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The Sussex originated in the county of Sussex. They were prized table birds more than 100 years ago. The original colours were brown, red and speckled. The Sussex today is still a very popular breed to keep. Bred to be a dual purpose bird, it is one of the most productive breeds we have today. The hen will lay around 260 large eggs that are cream to light brown in colour. The Sussex is one of the oldest breeds that are still in existence today.


The Sussex chicken is an alert but docile breed that can adapt to any surrounding easily. They are good foragers. Whilst they are quite happy to be free range, they will also be fine if kept in a confined space. They can occasionally but not very often go broody. The speckled is the most likely of the breed to do this.


The colours found in Sussex chickens are brown buff, light red, speckled, silver and white. The Sussex chicken whatever its colour should be graceful. The eyes are red in the darker varieties but are orange in the lighter ones. They have a medium sized single comb. The earlobes are red and the legs and skin are white in every variety. The brown and red varieties are rare now with the other colours being quite common.

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Light Sussex bantam chicks

Description: Price increases with age. Unsexed light Sussex Batam chicks. Happy healthy birds from my own backyard flock.

Young Buff Sussex Pullets

  • Breed: Sussex
  • Age: 9 Weeks
  • Seller: Sam
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  • Location: Herstmonceux Show on a map
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Description: We have Buff Sussex pullets for sale at £10 each in the Herstmonceux area. Very pretty young birds. Contact us for current age and availability.

Lovely young gentle Cockerels

Description: 3 lovely calm young cockerels looking for new homes. Separately or together. Their dad is a Light Sussex and mum for 2 of them is a light Sussex and the dark one has a speckled Sussex as a mum. Used to be free range and part of a flock.

Sussex Hybrid

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Description: We sell a variety of POL fully vaccinated hybrids including the Sussex Hybrid. Plus we sell Omlet's Eglu Go and Go UP too, see our demonstrators today. We are based in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Sussex - Pullet - Light/buff and speckled Sussex large fowl

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Description: Light Sussex, Buff Sussex and Speckled Sussex, (PURE BREEDS NOT HYBRIDS) , .22week old over wintered hens just coming into lay £30 each. We also have day olds and growers from £7 each and hatching eggs with proven fertility (your welcome to look at partialy incubated eggs of the breeds you have chosen) Please visit our website for more photos or you can find us on Facebook. Noddys Pure Breeds

Light Sussex Point of Lay Hens

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Description: Attractive, hardy, friendly, dual-purpose, utility strain bred for egg laying ability, old-fashioned farmyard type hen, suitable for run or free range. Fully vaccinated giving life-time cover, wormed regularly and treated for fleas/lice.

Light Sussex pure breed chicks

  • Breed: Sussex
  • Age: 1 Weeks
  • Seller: Sera
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  • Location: Buxton Show on a map

Description: Light Sussex hatch due Thursday 26th April.... along with a few pure breed legbars .( blue green egg layers) Will require heat / brooder ..or I can grow your chosen chicks on ready for the garden At 5 weeks old. Happy & healthy chicks , raised using a natural diet, no GM foods and herbal supplements . Gradual introduction to the garden promotes healthy feather growth and good immunity. Located between Ashbourne and Buxton .

Latest Reviews For Sussex (5 of 71)

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love, love, love! friendliest , most curious, my favorite! - Virginia,

My speckled Sussex are definitely my friendliest.I have a six month baby boy and he helps feed our tiny flock. The Sussex always stop, spread their wings a little, appear to kneel to be petted. They also try coming in the house every day, peck on the back sliding glass door when they want something or to tell me they're turning in for the evening. Just love them

- Olivia,

A timid yet friendly member of the flock - Foxy,

These stunning and eye catching birds certainly make an attractive member of any flock.Once calm , they can tolerate any handling but tend to flap if not handled properly . They are mostly timid and would not be seen pecking your other poultry.overall an nontactile yet eye catching member of your flock!

Fantastic layer - Jane,

Lays beautiful eggs, has bossy confident persona. Not for the garden proud

Fantastic layer - Jane,

Lays beautiful eggs, has bossy confident persona. Not for the garden proud

Breeder Clubs for Sussex

Scottish Sussex Club

Telephone: 01569 766775

Sussex Poultry Club


Telephone: 01364 653182

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