Hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickycat, May 27, 2010.

  1. Chickycat

    Chickycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the difference between Poullets (sp?) and Hens, and Cockerels and roosters? At what age can I tell the roosters from the hens.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Pullet--A female chicken who is not yet laying, or is under a year.
    Hen--A female chicken over a year or has had her first molt
    Cockerel-- A male chicken--most of the time, not yet crowing
    Rooster--A male chicken


    You can tell (for sure) it is a female chicken once it lays an egg [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Some folks can tell earlier---lurk around the "What gender is this?" forum long enough, you'll pick up some pointers.
     
  3. Chickycat

    Chickycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Laree. I will go to that topic.
     

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