Easter Eggers: friendly and good layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Summer98, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Summer98

    Summer98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the Easter Eggers friendly or real flighty? Can they make a decent pet? Also, do they keep laying over the years of their lifespan or do they stop laying faster?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Since they're mutts you'll get mixed reviews.

    Most are decent layers, most live a decent life and lay pretty long, most are pretty friendly.


    But there's a lot of exceptions. I myself had one who was flighty, one who laid about 20 eggs then laid internally plus she had a crooked spine, and I also had one who died pretty early from egg issues.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I have 2 and some youngsters coming up from my own mixes. I have one who is moulting, looking down right ratty and she's the only one still laying out of all of my birds. She's alittle flighty too. I think she might have Leghorn in her. She doesn't have the muffs or anything that some EEs have, but she lays a pretty pick egg.
     
  4. tinydancer87

    tinydancer87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother has an old hatchery EE hen, she's probably about 6 or 7 years old, lays a pale green egg a couple times a week. She used to be really friendly, but no one really spends much time holding her anymore so she has gotten more standoffish. But definitely has her own personality, lol!

    I think they make great pets.
     
  5. briter30

    briter30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first chickens I got were EE. I got three at the age of 8 weeks old. They are now 9 months old and are by far my most lovable chickens out of my flock of 9. They come to me whenever I call Treat! Treat! They also do not run when my 7, 3, and EVEN 2 year old comes near them. YES, even my 2 year old can easily pick them up without even a chase. My kids hold them like a baby and don't seem to mind at all! Also, if I am sitting on my outdoor chair, they will easily sit on me like a lap dog and be petted. With that said, I just got me 2 more EE. But I didn't get them until they were 18 weeks old. Neither are flighty but both are not easy to catch and prefer not to be bothered at first. But now, after a few weeks of having them, one of the new EE has jumped on my lap to be petted and is a lot easier to catch. My two new EE have not started laying, but my other 3 EE that I've had since 8 weeks old are very good layers. They lay about 4-5 a week. Hope this helps.
     

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