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What's the difference between pullet eggs and hen eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieChickenLover336, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always seen people say pullet eggs and hen eggs but I never really knew the difference. Can someone explain this silly question to me?
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Pullet eggs are laid by a young hen, they are usually smaller in size at the beginning of her laying cycle. After a few months, the eggs are larger in size. Then we consider them hen sized.

    Pullet eggs may be small, but you can still eat them.[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  3. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no diffrince.accept a pullest firs egg is usually something rare like adouble yolker,or it has no shell
     
  4. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens under a year old are referred to as pullets. When pullets begin to lay eggs they often have oops eggs. First eggs are often small compared to what they will be in a couple months. Some may be soft shelled. Some may be double yoked. Some may not have a shell at all. Some may not even have a yolk. Otherwise once a pullet gets to laying regularly there is no difference between a pullet egg and a hen egg. A hen laying oops eggs is a more serious problem than a pullet laying imperfect eggs. Using the words pullet and hen is just giving the reader an idea as to the age of the bird.
     
  5. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhh okay thank you all for replying!
     

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