Light Sussex chickens can be found on most farms around the UK and are one of the most recognised breeds. These birds are very popular with chicken keepers because of their striking plumage, productivity and docile nature.
The Sussex breed was included in the First book of Standards in 1865 and are still hugely popular today, which must say something about their hardiness, temperament and commercial value.
Light Sussex hens are an excellent laying breed, producing around 260 eggs each year. Easy to keep and requiring little maintenance, they are a good choice for those new to chicken keeping.
The Sussex breed like to forage so they are at their best roaming free range, or contained within a large grass run.