Sussex Chickens

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History

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.

Behaviour

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.

Varieties

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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Sussexs For Sale

Please Note: All Chickens listed here are for collection only. They cannot be delivered by the Seller or by Omlet. Once you have purchased the Chickens you will be emailed the Seller's contact address details.

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Breed: Sussex - Chick
Descriptions: Sussex - Chick
Variety: Light
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Beacon Stud
Seller Rating:            7 reviews
Description: We have chicks in lots of varieties. Excellent layers and a chance to buy these young and imprint on them. Beacon-stud Benenden.We also have a wide selection of point of lay hybrids laying multi-colour eggs and lots of rare breeds as well! Open 7 days and kids & dogs welcome!
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£7.00
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Breed: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Large Fowl
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: We have Light Sussex Large fowl hatching eggs for sale at £1 each either collect direct or we can post in poly boxes at £5.50 per 6
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.00
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Breed: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Buff Sussex
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: Happy Hatching
Seller Rating: New Seller!
Description: We have Buff Sussex Large fowl hatching eggs for sale at £1 each either collect direct or we can post in poly boxes at £5.50 per 6
Location: Kent Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.00
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Breed: Sussex - Chick
Descriptions: Sussex - Chick
Variety: White
Age: 6 weeks
Seller: michelle4671
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: LIGHT SUSSEX CHICKS UNDER 2 WEEKS OLD £3 EACH I ALSO HAVE HATCHING EGGS £1 , CHICKS £3 AND OTHER RECUE/REHOME HENS AT PIONT OF LAY £5 WE REHOME/HOME ANY UNWANTED HENS OR COCKERELS please contact me first as I list on other sites
Location: Leicestershire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£3.50
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Breed: Sussex - Mature Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Mature Hen
Variety: Light Sussex
Age: 84 weeks
Seller: michelle4671
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: LIGHT SUSSEX RECUE/REHOME HENS IN LAY £5 WE REHOME/HOME ANY UNWANTED HENS OR COCKERELS I ALSO HAVE LIGHT SUSSEX CHICKS UNDER 2 WEEKS OLD £3 EACH , HATCHING EGGS £1 , please contact me first as I list on other sites
Location: Leicestershire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£6.00
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Breed: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Descriptions: Sussex - Fertilised Eggs
Variety: Light Sussex Large Breed
Age: 0 weeks
Seller: michelle4671
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: FRESH EGGS COLLECTION IS BEST BUT CAN BE POSTED I ALSO HAVE LIGHT SUSSEX CHICKS UNDER 2 WEEKS OLD £3 EACH I ALSO HAVE HATCHING EGGS £1 , CHICKS £3 AND OTHER RECUE/REHOME HENS AT PIONT OF LAY £5 WE REHOME/HOME ANY UNWANTED HENS OR COCKERELS please contact me first as I list on other sites
Location: Leicestershire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£1.20
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Breed: Sussex - Cockerel
Descriptions: Sussex - Cockerel
Variety: Light Sussex Large Breed
Age: 20 weeks
Seller: michelle4671
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: NICE GUY BUT NOT WANTED I ALSO HAVE LIGHT SUSSEX CHICKS UNDER 2 WEEKS OLD £3 EACH I ALSO HAVE HATCHING EGGS £1 , CHICKS £3 AND OTHER RECUE/REHOME HENS AT PIONT OF LAY £5 WE REHOME/HOME ANY UNWANTED HENS OR COCKERELS please contact me first as I list on other sites
Location: Leicestershire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£6.00
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Breed: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Descriptions: Sussex - Point Of Lay Hen
Variety: Hybrid
Age: 22 weeks
Seller: Riverside Roost
Seller Rating: No Feedback!
Description: 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.
Location: Flintshire Show Map
Delivery: Collection
£15.00
Collection Only
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Latest Reviews For Sussexs (5 of 70)

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- Olivia, 25 December 2013


           A timid yet friendly member of the flock

- Foxy, 19 October 2013

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, 26 July 2013

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


           Fantastic layer

- Jane, 26 July 2013

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


           Lovely chicken!!

- David, 07 May 2013

Tilly, our speckled sussex is really friendly, great in the garden and hardy, she is lovely!!!

 

Breeders Clubs for Sussexs

Scottish Sussex Club

Tel: 01569 766775


Sussex Poultry Club

E-mail: pat.gage2@btinternet.com

Tel: 01364 653182

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