The Light Sussex chicken is a utility bird meaning they can be kept for both eggs and meat. Laying around 260 eggs per year they are still a great layer. I believe the bird originates from Sussex in the UK - unsurprisingly...
Being also a meat bird it's obviously on the heavy side and is definitely not a fast mover in fact mine waddles almost like a duck
The black and white neck and tail feathers are distinguishing features and makes the Light Sussex really stand out.
Their temperament is terrific and it's a real joy to have such an easy going and friendly hen in our flock.
We only have one Light Sussex and we do not intend to eat her because like most of our chickens she's kept for laying. Her nickname is Miss Fluffy Pants
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