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light sussex chicken

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Pros: extremely friendly, great layer, very social, cute, copes well with heat, copes well with cold weather, intelligent

Cons: very loud in general, can be flighty

My sussex is by far the most frequent layer that I've owned, she is also extremely friendly and when my previous hen passed away, leaving her alone for a couple of days, she became very social with me and constantly sat next to me or on me. I have nothing bad to say about this breed but if I was being picky, my hen is extremely loud and makes a lot of noise, also if you are a first time chicken owner, pick them up frequently to make them less flighty/jumpy, mine loves being around me but is not impressed when I pick her up. 

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Pros: Good looking, great layer, adorable, docile, friendly, very big

Cons: It depends

It's no secret I love my Light Sussex. They are my favourite breed, I only got my girl because there were no Buff Orpingtons at the place and I definitely don't regret it! Siha is a beauty queen and she knows it. She is second in command, that is, she is not the alpha but she still gives out the orders - she is harsh but fair. She completely dwarfs my Golden Laced Wyandotte and Lavender Tailed Araucana - she is a big girl which can be an advantage and disadvantage. Personally I prefer the large size but it depends on what others like. This chicken however also has a bantam variety. 

She is simply a delight to be around and I love her to bits. I really want to breed Light Sussex in future as the roosters are simply stunning. 

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Pros: v sweet esp when hatched in a brooder

Cons: can bit a bit noisy at times

lovely birds ive 3 hens one which i hatched in a brooder and shes really friendly and follows me  all over the run taking to me lol. trying to peck at my clothes for attention. can be a bit noisy esp when im in there as she never quiet sure shes trying to tell me something!

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Pros: Plenty of large eggs. .Large bodied bird....very friendly.....BEAUTIFUL.

Cons: Cant think of any at present

We have 6  diffrent breeding chickens .. ALL visitors to our Ranch are drawn to these birds first...allways mesmerizing

Even OLD folks ..(like my 91 year old father) who have seen/had chickens back in the good old days.... They are my husbands favorite hands down..

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Pros: lays nice sized eggs,is friendly

Cons: None

I have a Sussex cross Isa Brown and she is the sweetest chicken ever.In the morning when I feed her she is always waiting for me.

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Pros: Excellent personality, Intelligent, high egg production, great forager.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Out of my flock of 10 (of various breeds) not only is my Light Sussex alpha hen, but she is by far the most intelligent. She seems to know exactly what I want her to do or where I want her to go.  She comes a running as soon as she see's me with a mattock or spade as she seems to know I will be digging and there will be worms up for grabs, but she doesn't jump on the tools or get in the way, she seems to understand she has to stand a few inches to the side, and then after I've dug up, she digs in for the grubs.  

 

She is also quite docile, but not so much that she seems stupid.  She does a very good job of making a racket to call for me when perceived danger is around .  And even though she is alpha hen she is not a bully, although she does have to give a few pecks here and there to put some hens back in place (unlike my second in command who is the biggest bully hen if ever there was one).  She is also very hard working, remaining busy all day constantly foraging and working the land. She is also my most efficient egg layer, giving me at least 5 large brown eggs per week.  And she's brave, not scared of going into new, unchartered territory after taking a quick look around to make sure it seems safe enough.  A great personality. She's almost like the perfect chicken.

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Pros: lovely quiet great mom

Cons: bit dozy

I have a buff sussex hen and am ordering 5 light sussex to produce goldtops next spring. there doesnt seem to be a buff sussex breed on the list though.700

 

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Pros: Friendly, great personality, good layer, intellegent.

Cons: None

I have a LS and she has the most wonderful personality.  She is a bit of a diva and likes to be top hen.  She is very brave and thinks nothing of jumping up and grabbing food out of my hand (like my lunch!).  She is 4 now and still laying well.  She can be a bit mean to other hens, but she likes to be top hen, so this may just be her trait.

 

She does make a noise if something like a cat is in the garden (good alarm system), so I know something is wrong if I hear her.  She also made a lot of noise after laying an egg, but then I guess that is common. 

 

She has not gone broody.   She can jump/fly quite high.  Loves to be held.  Eats out my hand. Very intellegent.  Thinks she lives in my house.  Bold and friendly.  I would get more and recommend the breed to anyone.

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Pros: Great layers, massive eggs, lovely crow, friendly chicken and extremely docile

Cons: Can't think of any

They are an excellent bird, quite large but very friendly, recognise voices and follow you round the garden! I'd recommend to anyone wanting chickens, high egg production and gorgeous tasty eggs! big_smile.png

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Pros: brilliant egg layers, go broody at the perfect time

Cons: can be flighjty if not handled enough and cockerals have realy loud crows

they are amazing dual purpose chickens i have 6 of them

light sussex chicken
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Description:

the light sussex is a great dual purpose bird that origanates from england. it lays aroung 270 + eggs in its first year. It rarely goes broody, and lays through winter. It is a very hardy bird that can survive in all climates. They are very friendly and docile birds, unless bred with an aggressive gene.

Details:
DetailValue
Breed PurposeDual Purpose
CombSingle
BroodinessSeldom
Climate ToleranceAll Climates
Egg ProductivityHigh
Egg SizeLarge
Egg Colorbrown, white and speckled
Breed Temperamentquiet when handled young
Breed Colors/Varietieslight, white, lavender, silver and buff
Breed SizeLarge Fowl
APA/ABA Class
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Chicken Breed Info:

Breed Purpose: classic dual purpose.

when fattened correctly gourmet meat;

excellent layers, especially the Light Sussex.


Comb: single upright


Broodiness: Familial. Make great winter layers if Feb. or March hatched. Good mothers


Climate Tolerance: excellent, cold hardy

 

General Egg Info:

Egg Productivity: 260 per year


Egg Size: large


Egg Color: cream to light brown

 

Breed Temperament:

curious, friendly.

 

 

Breed Colors / Varieties:

Light; Red; Speckled; Silver; Buff; Brown; White;

Cuckoo. Not all colors in both LF and Bantam. Only Light; Red; Speckled in both Large Fowl and Bantam are accepted by APA and ABA.

 

 

 

 

Breed Details: Developed from old Kent and Surrey fowl in England.  Classic book on the breed available online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924003091398

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Breed Photos:

 

Primary Image

 

700

 

Rooster

700

 

 
Hen
 
 
Egg
 
 
 
Chick
 
 

400

 

Adolescent

700

 

 
 

 

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