Pullets

tulippond13

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 24, 2014
13
0
22
Damascus
So I've been looking around, and I can't really tell the difference between chicks and pullets. Is it just that I didn't look hard enough or is there no distinct difference? Thanks in advance cause I'm kind of new to this. :)
 

flo12345

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 15, 2013
137
9
83
Not sure if this is right but I always thought chicks were little fluffy babies and a pullet was when they aren't quite a year old but are fully feathered and kind of at that awkward stage...
 

jerryse

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2010
6,443
5,757
461
Sparland IL
Not sure if this is right but I always thought chicks were little fluffy babies and a pullet was when they aren't quite a year old but are fully feathered and kind of at that awkward stage...
Hatcheries sell sexed day old pullets. These show up at your local farm and feed stores. Yes a pullet is a female under 1 year of age. So yes you can buy day old pullets. Hope this helps clear up any confusion.
 

SLOchicks

Hatching
5 Years
Mar 26, 2014
9
0
7
San Luis Obispo, CA
This avatar pic was taken a few days ago, I'm a new chick mom and wonder if there is a way to definitely know that these are pullets.
Thanks for the info
I'm having a blast with these girls! They were 4 weeks old yesterday.

Katie
 

jerryse

Crowing
10 Years
Feb 21, 2010
6,443
5,757
461
Sparland IL
This avatar pic was taken a few days ago, I'm a new chick mom and wonder if there is a way to definitely know that these are pullets.
Thanks for the info
I'm having a blast with these girls! They were 4 weeks old yesterday.

Katie
If they are sex links the color is the clue. No mistakes for the hatchery on those. Others are sexed by wing feathers. They maintain 2 separate lines to make that work. All others are vent sexed. Some mistakes with that method but 90% + accurate. You must be trained to vent sex. I tried to learn it from books but all baby chick butts look alike to me.
 
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