Sussex

Grayson Coronation Sussex

Coronation Sussex

Coronation Sussex Description

Coronation Sussex are very rare. They are a new breed for us to stock and are very similar to the Light Sussex however where the Light Sussex has black neck hackles, wing tips and tail tip, the Coronation Sussex has a pale grey in those areas. We are fortunate to have these in our breeding flock with two magnificent cockerels. Grayson and son of grayson. We havent thought of a name for him yet. Sussex chickens come in various colours such as Light, Speckled, Red, White, and Coronation.

Coronation Sussex Breed Temperament

She is a typical Sussex chicken temperament. A Coronation Sussex is confident but also not a lover of being cuddly. They are not usually the sort of chicken that dominates a flock. A Sussex mixes well with other chickens and are good layers.

Sussex Breed Size

This breed is classified as a large fowl – light. Sussex chickens in general have a rather matronly build. They tend to look rather stocky compared with something like a Leghorn for instance.

Eggs

Eggs are a biscuit colour or pale tinted and are produced in good numbers. Approximately 4-5 eggs per week in their first laying year. They come into lay at around the 25 week mark. The egg size is medium to large

Cost

These are £7 from un-sexed day-olds rising to £30

Availability

We will be hatching some of these in from April to September 2020. The Sussex breed in general is slow to show us whether they are boys or girls so they can be around 10 weeks old before they can be guaranteed female.

Sources for Further Information

For more information about the chickens we sell please look at our chickens for sale page. If you have burning questions about how to look after chickens and have been stumped by the confusing contradictions online join us on one of our courses.

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Latest Stock

Latest Stock for sale

This post is here to show you at a glance what we have going on and what is the latest chicken availability for sale.

  • Splash Cochin and Brahma
  • Blue Salmon Faverolles
  • Swedish Flower Cockerel
  • White Leghorn Cockerel
  • Salmon Faverolles Boy
  • Very young Brown Rock
  • Black Rock Hens
  • Cockerel Group
  • Sussex group
  • Hatching Eggs
  • Chicks and Hen

Breeds available as at 9th October 2020

We have been having a busy year as it seems COVID 19 has encouraged people to begin to keep chickens in the garden. In order to try to satisfy the demand we have been hatching as fast as nature will allow whilst still being mindful that we need to give them the best care possible.

We normally stop hatching round about August but we have set a few low number hatches just to keep some in stock. Our egg numbers are growing less as the hens are starting their annual moult so this further reduces our ability to even have fertile eggs available. The hens will stop laying for the duration of their moult which can last for up to 8 weeks.

The short days will affect their hormone levels and often laying won’t start again till the days start to get longer. Some breeders keep the lights on to fool the hormone system into a continued laying pattern but we allow our garden girls to roll with nature and have a well earned rest, so please bear with us.

We are still running a waiting list if you want to be told when we have hens available. Please register on our contact form to go on the waiting list to be notified as soon as the available to be released for sale. See stock list below

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Breaking News!!!!

Exciting development. We have been unable to run our face to face chicken keeping courses due to the restrictions of COVID 19 so we have been busy setting up an online version. It has been a tough steep learning curve with the technicalities on the IT side of things but we have gone live with it as of 1st December 2020. See our Chicken Keeping Courses Page for details.

We are hoping that people will find the easy-to-follow bite size chunks an enjoyable experience. It is crammed with masses of information you should know about keeping chickens. It will take you on a deep dive into the fascinating world of this wonderful creature. We guarantee that you will learn things that will make you think about chickens in a totally new light.

It will help you make good equipment choices, avoid illnesses, and be able to spot them before they get out of hand.

Getting the right coop for example will make the cleaning out of your chickens a 10 minute job rather than a real thankless task. We help you get it right, first time. This will save you money and time and who doesn’t need some of that? Chickens are enjoyable but making poor choices takes the shine off it very quickly.

We cover things like the law, regulations, and welfare. Feeding and watering and ways to make it more efficient. Pest and predator control are covered, as is security and behaviour. We have quizzes as you go along to test your accumulating knowledge. Each lesson is easy to pick up and leave off where you like with no time pressure.

Light Sussex pullet

Hedgerow Light Sussex

The Light Sussex is one of our oldest breeds

The Hedgerow Light Sussex hybrid is a new and improved version of the heritage breed of Light Sussex. A Sussex breed has been around in England since AD43. This breed fed many a family during the 2nd world war when food was hard to come by. Sussexes are often used as the basis for many other breeds and due to its egg-laying ability, it is often used in hybridisation programmes to enhance the egg quantity.

Hedgerow Light Sussex Breed Description

This Hedgerow Light Sussex hybrid is a commercial quality hybrid created by carefully selected utility strains of Light Sussex. This beautiful girl is more like the old fashioned strains of a by-gone era when egg quantity was not sacrificed for beauty. She is still a very striking looking bird but does not have the full-on dark black neck hackles of the show standard Light Sussex hens but she will outlay them considerably. Her neck hackles are a very dark grey and not as bold. The tip of her tail and wing tips are also classic Light Sussex.

For those that do not know, the term “utility” means that the birds are a pure breed but the breeders have carefully selected them to excel by function rather than score points in a beauty pageant. They may not be show winners, therefore, in the beauty stakes because they don’t tick all the boxes for perfect feather patterning etc.. When it comes down to egg laying, however, they beat the beauties hands down. A Light Sussex has always been a dual purpose breed because they put a good amount of meat on their frame so would be suitable as a table bird.

The hens have quite a matronly body whereas the boys stand tall and large. Sussex chickens come in a variety of colours, red, light, white, speckled, coronation, silver and buff. There is also a bantam version which is a quarter of the size of the birds we have.

Breed Temperament

This is a fairly gentle breed, which is usually in the middle of the pecking order status of the flock. She gets on well with other hens in a mixed flock. Her temperament is calm and yet attentive and not generally known to be feisty.

Breed Size

They are classified as large fowl – light. This breed is quite matronly looking as they are quite stocky.

Eggs

This hybrid strain is not a “fancy” fowl but her egg laying credentials are top notch. She will to lay around 300 tasty light cream tinted eggs in her first laying year.

Further Information

You can read further information on our other chickens here on our chickens for sale page. If you are keen to learn more, we run regular courses in chicken keeping. Find out more about our courses here

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