Have you just joined BYC and wondering what all these words are you have never heard before???Pullet - A pullet is a young female chicken under the age of one
Here you can find out the meaning of words you don't understand!
Cockerel - A cockerel is a young male chicken under the age of one
Hen - A female chicken over the age one
Rooster - A male chicken over the age of one
POL - Is is pullet that is about the age of laying. Point Off Lay
Incubator - A machine/device that you use to hatch chicks in!
Brooder - A box/container/area that you use to grow your chicks in after they hatch
Heat Lamp - A lamp for heating up a brooder to keep you chicks warm
Comb - This is the fleshy growth above the beak and between the eyes of a chicken
Wattles - These is the fleshy growth hanging down either side of the beak
Saddle Feathers: These are feathers a rooster gets one his back and either side of his tail. They are often long, flowy and pointy. This is one way to determine the gender of a chicken.
Vent: The vent is the chicken's bottom so as to speak. It's other name is Cloaca. This is where all the chickens poo comes out of as well as eggs (for hens)
Please comment if there is a word you don't know and I have missed!
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