Our light sussex hens remind us of elegant ladies in bustle dresses.
This classic breed is a brilliant all-rounder: great layer, excellent table bird (cockerels) with striking looks and friendly temperament. The progeny are early to feather, fast growing and quick to mature. The young pullets and cockerels look mighty fine in their stunning crisp, white plumage with their striking black neck hackles and jet black tails. If crossed with ‘gold’ males the light sussex hens will produce sex-liked chicks - very handy if you want to tell your pullets from your cockerels from hatch day. Our light sussex girls have laid consistently well for us; they lay a good sized egg and egg colour is usually tinted. They come into the lay early each season (late winter) and lay consistently well till they come into the moult in autumn. Light sussex are inclined to go broody like many of the other heavy breeds and they make attentive mothers. We find them a delightful breed to keep.
Always buy eggs & supplies from Appletons as your team is fantastic & hatching eggs always have very high hatching rates!
23/10/2017 by Sandra
brilliant product up until purchase of these was writing date on eggs..no need to now and it looks great
19/10/2017 by Brenda
After using heat lamps for the last few years, we changed to the heatplate. Wow! Wish wed done this a lot sooner. The chicks love it and the power consumption is massively reduced. Speedy service and delivery.
18/10/2017 by Nicola
Once again, excellent service and communication. Really can't recommended the team at Appleton's enough. Eggs securly packaged and arrived safe and sound. Fingers crossed for a good hatch.
18/10/2017 by Nicola
Great way to make sure the eggs get used in date order. Looks great on the kitchen worktop too!
11/10/2017 by Andrew
Prompt deliver, and the girls used it straight away! Thank so much!
10/10/2017 by Angeline
Me and the kids collected our 6 x 14 week old pullets after building our own coop and run together - a happy day after a couple of years without chooks. All hens happy and healthy and settling in well to their new home : )
08/10/2017 by Mark
I have dealt with Appletons quite a few times now. The delivery service is wonderful. Always so quick and the products are of a very high standard. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone.
06/10/2017 by Stephanie
Our new Omlet Eglu Go and chicken fencing is fantastic and so are all the wonderful food and health products we bought through Appletons for our rescued battery hens. After just two weeks, our little flock is free range, happy and laying eggs. Testament to the great products recommended on your website.
05/10/2017 by Theresa
I love my new black egg skelter, it arrived quickly and looks so smart sitting on the bench!
01/10/2017 by Maree
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