are speckled sussex hens good layers?????????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Taylor, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2008
    planning on getting these sussex hens coming spring, are they good layers, any experience?
  2. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Yes, they are one of my favorite breeds. Hardy, easy to keep and I find they don't eat as much as other breeds.
    I had a hen that laid eggs until her death at 6 years old.
    Medium sized, pinkish, light brown eggs.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have one who is usually in the nest every day unless she's molting. However, I find she is a chow hound and will range far and wide, searching for food. Nelda is a little piggie and I was glad I didn't have an entire flock of them. Her eggs are still small and she's two years old.

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