Our Light Sussex chicks are 7 weeks old today. They are really filling out, and I am impressed by the sturdiness of their legs and feet. To me, they are reminiscent of the Cornish Rock chickens that we raised for meat a couple years ago. I think this is a good thing, since one reason we are raising them is for a potential meat bird.
We've had no casualties with the Light Sussex chickens since they were chicks, and the one surviving one that had a crooked neck has recovered and I'm not sure as to which one it even is.
It got really hot today (104 plus humidity) and I put some ice cubes in their water. I also gave them some weeds and some bug-chewed chard from the garden to give them something to do.
The camera is not working right....I hope to be back soon to post pics or video!