What is a "Pullet"?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Songster

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    I keep seeing this term.

    thanks!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Female chicken under 1 year old.
     
  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    And when she lays her first egg, it's a Pullet Surprise.
     
  4. warren

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    I thought it was a hen that has started laying but not yet had her first moult.
     
  5. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

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  6. warren

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    In the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary it says that a pullet is a hen from the time she lays her first egg until her first moult, so perhaps English pullets are different from American ones.
     
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  7. Nemo

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    Ohhh... I thought it had something to do with car trade-ins... "Push it, pullet, or carry it in!"
     
  8. a2ms4chickens

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    4-H's definition of a pullet is a female chicken who is under a year old, and who has laid eggs for less than 6 mos.
     
  9. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

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    It's a teen age hen, Not quite adult but not quite a chick either.
     
  10. Bawkadoodledoo

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    female under 1 year old
     

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