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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Luke13:34, Sep 23, 2010.
Just wondering when the terminology changes? Is there a set week they are considered to be pullets?
They're pullets right from the start if they've been determined to be female.
Quote:x2! which, for some breeds, can be until they go from CHICK to LAYING HEN lol
Pullets are female chickens under one year of age. Hens are female chickens one year old or older. Cockerels are male chickens under one year of age; roosters are a year or older.
However, most folks consider pullets "hens" as soon as they are laying. And "roo" is easier to type than cockerel, so that gets used for even baby male chickens.
Jury is still out on one chicken.. so I will just continue to call it Gigantor until further notice.
Sigh...my babies are growing so fast.