old would EEs be when we an figure out if they're roosters or hens?
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    At 6-7 weeks in most cases it should be pretty easy to tell. Of course there are always the oddball exceptions.
     
  10. spiderlady

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    Thanks! We are loving are little "cheeky".
     

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