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Speckled Sussex - This rare and extremely attractive breed originated in Sussex County,England where they became known as prolific layers of medium sized brown eggs. When mature their plumage is a beautiful brownish red with feathers tipped in white. This variety combines beauty and utility which makes them an excellent choice for both a backyard flock as well as a show bird.

chickens wear some of the best hats!...MY NEICE IS RAISING SOME OF THE STRANGEST BIRDS...WILL TRY TO POST SOME PICS OF THEM..

violet in the (hidden) birdbath by contentedsparrow{megan}, via Flickr

Dad built me a chicken house and I had 10 chickens. I would sit out in the yard with them and play, building "swimming pools" and hypnotizing them with a straight line!

Chicken time out -- [REPINNED by All Creatures Gift Shop]

Anyone venture to guess why I might be drawn to these crazy looking chickens? The 1980's come to mind...

I have this idea of an orchard in the vacant corner on the far right hand corner of our property (if you are standing in the paddock looking towards Dickins Rd) where we can let the chickens roam during the day and have their coop on that side of the property somewhere.

Mr. Rooster I needed such a fellow in my mental graphics library when I was taking Ruth Barth's classes. (Lucky me!) But he deserves a few ganglia even now.

the chicken buffet - THAT's how you keep most of the food off the ground - easy to clean, too.