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pullet

[poo l-it] /ˈpʊl ɪt/
noun
1.
a young hen, less than one year old.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English polet < Middle French poulet, diminutive of poul cock < Latin pullus chicken, young of an animal; akin to foal
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  • No specific locations for the pullet, breeder and broiler houses have been identified.
  • The poultry company that did vaccinate their flocks are now vaccinating their pullet flocks based on our recommendations.
  • By adding, in alphabetical order, a new definition of commercial table-egg layer pullet flock to read as set forth below.
  • pullet rearing, broiler grow-out, and layer management.
  • Progresses has been particularly obvious in egg and pullet production, as well as in the feed mill industry.
  • The collateral includes the acreage where the debtors conduct their pullet growing operation.
  • The pullet financing program helps members with replacement flocks.
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pullet

/ˈpʊlɪt/
noun
1.
a young hen of the domestic fowl, less than one year old
Word Origin
C14: from Old French poulet chicken, from Latin pullus a young animal or bird
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Word Origin and History for pullet
n.

late 14c., "young fowl" (late 13c. as a surname), from Anglo-French pullet, Old French poulette, poilette, diminutive of poule, poille "hen, chicken," from Vulgar Latin *pulla, fem. of Latin pullus "young animal, young fowl" (see foal (n.)). Technically, a young hen from the time she begins to lay until the first molt.

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