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Part of our Breed Profiles series, Sussex chickens are dual purposes birds with several distinctive plumage patterns. History Possible, like the Dorking, originally introduced to the British Isles by the Romans Contemporary breed Originated in south east England area of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey. Probably most popular table bird in 19th c and through mid-20thc. […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Photos by author Finally. There are beginning to be a few more eggs in the nest boxes. The older hens are finishing up their molt—the new feathers are looking lovely, all strong and shiny. I’ve been adding a bit of protein to their diets in the form of mealworms, and I think […]Read more »