Vernacular Assistance

New Flockman

In the Brooder
8 Years
Dec 8, 2011
Northwest Ohio
Nube question.

At what point do you stop calling them "chicks" and start calling them "cockerel" or "pullet?" At the point where you can sex them?Or is there an inbetween word?
Pullet and cockerel are correct for the entire first year. After that, hen and rooster/cock. Chick is a subjective term -- use it as you like. Some folks call them chicks until they're grown, some switch to juveniles when they have feathers and come off heat but they don't yet know the sex. Some call them hens and "roos" from the moment they learn the gender. Toss in regional variations and it certainly confuses things.

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