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.
Excellent service, from pictures, to ordering, to paying, to delivery, all fantastic, and the chooks were drinking out of the Appletons Easy Care Drinker within a few days of ordering it.Thanks Heaps Christine and 13 happy chooks :)
27/04/2017 by Christine
Fast service and excellent, very effective products.
18/04/2017 by Kate
3 new brown shavers, great condition. Can't wait for those eggs! Always great service from Fionna and Gordon.
12/04/2017 by Ewan
The service is Great and products (De-Mite Powder and Safeguard Concentrate) really work well, I have ordered more to have on hand, Thanks for the fast service!
10/04/2017 by Richard
We have been dealing with Appletons for nearly two years and they have great products, lovely chookies and clearly care very much for the welfare of all their birds. What has truly impressed us is the amazing guidance, support and above and beyond generous after sale service Fionna has consistently given us. She (and Gordon on the odd time Fionna wasn't around) has been exceptional and so patient and caring. Honestly they are absolutely wonderful. We highly recommend Appletons to any prospective poultry owner. Anna and Sylvain Filliol
05/04/2017 by Anna
This arrived quickly, was well packed, contained effective instructions and is exactly what I needed.
05/04/2017 by Gail
Happy in their new home (palace).
01/04/2017 by Dave
Just as it says! Easy!! Completely moulded so that the water goes in and comes out in the same place so no leak risks. Best water dispenser we have tried and we have tried at least 4 different ones!
30/03/2017 by Jane
I always find Appletons to deliver in quick time. Fantastic service! I also love your informative website. I am always on it learning about my chickens. Thanks so much.
27/03/2017 by Lisa
We were delighted to pick up our brown shavers from the Mainfreight Depot. Your improved website and great systems made it really easy to get chickens to Dunedin, stress free. Chickens are happy, healthy and settling well.
26/03/2017 by Lesley
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