when is a "chick" no longer a chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by capebird, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Cape Cod
    Is there an age that a chick is no longer called a chick... and maybe called
    something else.... a pullet?

  2. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2010
    I don't know the technical answer but I call mine chicks until about 4 months old.
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    A pullet is any female chicken under a year. A cockerel is any male chicken under a year. But I still don't know when they stop being chicks. Maybe when they lay an egg or that thing that roosters do besides crowing? [​IMG]
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Yup. I know the answer, technically, but the young ones are "chicks" until POL. [​IMG]

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