Easter Eggers from Hatcheries

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Featherland, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    I was wondering about everyones experience with getting green or blue or brown eggs from easter eggers from different hatcheries.

    For example I have gotten 3 ee's from McMurray and all of them laid green eggs.

    How many ee's have you gotten from what hatchery and what percentage laid green/blue eggs?
  2. fargosmom

    fargosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Pasadena, CA
    I got two from Mt Healthy last January and both lay green eggs. Prior to that I got a pair from a local feed store (I think they got them from Privett but I'm not 100% sure) and of that pair, one lays green and one lays a pinky-browny color. I love them all though - their personalities are really funny and they're very outgoing.
  3. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2012
    Serenity Valley
    From Cackle Hatchery: About 15 over the years. 100% green.

    Through feed store: 2 chicks. 100% green.
    Last edited: May 3, 2012
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    McMurray 100 percent green
    Ideal 100 percent green

    Never came out with blue or other colors. A neighbor of mine had a flock of Ameraucanas a few years before I ordered mine, she had all sorts of colors, different shades of blue, green, a pink and one lavender all from McMurray.

    Too bad she got lucky while the rest of us had green egg layers, nothing more.
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    Meyers Hatchery, 2 blue and 2 green
  6. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2012
    Serenity Valley

    Oh, no, I am not disappointed at all. I wanted the all green egg layers. I did not want any of the brown, yellow, pink, or lavender eggs because they all look brown to me. The blue eggs look green to me. So 100% green is exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled with my green egg layers.
  7. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I'm subscribing so I can see if anyone has ordered EE's from mypetchicken. I am getting 4 this spring, I am hoping for some green or blue eggs. It sounds like this mutt breed is nice for temperament, so I'm so I'll be happy no matter the egg color. :)
  8. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

    Jul 14, 2008
    Stamping Ground, KY
    2 years ago I bought EEs from Meyer hatchery. They all looked like golden lakenvelders and laid the blue-est eggs. I hated to sell them! Strombergs, McMurray and Mt. Healthy laid all colors. (All purchased within the last 3 years)
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    My neighbor got 11 Easter Egger hens from Cackle. 8 laid blue/green eggs and 3 laid "pink" eggs.

    I've had 5 Easter Egger hens from McMurray. 4 laid blue/green eggs and one laid brown eggs.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  10. Queen of the chickens

    Queen of the chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    Unionville, MO
    We got five from Cackle in 2009. 2 laid green, 2 laid pinkish, and one laid blue. We got 6 from Cackle this year and I think we ended up with 4 green layers and one pale blue. One of the greens is a gorgeous moss green.

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