just wondering

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickens_rock, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. chickens_rock

    chickens_rock Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a dumb question... Could anyone tell me when a pullet officially becomes a hen and when a cockerel becomes a rooster? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:Excellent question. I think it's a year, but I always wondered for clarity myself.
     
  3. chickens_rock

    chickens_rock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hopefully someone will come along with the answer.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I always thought a pullet became a hen when she layed her first egg. I am not real sure though that I'm accurate. When they're a year old sounds logical too.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Pullet = female chicken under one year of age.
    Hen = female chicken one year old or older.
    Cockerel = male chicken under one year of age.
    Rooster = male chicken one year old or older.
     
  6. swordgeek

    swordgeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I the only one who now has the song "Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon" stuck in her head? Probably.
     
  7. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    I've always thought that eight months was when they became adolts.
     
  8. Becky1961

    Becky1961 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ha! Not anymore [​IMG]
     
  9. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    Alass me too!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    "Soon you'll need a man." yah like a fish needs a bicycle.
     

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