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What is a "Pullet"?

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I keep seeing this term.

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post #2 of 16

Female chicken under 1 year old.

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post #3 of 16

And when she lays her first egg, it's a Pullet Surprise.

post #4 of 16

I thought it was a hen that has started laying but not yet had her first moult.

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post #5 of 16

LOL @ Buff Holligans!


Chicabee19 - Go here for more info on terms:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-glossary.html


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post #6 of 16

In the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary it says that a pullet is a hen from the time she lays her first egg until her first moult, so perhaps English pullets are different from American ones.


Edited by warren - 8/14/08 at 12:09pm
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post #7 of 16

Ohhh...  I thought it had something to do with car trade-ins...  "Push it, pullet, or carry it in!"

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post #8 of 16

4-H's definition of a pullet is a female chicken who is under a year old, and who has laid eggs for less than 6 mos.

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Luv our residents of the Hot Wings Stables- SilverDuckwing OEGB, Black Dutch, Black Orpington bantam, Blue splash OEGB, and lots of laying hens: Ameracauna, buff orpington, barred rock, buckeyes, and 3 roosters to keep them in line.   Also, 1 adoring husband, 2 awesome teenage boys, and 2 cats.
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post #9 of 16

It's a teen age hen, Not quite adult but not quite a chick either.

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post #10 of 16

female under 1 year old

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