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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chicabee19, Aug 14, 2008.
I keep seeing this term.
Female chicken under 1 year old.
And when she lays her first egg, it's a Pullet Surprise.
I thought it was a hen that has started laying but not yet had her first moult.
LOL @ Buff Holligans!
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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.
Ohhh... I thought it had something to do with car trade-ins... "Push it, pullet, or carry it in!"
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.
It's a teen age hen, Not quite adult but not quite a chick either.
female under 1 year old