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Sussex Chickens


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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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Description: Light/Buff/Speckled Sussex £25-£30 each Hatching eggs (£2 per egg) and chicks (start at £7 each, unsexed) are also available. We are taking reservations for growers and Pol, with a small deposit. We are based on the Kent Surrey borders near Biggin Hill for collections or can offer nationwide delivery (except for chicks, they must be collected) Please visit for other breeds or find us on Facebook We are based on the Kent Surrey borders near Biggin Hill for collections or can offer nationwide delivery Please visit for other breeds or find us on Facebook

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Light Sussex hens - Sheila,

Wonderful chickens. Big birds, very attractive. Friendly and they come up to me and follow me round the garden. They go mad for sultanas - all four of them gobble them out of my hand. Bit of a frenzy! Eggs are really good. Out in all weathers. Alert and bright eyed and distinctive characters. 2

gud chick - Egco,

good chicken 2

A great garden bird. - Sue,

We've had our light Sussex hen, Sophie, for 7 years now and she's still giving us a lovely large brown egg every day. She's a wonderful pet, is happy to be handled and enjoys company. 2

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 2

- Olivia,


Breeder Clubs for Sussex

Scottish Sussex Club

Telephone: 01569 766775

Sussex Poultry Club


Telephone: 01364 653182