Anoka Independent Grain & Feed
Anoka Independent Grain & Feed

Store Location

Anoka Independent

Grain & Feed
2315 2nd Ave North
Anoka, MN 55303

Phone: 763 421-3160
Fax: 763-427-3507

E-mail: store@anokagrainandfeed.com

Store Hours

Mon. - Fri.

9 am – 5:30 pm

Sat.

9 am – 1 pm

Sun. Closed

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Speckled Sussex Chicken Breed Information and Chicken Facts
*Heritage Breed

Speckled Sussex Chicken Breed Information:


This chicken originated in the
county of Sussex and is a very old English breed.  The Speckled Sussex chicken was recognized as a distinct breed in 1914.  The Sussex is a very gentle and colorful bird. This variety of the Sussex breed makes for a good backyard chicken and dual purpose for meat or egg production. This bird is a very good layer and handles confinement well.  Their speckled coloring makes them blend in with the background and camouflages them from predators such as coyotes, and foxes.  They molt year and more speckles appear so they become even more colorful the older they get.

Chicken Facts:

  • Weights -  Hen -------7 lbs          Rooster----9 lb
                    Pullet-------6  lbs       Cockerel---7 1/2 lbs                   
  • Purpose -  Dual Purpose: Egg Laying and Meat
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Very Good
  • Country of Origin -England
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by American Standard of Perfection
  • ALBC: Recovering status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed.
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