sussex lovers post here!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickiebaby, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I love love love my speckled, but I don't know as much about the breed as I'd like. Diff colors, temperments, breeding history, etc? Tell us what you know. Please post pics, facts, names and general Sussexiness here!
     
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    I adore Nugget. She's spectacular.

    She is a Speckled Sussex hen, eight months old, she lays an egg almost every day.

    She tends to overeat. Hay and pine shavings seem particularly tasty to her, and she has had an impacted crop twice. We have removed all of the bedding in the coop and run and substituted sand, and I put cloth in the nest boxes now.

    Since we flushed out her crop the first time she got sick she has not been very cuddly. Can't say I blame her, I'd be pretty mad at anyone who did that to me!
     
  3. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want some next season. Hope to get eggs from a friend who raises Speckled Sussex. [​IMG]
     
  4. joerogrz

    joerogrz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want some Speckled Sussex to add to my flock.... Not sure if I want to go with a big hatchery though...
     
  5. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    I got Nugget from Ideal.
    I ordered all pullets, but one of the three was a cockerel. I guess they are hard to sex.
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 Speckled Sussex at the moment and I LOVE them! I have to cull some roosters so I will be down to 1 roo and 5 hens. I am hoping somehow to get my hands on other colors of sussex, but so far have had no luck. I have emailed every breeder I have heard about and so far have gotten no responses. Maybe in the spring someone will have light sussex or buff for sale. They are great birds!
     
  7. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love our light & buff Sussex. They are very nice, big & friendly birds. Ours like to eat a lot too.
     
  8. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Light??? Buff??? Do you ever sell their eggs??? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2008
  9. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not laying yet. We may sell some in the future.
    Quote:Light??? Buff??? Do you ever sell their eggs??? [​IMG]
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Ditto, BigBlue: I'd love to see pics of some of your Sussex! I only have speckled, and I think they're the greatest. I, too, would love to buy some eggs . . . .
     

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