???what age??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marytoast, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age does a chicken go from pullet to a hen? Just curious. [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I think it is when they turn a year old that become a "hen." Not 100% sure, though. [​IMG]
     
  3. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .. when they start to lay eggs.....
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,Its when they are a year old that they are a Hen
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto [​IMG]
     
  7. marytoast

    marytoast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you.
     

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