Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by winekntrychicks, Sep 14, 2008.
and when does pullet become a hen???
it becomes a hen when it starts laying.
Quote:well what ive heard is after its 1 year old.,....
pullet = female chicken under 1 year
hen = female chicken over 1 year
cockeral = male chick under 1 year
rooster = male chick over 1 year
Ha! Thought that was the setup for a funny punchline!
Like: When is a cook cruel?
I think we figured it out, Auntie. They're still pullets, and Bo's still a cockeral.
So, to get back to the beginning, when does a chick become a pullet?
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.
Oh, thanks! So they don't "graduate" from chick to pullet!