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pullets and POL
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:34 »
im sorry for asking a stupid question, but what is the difference between a pullet and a POL, i know what pol is, thats obvious, but ive just googled pullet and that said a young bird under a year old ? so dose that mean its a young laying hen or is it to young  be laying so not quite pol yet ? i have to apologise for my idiotness  :blush:


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Re: pullets and POL
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 07:54 »
Pullet is the name for a female chicken under a year old, at a year they become hens.  Just as a cockerel is under a year, and a cock is over a year.

Point of lay just means that they are soon to ate the age to lay - usually from 18 weeks onwards.  But, yet, at this age they are still pullets.


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Re: pullets and POL
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 08:36 »
Thank you I did not know the difference between a cock and a cockerel. I have been keeping chickens for 8 years! ::)
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Re: pullets and POL
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 09:31 »
Mine are always called cockerels, no matter what age they are.  If Brian went around saying come and see my c**k, he'e get arrested!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:


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Re: pullets and POL
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 12:38 »
I thought technically it was a cockerel up until it has its first molt and then after it was classed as a cock  ???

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