When Is a chick a Pullet...................

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by winekntrychicks, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    and when does pullet become a hen???
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

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    it becomes a hen when it starts laying.
     
  3. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:well what ive heard is after its 1 year old.,....
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    pullet = female chicken under 1 year
    hen = female chicken over 1 year

    cockeral = male chick under 1 year
    rooster = male chick over 1 year
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! Thought that was the setup for a funny punchline!
    Like: When is a cook cruel?
    Silly me!
     
  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Thanks!!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Denali (Auntie's Shadow)

    Denali (Auntie's Shadow) Out Of The Brooder

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    I think we figured it out, Auntie. They're still pullets, and Bo's still a cockeral.
     
  8. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, to get back to the beginning, when does a chick become a pullet?
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Chick is generic. Pullet or cockeral is their gender. All baby chickens are chicks. When you sex them they are still chicks but they are also either male or female = pullet or cockeral.
     
  10. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, thanks! So they don't "graduate" from chick to pullet! [​IMG]
     

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