Originally Posted by Lelanae
I hear Sussex have amazing personalities? What do you think?
They are sweethearts! The hens are very mellow, they tend to be calm and friendly, even as chicks and the roosters will argue with other roosters but are easy to handle and cooperate with stupid human stuff....
Their size is actually a potential downfall, we have had to cull 3 wonderful roosters due to hip/leg problems, they are very big but still try to jump like the smaller birds. We broody raise and free range so it's difficult to control growth rate through feed control, we do currently have 2 roosters who did well and have been no problems so far.
They are so/so for laying, 3 or 4 eggs a week during good light periods.