Rachael Brugger
May 5, 2015

At one point in time, chickens were relegated to the world of farm commodity. Flocks of poultry were kept to provide meat and eggs and little else. Well, times have certainly changed. Today, chickens are an endearing—often spoiled—part of the homestead, and each has its own distinct personality, thus being worthy of it’s own distinct label—a name.

The methods for going about naming your egg-laying pets are countless. Some draw on the birds’ physical features or idiosyncratic habits with names like Mr. Feathers or Peepers, while others turn to pop-culture icons, like the Kardashian sisters, for inspiration. Still others opt to go with tongue-and-cheek descriptions of their chickens’ future destinies: Lo Mein, Parmesan, and Curry, to name a few. And who can resist the pun-tastic names playing on words related to all things chicken. Cluck Norris, Sir Clucks-a-Lot, Princess Lay-a, Yolko Ono … the list of eye-rolling names goes on and on.

Chicken names are novelties and can elicit a chuckle out of skeptics who turn their noses up at the idea of making the flock part of the family. In the oh-so-practical world of farming, naming chickens gives farmers a chance to have a little fun.

If you’re adding a new group of the chicks to your flock and are beginning to think about names, we’d like to offer a little help. We asked our readers to share some of the funniest chicken names they’ve come up with—perhaps this will help get your brain churning.


For the Silkie In Your Life

Mr. Fluffy Pants

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

The Fluffer Butters
(for a whole gang of Silkies)

Princess Fluffy Butt

Cosmo Kramer

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)


For Pop-Culture Junkies

Lindsey LoHen

Mrs. Burns
(wife of Mr. Burns on The Simpsons)

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Roo-Paul
(a Showgirl)

Cher
(another Showgirl)

Betty White

Lucille Ball

Chick Norris
(a Buff Orpington)

Bruce Lee
(Australorp/Easter Egger cross)

Elvis and Priscilla
(a bantam couple)

Edward Scissor Beak

Conan O’Brien

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

SharkWeek

Benjie
(A Speckled Sussex that looked exactly like Benjamin Franklin when she was little.)

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Miss Selena Gomez

 65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Snookie
(a Jersey Giant)

LaFonda
(She just looked like a LaFonda.)


If Rhyming Is Your Thing

Hewy, Dewy, and Louie

Helen the Felon

Fatty and Patty

Pickle Tickle

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

If You Have a Rooster to Name

Fabio
(He has long blonde feathers.)

President Fitzgerald Grant

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Obi and Kenobi

Wooster

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Rock the Cock

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

John HanCock

For the Punny Among Us

Tyrannosaurus Pecks

Heidi Plume

 65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Sir Cluckington von Coopenheimer

65 of Our Favorite Chicken Names (HobbyFarms.com)

Larry Bird

Annie Yolkley

Eggdar Allan Poe

Dixie Chick

Mary Poopins

Chickstina Eggpera

Foodie Favorites

Bok Bok Choy

Baked, Broiled, Fried, Stew, Noodle and Soup

Chicken Fingers

Barbecue, Garlic and Teriyaki
(all Ameraucanas)

K, F, and C
(three brown hens)

Dinner!

Inspiration From Kids

Pink Sparkle Moon
(And there’s no shortened version—we have to say the whole name every time!)

Twilight Diamond Sparkle

Gooey, Gross, and Monster

Harry Potter

Peter Pan

Nausea

And there’s a lot more where those came from! Tell us more of your favorite chicken names in the comments below.



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