The traditional Light Sussex is an excellent choice as a barnyard chicken, a dual purpose breed or the fancy. The temperament of a light Sussex male is cautious yet docile towards their human companions. We have had full grown males reach 11 pounds but have not specifically selected for growth in our flocks. The females can be excellent mothers when allowed to brood a clutch of eggs. Their robust stature sets them apart from other hatchery types and imported fowl. The deep and broad frame allows space internally to grow, the most important features of a healthy and resilient chicken. In a typical year the Light Sussex can produce approximately 200 tinted eggs per year.
An excellent traditional heritage breed for any farmstead. A definite must have and a rarity to see a bird with this stature unless you grew up in the early 1900's. Our Light Sussex have stirred up some nostalgic emotions and have returned some customers to a better place in time reminiscing of their youth.