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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hen_House_Rocks!, Nov 13, 2009.
At what age does a pullet become a hen? When she starts laying or when she reaches a certain age??
At 1 year old they become hens....
After their first molt?
I thought they became hens when they started laying........learn something new every day!!
A pullet is a female chicken under the age of 1.
A hen is a female chicken over age 1.
A cockerel is a male chicken under the age of 1.
A rooster is a male chicken over age 1.
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The previous answers are for sure true in the show room. My grandad called them young hens when they began to lay. It is quite universal however that 1 year is a hen