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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DrumStick, Dec 13, 2007.
I was wondering when does a pullet become a hen.
When she turns one yr. old. Cockeral becomes a Cock at the same age
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Pullet, lay eggs, becomes a hen.
Cockerell, crows, and becomes a rooster.
I'm glad to be corrected though.
Does a cockrel become a cock and then a roo? Or is a cock the same as a roo?
"Cock" is a shortened form of cockerel. A cockerel becomes a roo at one year of age.
Actually I think it depends on where you live. Many people where I used to live referred to adult males as "cocks" it was the accepted term in that area. Here everyone says roosters or roo's. I also go by the "1 yr theory" as to pullets and cockerals, but I know that also varies from place to place and person to person. If you are looking to buy or sell, just make sure you get ages and wether or not they are laying. That way you will know exactly what you have no matter what anyone is calling it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A pullet is a young chicken, more specifically a hen (female) at least 20-weeks-old which has begun to lay eggs but has not yet moulted.
From another site..
a young chicken is called a chick. a male chicken is a cock or a cockerel, depending on its age. similarly, a female chicken is called a pullet or a hen. the age at which a pullet becomes a hen and a cockerel becomes a cock depends on what type of chicken is being raised. purebred poultry producers have very age-specific definitions. a chicken is a cockerel or pullet if it is less than one year of age.
after one year of age, the chicken is referred to as a hen or cock. in the commercial industry a female chicken is called a hen after it begins egg production (around five months of age). a sexually mature male chicken (again, around five months of age) is referred to as a rooster. a capon is a castrated male chicken.
Who knew that such a simple question could have such a complicated answer?!
Drumstick, dont you just love earthnuts chicken in her signature line. I wonder if thats a hen or pullet or if its a cockeral or roo?
Stay on top of that purplechicken dad of yours, he needs guidance sometimes!