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    Light Sussex Chickens

    Our laying chickens are the Light Sussex. We get roughly 45 eggs a day from this flock.

    Originating in Great Britain the Light Sussex is a hardy variety that will thrive in all weathers. In existence for 2000 years, the Sussex is one of the oldest breeds in the UK.

    The markings and colouring of the Light Sussex has a white body with a black tail and black wing tips. Its neck is white, striped with black and has a very striking appearance.

    Bantam Chickens

    A bantam is any small or miniature fowl, but the term bantam refers most commonly to small breeds of chickens.

    Proportionally, bantams have slightly larger heads, and longer wings than larger breeds. Many of the large chicken breeds have a bantam counterpart, sometimes referred to as a miniature. Miniatures are usually one-fifth to one-quarter the size of the standard breed, but they exhibit all of the standard breed’s characteristics.

    Bantams have become increasingly popular as pets as well as for show purposes because they are smaller and have more varied and exotic breeds than other chickens. They are great for smaller backyards as they do not need as much space as other breeds. It has been said that Bantam chickens are calmer than standard chickens.

    Bantam hens are also used as laying hens, although it takes about three Bantam eggs to make one standard chicken egg.

    A bantam is any small or miniature fowl, but the term bantam refers most commonly to small breeds of chickens.

    Proportionally, bantams have slightly larger heads, and longer wings than larger breeds. Many of the large chicken breeds have a bantam counterpart, sometimes referred to as a miniature. Miniatures are usually one-fifth to one-quarter the size of the standard breed, but they exhibit all of the standard breed’s characteristics.

    Bantams have become increasingly popular as pets as well as for show purposes because they are smaller and have more varied and exotic breeds than other chickens. They are great for smaller backyards as they do not need as much space as other breeds. It has been said that Bantam chickens are calmer than standard chickens.

    Bantam hens are also used as laying hens, although it takes about three Bantam eggs to make one standard chicken egg.