Sussex chickens are a pure chicken breed developed by the English more than a century ago in the county of Sussex, England. This breed became popular in America in 1912 and was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1914.
We are selling the Speckled Sussex because it is a useful dual purpose bird. They are a medium sized heavy breed. The Sussex has a deep broad body which makes it excellent for fattening. Their white skin makes them easy to dress.
This variety is called speckled because of the white spangles on the ends of its otherwise dark mahogany colored feathers. Their color also makes them a great predator resistant bird. The Speckled Sussex has a very beautiful plumage that becomes more speckled every year after their molt.
The Speckled Sussex is a very curious bird and they love to forage. Because of their large size they do not fly and are easily confined. The Sussex is a very hardy bird and a good brown egg layer. This breed is also known for their egg production in the colder months. Along with being a good dual purpose bird they make excellent pet chickens. The Speckled Sussex is a very gentle chicken that is easily tamed making this breed an all around great backyard chicken.
|Egg Color||Light Brown||Hardiness||Very Cold Hardy|
|Egg Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||7 lbs|
|Personality||Calm||Rooster Weight||9 lbs|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
A miniumum of two week notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live chick order.