My light sussex chicks are here!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cherlyn, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just picked them up today... four beautiful babies, two days old. And I have two in the incubator, due to hatch this Friday.

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    More photos to follow.

    ~Cherlyn
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Congratulations. I had to open this post when I saw the title. The llight sussex is extremely rare in the US. The only sussex I've seen (and I'm getting some) is the speckled. From what I've read, they are great birds.
     
  3. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I keep hearing that they are great layers and very docile, so I am looking forward to these little ones growing up! Here in England, they are very common - I did not know that they are not so common in the states. Hm!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  4. gabby3535

    gabby3535 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awwwwwww............
    They are too darn cute!!!!!!
    Light Sussex RULE!!!!

    Any color other than Speckled 'are', in fact, rare in the US!
    Unfortunately, we are not allowed to import birds from England, where the Light (and others) are common.

    I am expecting a "young trio" of Light Sussex (2 pullets and a baby roo), from Paul Bradshaw, in Fla., in April!
    I am soooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!
    I cannot wait!!!!
    Here is Paul's website.........www.greenfirefarms.com..................he has Light, Buff, Silver and Coronation
    Sussex (WOW!)........sold as young trios or chicks. His breeding stock was imported from Australia.
    They are AWESOME birds, and I am in no way affiliated with Paul or Greenfire Farms..............just a very
    excited customer!
     
  5. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at that site... man, they get expensive! For the six chicks I have altogether, I think I paid about 15 pounds, which right now is around $22.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a cute chick.[​IMG]
     
  7. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so sweet... hoping for no roos, but with my luck, they all will be roos!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  8. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:wow that is cheap!!! i can only find them for 6 for 150.00
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Congratulations!!! What a cutie... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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