Experience the charm of Easter Egger chicks from Valley Hatchery, perfect for families, beginners, and poultry enthusiasts alike. These hybrid chickens, that are often called “Americana,” are a kaleidoscope of surprises. They inherit their fascinating egg-laying ability from Ameraucana chickens, known for blue eggs, resulting in an array of egg colors from pale blue, dark blue, and various shades of green to light brownish/pink. Each egg laid by these birds is a unique piece of art, adding excitement and variety to your egg collection.
Easter Eggers are more than just their eggs; they’re robust and adaptable, thriving in diverse climates and proving to be great companions for families with children and other pets. Their friendly and gentle nature makes them ideal for hands-on interaction, enhancing their appeal as pet chickens. With an impressive annual egg production of 200 to 280 eggs per hen, these chickens are as prolific as they are enchanting. Males typically weigh around 6.5 pounds, while females average 5.5 pounds.
Despite being hybrids and not recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA), Easter Eggers are notable for their diverse feather colors, patterns, and distinctive full beards under the beak. Their lifespan averages between 5 to 8 years, ensuring a long-term companionship with these feathered friends. However, it’s important to be aware of the genetic predisposition to scissor beak/cross beak in this breed, affecting about 1 in every 100 chicks. This is a condition where the top and bottom beak do not align correctly.
At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to providing you with healthy and happy Easter Egger chicks, guaranteeing a joyful and colorful addition to your flock. Choose these vibrant, family-friendly chickens for an unparalleled backyard poultry experience.
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: