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pullet

young, female fowl from heat-weaning at about 4 weeks of age, up to point of lay at about 5 months. In some circles the first laying season is referred to as the pullet year.

pullet disease
see visceral gout.
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From 4 to 14 weeks of age the birds were housed in cages with three pullets each assigned randomly.
Conventionally reared pullets for egg production of not more than 18 weeks may be brought into an organic livestock unit until 31 December 2011.
Table 1 shows the number of experimental pullets according to slaughter age and batch.
Hens can also be purchased as young pullets - 18- to 22-week-old adolescents just about ready to begin laying eggs - for about $12 each.
We expect to place our first live pullets in North Carolina in April 2010, and look forward to beginning operations there in January 2011.
POULTRY: Partridge to PS30; Geese to PS16; Ducks to PS25; Friesian pullets to PS22; Light Sussex to PS20; Turkeys to PS25.
The vaccine is administered as a coarse spray to broilers from day-old and to layer pullets or broiler breeders from seven days of age.
I sold some egg-type pullets and kept some breeding stock.
Meanwhile, Al-kafaat area in the southern suburb of Beirut had seen many armed conflicts in the past 12 months including shooting of pullets between armed men.
However, there are still four pullets and eight cockerels outstanding.
The program also requires that chicks and pullets can only be purchased from hatcheries participating in the National Poultry Improvement Plan to prevent salmonella enteritidis; requires environmental testing of the birds throughout the chicken's lifespan beginning at 14 to 16 weeks and continuing regularly at 40 to 45 weeks, four to six weeks after molt and two weeks at the end of the egg cycle.
Established in 1972, Hastavuk is one of Turkey's leading producers of layer- and broiler hatching eggs, day-old chicks, layer pullets and feed.