Whats the difference

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by moodlymoo, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see gals called hens and pullets, but what is the difference.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets = Under 1 year old

    Hens = Over 1 year old
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:And to expand on that...

    Cockerel = male chicken under the age of 1 year old
    Rooster, cock or stag = male chicken over the age of one year old.
     
  4. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. Chicks...Pullets...Hens
     

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