Light Sussex is a very attractive medium sized traditional style white bird with black hackle feathers around the neck and on the tail. This is the hybrid version of the Light Sussex which lays smaller slightly darker eggs but more of them, than their pure bred version. The black hackle feathers are also not as well defined as the pure bred version.
Approx. 290 medium/large light brown eggs in the 1st laying year
All birds are 16-22 weeks of age when delivered and are hens, unless otherwise stated
We vaccinate against Mareks, Turkey Herpes Virus, Infectious Bronchitis, Infectious Bursal disease, Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Coccidiosis, Salmonella Enteritidis, Mycoplasma Gallisepticum and Egg Drop Syndrome
We have 12 collection points including Ivybridge in Devon; Baltonsborough (near Glastonbury) in Somerset; Congresbury near Bristol; Porthcawl in South Wales; Cheltenham in Gloucestershire; Corsham in Wiltshire; Theale in Berkshire; Ware in Hertfordshire, Lewes in East Sussex, Christchurch in West Sussex; Botley in Hampshire and Chessington in Surrey. We generally have collections every 6 weeks from late February until mid September. Private deliveries are only possible for 10 or more birds and subject to route availability.
All birds are guaranteed for 7 days from delivery provided they have had access to rehydration solution for that period. We stock ‘Hydrate a Hen’ and ‘Vit a Hen’ for this purpose.