Light Sussex Chickens are one of our most popular chicken breeds and have lasted the test of time. They are a great option for beginners or a brilliant addition to any backyard flock looking for a chook with a little grace, a friendly nature and a bit of grit! Their kind and curious nature make them a make them the ideal hen for the novice chicken keeper as well as those awaiting a friendly companion.
The Sussex chicken was bred to be a dual purpose bird and they are one of the most productive breeds of poultry on the market. They can reach impressive weights for a hen that is capable of laying up to 290 eggs per year which means that there is an option for the males should you decide to try breeding for yourself!
Our Light Sussex is the result of crossing paternal Sussex stock with slow feathering maternal stock.
|Age at Time Of Lay||23 Weeks|
|Number of eggs per year||290pcs|
|Average Egg Weight||62g|
|Total Egg Mass||18.5kg|
|Feed consumption per day||122g|
|Colour of egg shell||Brown|
|Temperament||Quiet, Friendly & Curious|