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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MusketeerinFla, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. MusketeerinFla

    MusketeerinFla Out Of The Brooder

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    I was hoping there would be a "general discussion" area, but I didn't see one. Forgive me for asking a stupid question. Can someone explain what a "pullet" and a "cockerel" is. I think it has something to do with the age of a chicken,but I'm not sure. Thank you in advance, MiF
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    A pullet is basically a young hen, and a cockerel a rooster. People do use the terms for referring to the different genders when the chickens are still chicks though.

    No worries about newbie questions, everyone is still learning here! (Well, except for the chicken geniuses, perhaps. :lol:)
     
  3. MusketeerinFla

    MusketeerinFla Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for clearing that up, Fierlin! I thought it was something along those lines. MiF
     

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