Acre 22 Poultry

Acre 22 is dedicated to promoting and preserving backyard poultry. Free ranged and hand-raised for your enjoyment.
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Welcome! to Acre 22

My name is Mitzi Young, I am a graduate of a Recreation and Leisure program. I work as an Adjuvant at a Peterborough nursing home where I provide various therapeutic programs such as yes, a chicken coop and hatching eggs.
I am the first person in history to erect a coop on a long term care homes property for residents enjoyment.
I am a poultry enthusiast who raises rare, hard to find breeds for all my customers to enjoy for years to come.
 
Need help with raising your own flock?
Dont know where to start? Acre 22 provides materials, phone calls and farm visits to teach you the basics of raising a happy flock in your own backyard.
Feel free to contact me for further information.

Easter Eggers

Written By Mitzi Young 
If you have been searching for the "perfect" hen ..these are it.  Breeding these birdsfor years now, Acre 22 is proud to expand these beautiful birds for your flock.
 
Easter Eggers are not a true breed. It is a cross between two birds. Normally a colored egg rooster mating with another hen, they will lay a variety of  large to extra large eggs that vary in shade from blue,green,olive, aqua and sometimes even pink. Easter Eggers vary widely in color and conformation, and are exceptionally friendly and hardy. Descendants from the Ameruacana and Arauana breeds these birds will not disappoint.
 
Since they are usually quite friendly to children and humans in general, they are a great choice for a family flock. Most hatcheries mistakenly label their Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas or Araucanas (or various misspellings thereof). True Ameraucanas and Araucanas are currently only available through breeders. Easter Eggers do not qualify to be shown, since they do not conform to a breed standard.

They are prefer free ranging due to the curiosity factor. I have learned they can be quite comical and have unique personalities.  Hens can lay upto 300 eggs per year. They rarely exhibit any  broodiness which is ideal for those who don' want to bother with hatching babies or having the "break" the broody hen. Baby chicks are not very aggressive and exhibit a curious nature and love to be held.
 
Origins/History:
Class: Not recognized
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Egg-laying
Recognized Varieties: None recognized, but plumage varies widely
Egg Facts: Its fun waiting for the 1st egg to be laid, because you don't know what she will lay.
Egg Laying: Very Good (4/5 week)
Egg Color: Green/Blue/Pink/Multi
Egg Size: X-Large
Fancy Features:Can have muffs and beards
Comb Type: Pea Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4
Suitability to Backyard Life:
Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well, prefers free ranging.
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Fun
 
 

Do you know?

Do you know?

Easter Eggers is the most popular chicken for the poultry enthusiast due to the size,shell colour and beauty of the bird
Another term of "Easter Eggers" is "Rainbow layers" because of they lay a vast colour of egg shells