Often referred to as an Ameraucana, “The Easter Egg Chicken” is actually a mixed breed that is derived from the chicken breed of Araucanas. These are the chickens that lay nice medium sized colored chickens eggs and are one of many chicken breeds for sale online at chickensforbackyards.com. They lay blue and green shelled eggs which gives them the nickname of the “Easter Egger”. They add a great color variety to your egg basket and make collecting them a lot of fun. People really love the joy and excitement of giving and receiving such wonderfully colored and unique eggs. You can even create fun memories serving “green eggs and ham” to your family. Their appearance is generally multicolored being primarily tan and brown feathered. No two chickens will look exactly the same. Generally, this chicken breed is active and friendly within mixed flocks and well suited for chickens in the backyard or for free range chickens. Due to their size and unique egg characteristics, they are very sought after and greatly accepted by the backyard chicken enthusiast. They do very well in all climates due to size and pea comb and also do well in chicken tractors or small chicken coops. An average sized fully grown hen will weigh about 4 pounds while roosters can weigh up to 5. So try these Easter Egger chickens for raising chickens for eggs at home.
NOTE: The Easter Egger breed is known for having an inherent genetic beak issue. As they grow the chicks may develop scissor beak/cross beak. This means that the top and bottom beak do not align and normally gets worse as the chicken ages. The severity of this genetic issue differs and normally happens in 1 out of every 100 chicks.
|Egg Color||Blue/Green||Hardiness||Very Cold Hardy|
|Production||Good||Hen Weight||4 lbs|
|Personality||Active & Friendly||Rooster Weight||5 lbs|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
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