I was first told that a pullet was a little older that a chick and that it could be a hen or a rooster. I was also told that you couldn't tell if it was a hen or rooster! But today a man that was selling chickens said that a pullet was a female that could not yet lay eggs because it was too young and could not be a male! I am new at this stuff as you can see and I hope to get chickens to and I think that I should know what a pullet is! It is confusing when you hear two different definitions for the same word. Can any one help me?