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When do they go from being "chicks" to "pullets?"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Luke13:34, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering when the terminology changes? Is there a set week they are considered to be pullets?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    They're pullets right from the start if they've been determined to be female.
     
  3. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Quote:x2! [​IMG] which, for some breeds, can be until they go from CHICK to LAYING HEN lol
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    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.
     
  5. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!


    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.
     

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