We are home with our 1st. Chickens. Adult Hen?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Gracefulspice, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I very happy to announce that I picked up my chickens today, (after a 3 hour car ride [​IMG]) and eveyone is safe and sound in their new coop. :aww I do have a question though. At what age is a hen not considered a pullet anymore? [​IMG]
    These birds are 8 months. So are they pullets yets? Or hens?
    After all the research I've done I can't seem to remember reading and age group cut-off.
     
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    A pullet is from about egg laying age-4 mos. or so til 1 year old if I remember correctly. Chicken ownership is fun and wonderful.
    Best wishes with your girls!
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are pullets...congrats on your new girls.

    Females under a year old are called pullets. Over a year old are considered hens.

    Males under a year old are called cockerels. Over a year old are roosters.

    Good luck with them.

    Jody
     

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