At what point is a pullet called a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Egg Rookie 2010, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Egg Rookie 2010

    Egg Rookie 2010 Songster

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    I see some folks saying they eat pullet eggs and also hen eggs. At what age/point in development is a pullet a hen?
     

  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    I've always heard one year.
     
  3. ragerkid2

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  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    pullet = subadult female
    hen = adult female

    breakpoint / criterion is POL = point of lay = time or age when first egg layed.

    Hen after laying first egg.
     

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