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What's the difference between pullet eggs and hen eggs?

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I've always seen people say pullet eggs and hen eggs but I never really knew the difference. Can someone explain this silly question to me?

 

6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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post #2 of 5
Pullet eggs are laid by a young hen, they are usually smaller in size at the beginning of her laying cycle. After a few months, the eggs are larger in size. Then we consider them hen sized.

Pullet eggs may be small, but you can still eat them.😊
Edited by enola - 3/14/16 at 3:00pm
post #3 of 5

There is no diffrince.accept a pullest firs egg is usually something rare like  adouble yolker,or it has no shell

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #4 of 5

 Hens under a year old are referred to as pullets.  When pullets begin to lay eggs they often have oops eggs.  First eggs are often small compared to what they will be in a couple months.   Some may be soft shelled.  Some may be double yoked.  Some may not have a shell at all.  Some may not even have a yolk.  Otherwise once a pullet gets to laying regularly there is no difference between a pullet egg and a hen egg.  A hen laying oops eggs is a more serious problem than a pullet laying imperfect eggs.  ​Using the words pullet and hen is just giving the reader an idea as to the age of the bird. 

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Thread Starter 
Ohhhh okay thank you all for replying!

 

6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

Reply

 

6 Chickens!!  Silkie, 2 mutts, 2 Seabrights, and a Easter Egger

 

I <3 them all :P..... FIRST EGG 1/16/12 from Rosie.

 

 

 

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