Baby lavender Araucana chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NathanE94, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. NathanE94

    NathanE94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering at what age does a pullet/cockerel become a hen/cock if anybody can tell me would be good :)
     
  2. gameandmore

    gameandmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet becomes hen when she lays, cockerel becomes cock when he starts crowing or mating......I think lol
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Pullet becomes hen at 1 year old. Not sure about cockrel. Guessing it's the same age. Pullet eggs are the small ones when she first starts laying. They will get bigger as she gets older.
     
  4. NathanE94

    NathanE94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yea
     
  5. NathanE94

    NathanE94 Out Of The Brooder

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    So hens dont start laying eggs until around about a year old then??
     
  6. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Often it depends on breed,my orpingtons started laying around 6-7 months,actually my silkies were about the same.
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    A pullet becomes a hen at 1 year of age, regardless of whether she's laid eggs or not. Cockerels become cocks also at a year old.

    It all depends on the pullet really. I've had pullets start laying as soon as 5 months, while others wait as long as 1 year.
     
  8. 30chix

    30chix New Egg

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    Do you know where I can get Araucana eggs? Would like to raise some with the rest of my chickens.
     
  9. karlyjordan86

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    After their first year.
     

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