Do you want to get chickens but don’t know where to start? What does a pullet or straight run mean? I’ll break down some simple terminology and share 10 chicken terms that you must know before buying.
Ok, so you know you want to get some chickens. That’s a start! But when you get to “Chick Days” at your local Tractor Supply Co. you might start to feel a little overwhelm creeping in. You see signs for pullets, straight runs, bantams, and broilers. If you’re like me when I bought my first chickies, you know what exactly none of these words mean, and instead, you wing it! My first chickens were straight runs that I chose primarily based on their cuteness. I knew their breed- Rhode Island Red, and that was enough for me.
If you’re reading this, I can already tell that you’re a little more organized than I was at that time. You’re exploring and looking to learn more about what it all means so that you can make a good, informed decision for yourself or your family.
Let’s jump into the chicken vocabulary you will commonly see. Here are the 10 chicken terms that must know before buying.…