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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GGchick, May 27, 2010.
Just curious, at what age does a chick become a pullet and a pullet become a hen?
To the best of my understanding, they are born pullets and when they start laying they are considered hens. I'm new to chickens too so someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Pullet is a female under 1 year old
Hen is a female over 1 year old
Started pullet is a young female chickens that are nearly old enough to lay
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Thank you for the link to the learning center. I need to spend a lot of time there myself.
a chick becomes a pullet when you can determine that it's not a roo
Sorry - had to do it!