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When is a pullet not a Pullet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by houseofclucks, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. houseofclucks

    houseofclucks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2007
    After a pullet lays it's first egg, is it still considered a pullet or has it made the move up to a hen? I know a pullet is a young female under a year old, but after the first egg comes........
  2. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Technically a pullet is a pullet until they are a year old but often people start calling them hens around 6-7 months just because at that age they are full grown.

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