Other common names: Sussex Star Chicken; Sussex Nova Chicken
The Light Sussex Hybrid is a selectively bred Sussex Chicken. They are very similar, almost identical to the Light Sussex. The only difference is that they were bred more for egg production, and Light Sussex Hybrid hens are slightly smaller than the Light Sussex hens.
Light Sussex Hybrids are available under a number of different names, based on the supplier / seller.
Varieties (Single Comb): Light Columbian
Uses: Eggs, Meat
Weight: 5.5 - 8 lb
Personality: The Light Sussex Hybrid is very easy to care for, and has a calm and friendly manner that makes it ideal for the backyard enthusiast.
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Excellent (5/week)
Egg color: Brown
Egg size: Extra Large
entertainment, lovely eggs, sturdiest laying breeds, Egg production
fox, vegetable patch, mites, high fences
black tail feathers, brown shelled eggs, stroked black cape, carefully selected strains
The Sussex Hybrid Laying Hen
I have been keeping hens for about seven years and one of the sturdiest laying breeds, I have found is the Hybrid Sussex. Bred from carefully selected strains of Sussex, she is a great lady to lay, and well able to look after herself in any pen, where she often establishes herself at the top of the pecking order. The Hybrid Sussex is an attractive white feathered hen, with a stroked black cape and black tail feathers. Treated well and good husbandry practiced in the hen house, this is a lady who will produce in excess of 300 light brown shelled eggs, in her first laying cycle, which begins between 19 and 24 weeks of age..
From bredashannon Jun 12 2013 5:13PM
Necessary for Flock Health
Providing adequate space for all flock members is necessary for maintaining flock health. When chickens don't have enough space disease can spread rapidly and the flock can become ill and die. It is recommended to have a minimum of four square feet of space for each chicken in a coop. .
From Mia B 100 days ago