9 CFR 145.71 - Definitions.
Except where the context otherwise requires, for the purposes of this subpart the following terms shall be construed, respectively, to mean:
Chicks. Newly hatched chickens.
Primary egg-type chicken breeding flocks. Foundation flocks that are composed of pedigree, great-grandparent, and grandparent stock that has been developed for egg production and are maintained for the principal purpose of producing multiplier breeding chicks used to produce table egg layers.
Started chickens. Young chickens (chicks, pullets, cockerels, capons) which have been fed and watered and are less than 6 months of age.