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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by emmak, May 24, 2010.
When do you stop referring to female chickens as pullets and start calling them hens?
At 1 year old, they officially become hens.
When it gets a job & can support itself. Just kidding. Im new to the chicken thing, but I would guess when they start laying eggs??? maybe not sure. I know I was of no help at all. But now I can watch this thread & find out my self
Technically it's like Kooshie said; a pullet becomes a hen at a year old, a cockerel becomes a rooster at a year old.
Having said that, I started referring to my pullets as hens when they started laying eggs and paying their own way.
Thanks for the info! Now I know how to post using the correct terminology for my girls.
Learn something new everyday.