Sussex chickens are an English breed, and used to be the standard table bird before Cornish Crosses. They were developed in Sussex County, England, in the early 19th century. These birds are not prone to flying, so they are easy to fence. The speckled feathers can provide some camouflage - helpful for predators.
They are curious, friendly, and especially gentle. They tend to have more personality than some other breeds, according to owners. This breed may be right for you if you have young children, because of their great personalities. They are also good for places with colder winters. If you want a bird that can serve as both egg-layer and meat provider, the Sussex is your hen.
Price: $20 each