Pullet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickengirl47, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When does a chick become a pullet?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    At insemination.
    Pullets are females under 1 year.
    Cockerels are males under 1 year.
     
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  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are baby chicks pullets?
     
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  4. goodbull92

    goodbull92 Out Of The Brooder

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    Female chicks are pullets & males are cockerels.....after 1 yr old they are hens & roosters respectively.
     
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  5. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okey, Thanks!
     
  6. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okey, Thanks!
     
  7. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet: Young female, Pullets turn into Hens when they start laying
    Cockerel: Young male, Cockerels turn into Rosters when they start mounting/become fertile


    :) hope that helps.
     
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  8. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's the same questions, using humans:

    "When does a baby become a little girl?" = "When does a chick become a pullet?"

    "Are babies little girls?" = "Are baby chicks pullets?"
     
  9. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always heard the one-year mark. By your measure of sexual maturity, my cockerel chick became a rooster at ~12 weeks and my pullets became hens between 23 and 44 weeks? That doesn't seem right.
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You're right debid. It's one year. Otherwise there wouldn't be pullet size eggs. I had a Jaer roo trying to breed anything that moved at 10 weeks.
    I certainly wouldn't consider him a rooster.
    Terminology is loosely applied though. I do it myself. I sometimes call young males roosters but I think I do so because it's easier to say than cockerel, which is what they are.
     

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