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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marytoast, Jan 31, 2009.
What age does a chicken go from pullet to a hen? Just curious.
I think it is when they turn a year old that become a "hen." Not 100% sure, though.
.. when they start to lay eggs.....
Yes,Its when they are a year old that they are a Hen
Most breeders define a pullet as under 1 year and a hen over one year.
If it became a hen when it laid eggs we wouldn't define the eggs as 'pullet eggs'.
A cockeral is under one year. A rooster is over 1 year.