6-Week-Olds: Easter Egger
Easter Egger Started Pullet Easter Egger Pullet
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Description:Don't have the time, equipment or inclination to care for chicks? Or were you ready for fresh eggs yesterday? This is the tickets! At 6-7 weeks old, these started pullets are ready to go outdoors, with no heat or special care requirements. Another wonderful benefit is that our juveniles are sexed twice, once at hatch and again at 6 weeks, which reduces your chance of ending up with roosters. Our six-week started pullets are floor-raised and socialized with humans, vaccinated for Marek's disease, and their beaks are intact--we never trim.
Easter Eggers are one of our favorites. They are friendly, great layers of large
eggs. Please note that while they chiefly lay blue or green eggs, they
may (rarely) lay any egg color, including tinted, white, brown or even
pinkish eggs. Their smaller body size makes them good in the heat, and
their small pea comb means they do well in cold, too, because they are
not as susceptible to frostbite. (They are often not especially good
winter layers, though.) "Easter Eggers" are hybrids that carry the
blue-egg gene. We like to think that the pea comb is linked not only to
the blue egg laying gene, but also to the "sweetness" gene, as well.
Because this is a hybrid variety (not a breed), even if you have a whole
flock of them, you can often tell them apart because they come in so
many different colors - which isn't always possible with other breeds.
All Started Pullets are shipped USPS Express Mail.
**Please do not immediately turn your started pullets out with an
existing flock. Read why, here.
These pullets will be vaccinated for Marek's disease and will be 6 weeks old when shipped.