Sussex chickens are upright, alert, and pretty docile. They are Hardy, very friendly, good for beginners and rarely go broody.
The Sussex chicken is a dual-purpose utility breed and relatively easy to keep. They have been around since the turn of the century but the roots of the breed go back to Roman civilisations in England, as domesticated poultry crossed the continents from Indo-China. They are good foragers.
Eggs: 170-200 pale eggs a year