About Sussex Chickens
produce a high-yield of eggs, even into the winter months, though at a slower
pace. They also make for a good show bird as their easy-going temperament makes
them ideal for beginning fanciers.
are very calm and quite friendly. The hens are excellent mothers, becoming
broody when the need arises. Since the Sussex is so calm at all times, even
around other Sussex, it is completely manageable to have more than one roosters
living together in the same space without conflict.
are a heavy bird with a broad, deep breast and a rectangular body shape. Their
legs are a pale, pinkish white color while their ear-lobes are bright red, same
as their medium-sized single comb. They stand medium-high and have tails that
have low carriages, spread well with medium long main feathers within the tail.
They are rather
simple to upkeep due to their calm nature. They aren't keen on flying, so
providing them with a wide-open space to roam without a roof or high fence is
not a problem. Even better, because their temperament makes them lack
aggression even between roosters, keeping an entire flock together is no
trouble at all.