Light sussex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by worms7, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Light sussex can they be kept in a run not free range my
    run is 20ft x 8ft for 9 birds
    cheers Phil
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Do they also have a coop to go into? The run is plenty big enough for 9 birds and as long as they have a good safe place to roost and lay then they will be fine.
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shed is 8x6 with 4 nest boxes
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Plenty of space for them. Sussex tend to be a more docile, easy going breed.
     
  5. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard sussex make more noise than other chickens is this true
    Cheers Phil
     
  6. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this true
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  7. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi Phil,
    No, I never found it to be true they were noisy when I had my Light Sussex. You have plenty of room for more birds. You need 4 sq. feet per bird in the house if they will be cooped for extended times during foul weather. Otherwise, 3 sq. ft. per bird is plenty if they are just sleeping in the coop. 10 sq. ft. per bird in the yard. One nest box per 5 hens. ( 1/2 all of the numbers if you ever get bantams). Speckled Sussex do come in Bantams. The Overton and Skytop bantam strains are excellent.)
    You are good to go. Enjoy your Sussex, I know I sure enjoyed mine!
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  8. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are chickens classed as when in a permanent run as there not free range?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Not sure what your asking. In regards to labeling/advertising eggs for sale?
     
  10. worms7

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