Coming up with the perfect chicken names is an art. But you don’t have to start from scratch.
People who raise chickens and collect their eggs become very attached to their feathered friends. They like to give them names that reflect the chicken’s specific personality. Calling out their names and watching them run to greet their keepers always brings a smile.
We have assembled a list of names that are appropriate for all breeds of chickens. There are at least 53 different breeds. So, whether you’re keeping Rhode Island Reds, Wyandottes, Araucanas, Naked Necks, or Sicilian Buttercups, you will find a suitable name on this list.
Funny Chicken Names
Here is a list of names for chickens designed to make you laugh.
Chicky McChick Face
Jabba the Cluck
Neckie Minaj (A name for a Naked Neck breed of chicken).
Reba Chicken Tyer
Attila the Hen
Egger Alan Poe
Playing for Peeps
Marco Pollo (pollo is the Spanish word for chicken).
Humorous Names for Chickens
Princess Lay A
Mrs. Doubt Fryer
Duke of Earlier (Rooster)
RePecka of Sunnybrook Farm
Bird is the Word
The Happy Clucker
Classic Chicken Names
Here are some names for chickens that never go out of style.
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Traditional Chick Names
Names for Pairs of Chickens
Here are some names if you have a pair of chickens that like to hang out together.
Laverne and Shirley
Turner and Hooch
Pea and Pod
Lucy and Ethel
Myrtle and Yertle
Lady and Tramp
Winter and Summer
Bonnie and Clyde
Holmes and Watson
Onesie and Twosie
Rolly and Polly
Betty and Wilma
Yin and Yang
Henny and Penny
Rock and Roll.
Cute Chicken Names
Some chicken names evoke cuteness.
Cluckles, the Clown
Clever Chicken Names
- Pot Pie
- Fluffy Butt
- Candy Floss
- Lady Marmalade
- Dora the Explorer
- Pippi Longstockings
- The Chicken Boss.
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Names of Famous Chickens
There are quite a few chickens that have been featured in movies and TV shows. Famous people raised other well-known chickens. Here’s a list of a few.
The Friends Chicken – One of the most popular TV Shows of all time, Friends, featured an episode with a Chicken. Joey and Chandler rescued the chicken from being euthanized. They named the White Japanese Bantam chicken Yasmine in honor of the actress Yasmine Bleeth.
Baron Spreckle – Naturalist and late president Theodore Roosevelt had a chicken named Baron Spreckle. The good Baron was just one of several chickens and other animals that President Roosevelt kept at the White House. He even had a one-legged Rooster.
Cornelius Rooster – since 1894, Cornelius Rooster has been the “spokes chicken” for Kellogg’s corn flakes. Corn flakes were created by John Harvey Kellogg and were said to promote good health. The green mascot was voiced in commercials by legendary character actor Andy Devine.
Foghorn Leghorn – He was a star of Merrie Melodies and Looney Tune cartoons. Foghorn Leghorn was featured in 29 cartoons from 1946 to 1964. He was the object of affection of Miss Prissy and considered prey by young Henry Hawk. He is an Italian breed of chicken called a Leghorn.
- Ginger – Ginger was a Welsummer breed chicken from the Pixar movie “Chicken Run.” The orange-colored chicken was a favorite with moviegoers. Not only was she featured in the original film, but she also starred in the sequel eighteen years later.
- Heihei – Heihei is a wild chicken and one of the stars of the film “Moana.” The inspiration for the character comes from the Hawaiian Island of Kauai. Feral chickens are common on Kauai and are attributed to hurricanes and other natural disasters freeing domesticated chickens; Heihei is Hawaiian for ‘disturbance.”
- Oscar – Oscar was the name of a chicken owned and raised by Salvador Dali. The famous surrealist painter liked having his chicken hanging around his studio. The chicken gave him inspiration for some of his paintings. In addition, the chicken would often sit on his shoulder while Dali painted.
- Camilla – Camilla was a popular chicken character and one of the Muppets. She was in several episodes of The Muppet Show and became the object of affection of the character Gonzo. She also starred in The Muppet Movie and in The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Many celebrities keep and raise chickens, including Julia Roberts, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Prince Charles, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Garner, Kylie Jenner, Tori Spelling, and more. It is a popular new fad that seems to be growing.
By Tim Moodie
Tim Moodie has worked developing company, product, and brand names for small and big companies for many years. His experience is nothing to squawk at.
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