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Pullet or Hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hen_House_Rocks!, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Hen_House_Rocks!

    Hen_House_Rocks! Songster

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    At what age does a pullet become a hen? When she starts laying or when she reaches a certain age??
     

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    At 1 year old they become hens....
     
  3. muttly

    muttly In the Brooder

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    After their first molt?
     
  4. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I thought they became hens when they started laying........learn something new every day!!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.
     
  6. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Quote:I learned something! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  7. greathorse

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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
     

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