Sussex

Coronation Sussex

Grayson Coronation Sussex

Coronation Sussex Description

Coronation Sussex are very rare. We have been breeding these since 2017 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 a magnificent cockerel called Silas. 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 £10 from un-sexed day-olds rising to £30

Availability

Our hatching season is from March to September. 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. Early to mid June onwards is the time when we have these in female form.

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.

Latest Stock

Latest Stock For Sale

and Breaking News

Latest stock page so you can see at a glance what we have going on and what is the latest chicken availability for sale.

  • Black Rock Hens
  • Sussex group
  • Young Ixworth cockerel
  • Coronation Sussex Trio
  • Swedish hens
  • Pair of Cockerels looking into the kitchen window
  • Ixworth Cockerels head picture
  • Araucana egg in nest
  • Cream Legbar
  • Young grower hens

Latest Chicken availability as at 29th July 2022

We had a busy few years post COVID 19 as it has encouraged people to begin to keep chickens in the garden. 2022 is beginning to show a similar pattern so we are hatching as fast as nature will allow whilst still being mindful that we need to give them the best care possible. We have started late this year in our hatching so we have more youngsters now rather than point of lay. The nice thing about youngsters is that they are easier to handle for novices.

New Breeds Available

We will be offering some new breeds this year such as Ixworth and occasional Marsh Daisies. We have obtained some rather lovely Ixworth chickens as our breeding stock. Floyd our Ixworth cockerel is happily attending to his ladies and we have plenty of Ixworth chicken youngsters for sale. Ixworths are a rare and splendid dual purpose bird which are pure white. Marsh Daisies are a chicken breed which originated in Lancashire. Marsh Daisy chickens will be offered for sale at intervals through the year albeit in small numbers.

Hatching Eggs – available Now at £2.50 per egg

We have various hatching eggs available

Waiting List – Not currently needed as we have plenty of stock.

Our waiting list is still active because demand remains high. Join our list if you want to be told when our latest stock is ready. You can register on our contact form to go on the waiting list if you would like to keep informed. How our waiting list works. You can sign up to our occasional newsletter service if you wish as an alternative.

Latest stock Available Listed below

Breaking News!!!!


Teacher chicken

Exciting development. Our chicken keeping courses are now ONLINE. See our Poultry Courses Page for details so you can START ONE TODAY.

Easy to follow

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 therefore learn things that will make you think about chickens in a totally new light.

Getting it right

It will help you to make good equipment choices, and get your husbandry right. Spotting illness quickly is a biggie because unless you are able to spot sickness, it can rapidly get way out of hand. A slow or wrong diagnosis can then be catastrophic for the chicken.

Easing the burden

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 saves you money and time and who doesn’t need some of that?

Benefits

Chickens are enjoyable however making poor choices can take the shine off it very quickly.

Premium Chickenguard

We are now able to offer Chickenguards for your coops

Having chickens is great but getting up early in the morning however to let them out especially in Summer is not so great.

Fitting a chickenguard on your coop means you can have that lie in or even just get up at normal time rather than chicken time.

Chickenguards will allow you to go out of an evening and not have to get back at dusk to shut your chooks away. Chickenguard will do it all for you. Your chickens will not demand that you become party poopers.

Battery powered with 4 AA batteries which last from 6 to 12 months.

Visit our shop page for more info

Henlay Coop

We are now stocking Henlays Roost chicken coops.

Perfectly designed coops that are manufactured from 12mm thick recycled plastic sheets.

Built with both chicken welfare and human welfare in mind because humans matter too. They look and feel solid.

No more back breaking stooping or crouching to clean out. Contortionism is also not required. Just open the roofline, lift the well spaced perches out and hey presto, the entire coop area is at the mercy of your shovel and scraper.

Red mite will be spotted in double quick time so therefore you can treat if necessary as they have no where to hide.

Visit our shop page for details

Hedgerow Light Sussex

Light Sussex pullet

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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