Light Sussex Hen From Feather Lover Farms
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Light Sussex Rooster & Hen From Feather Lover Farms
Light Sussex Rooster From Feather Lover Farms
Light Sussex Hen From Feather Lover Farms
Light Sussex Hen From Feather Lover Farms
Light Sussex Hatching Eggs From Feather Lover Farms

Light Sussex Chick (Unsexed)

Regular price $ 29.00 $ 23.20 Sale

* Flat Rate Shipping Cost: 

USPS Priority 2-3 Day - $39

USPS Express 1-2 Day - $69

This Breed's Max Order Quantity Is 20.

* 3 chicks minimum for Live Arrival Guarantee. You can mix and match breeds.

* Ship Date: Chicks are shipped weekly. Your chicks will hatch & ship on one of the Mondays-Wednesdays of your "estimated ship month". 

* Select the same ship month if ordering multiple breeds. 

Heat pack(s), plenty of nest material under and/or around the chicks and professional packaging are included with the cost of shipping. Shipping cost is the same flat rate no matter how many chicks you order.

Description: 

New For 2024

This stunning dual-purpose breed originates in Europe and is fast becoming popular here in the US. If you're looking for a gentle, large productive breed that provides you beauty as well as plenty of eggs, the light Sussex will meet your coop requirements. 

Our Light Sussex chickens are from multiple unrelated bloodlines from European imports. As you can see by their appearance and coloring, it is easy to see why these come from show stock. 

The light Sussex is a large fowl with a rectangular build. The roosters typically weigh between 10 to 11 pounds and the hens weigh around 7 to 8 pounds. They are single combed that should stand tall as well as red earlobes, and clean legs. The light Sussex displays a stunning Columbian feather pattern, with white base feathers and black in the hackles and tail. Light Sussex hens lay up to 250 large, cream-colored eggs per year on average. 

The story of the Sussex began thousands of years ago when descendants of the ancient fowl brought to England by Roman invaders. The Sussex chicken were identified as a distinct breed in Sussex County, England about two hundred years ago and the breed became standardized in 1903.

Light Sussex have survived for hundreds of years due to their positive attributes and striking colors. With your help, they are likely going to becoming more and more popular here in the US. With both beauty and purpose, Light Sussex deserve a special place in America’s chicken coops.

Light Sussex FAQs:

Origin: UK
Type: Standard Large Fowl 
Size: Large (7-11 lbs)
Rarity: Very Rare
Purpose: Dual Purpose
Egg Laying: Great (5/week, 250+/year)
Egg Color: Tan
Egg Size: Large
Unique Feature: Color Pattern

Cold Hardiness: No
Heat Tolerance: Yes
Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Active, Friendly, Quiet and Calm 

 

Quick Chick FAQs:

Straight Run Chicks: Straight Run Chicks are un-sexed, randomly selected and each chick has a 50/50 chance of being a male or female. 

Shipping: You will receive an automatic email and text message when your chicks ship along with tracking info. Chicks usually arrive in the morning 1-2 days later and your local Post Office will call you for pickup. Chicks are never delivered to your home address, even if you used a home address for your shipping address. 

What I Need: Everything you need can usually be purchased at your local feed store. Chick starter feed, waterer, brooder (cardboard box, plastic storage bin, bathtub, or even a kiddie pool are popular), pine shavings, thermometer and a heat lamp or heat source. Baby chicks require heat of about 95 degrees their first week of life. Second week you can lower the temperature to 90 degrees and so on with every week going down 5 degrees until 6-8 weeks old or when they are ready to go "outside".

How Do My Chicks Survive Shipment?: Baby chicks do not need food or water for the first 72 hours of life. Ingesting their yolk sac gives them the nutrition they need to survive the journey from Feather Lover Farm's hatching facility to you! Shipping day-old chicks helps ensure a safe arrival since they will usually be just 2 days old when you receive them. Our packaging is professional with a brand new chick shipping box, nesting material and warm long lasting heat packs depending on the time of the year. Your chicks will look like they just hatched out of a nest when you open the box and jump into your arms, thinking you are their mother hen!

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