45 Awesome Names for Chickens and Roosters

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Chickens. Why do they have such a bad rap? Like, if someone is a scared person, or just reluctant to do something, they might be called a chicken. Well, obviously these people have never owned a chicken. I mean, have you seen the way chickens can defend themselves

Chickens are fierce and awesome, period. So next time someone calls you a chicken, take it as a compliment and thank them!

Tips for Naming Chickens

That’s all great chickinformation, but when you have pet chickens, do you give them names? Of course! Pet chickens should have names just like a cat or dog. What exactly does this mean? Well, let’s just throw in a few tips to help out with chicken names:

  • Think like a chicken: cluck cluck, bock bock, flap flap. Maybe even do the chicken dance for some inspiration!
  • Use the color of your chicken for naming ideas. Wait until the chicken is a little older if you have a chick because they will look much different from their chick appearance.
  • What breed of chicken do you have? Different breeds have major differences in appearance and features, feather-dos and patterns.
  • Chickens are fierce and can stand their ground when threatened, so don’t be afraid to give them fierce names! There’s nothing “chicken” about them. Or, there’s everything chicken about them?

So now that you’ve read through the tips, you’re brain is probably seeded with ideas, right? Now’s the time to jot them down. Need some ideas? No problem. Here is a list of good chicken names:

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Funny Chicken Names

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Cluck Norris


Choosing a Cluckin' Name

Alright, so you see that there is many good names for chickens out there, you just have to think a little!

Your best bet for finding suitable chicken names is by observing your chickens, see how they act and how they look. This way, the name will be based off the personality and appearance rather than just being a random name you chose.

You may be thinking, they have bird brains, how much personality can one really have? Well, just observe them for a little while and make that determination for yourself!

If all else fails, write down a few good names on pieces of paper and sprinkle down some chicken feed, and let your chicken have at it. The first one they peck at is the name that they are “choosing.” Once your chicken finally has a name, you can return to your pecking order, at last!

Which Came First?

Fun fact:

A question that has been tricking everyone is “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” It’s pretty tricky, but if you stop and think about it, the answer is clearly the egg. You see, the question does not specify what type of egg, i.e. chicken egg. So, now you know!

Why Chickens?

Chickens make great pets, and having a coop of chickens can help your family in so many ways! If you nurture them, they will nurture you.

  • Eggs: Filled with protein and Omega 3’s and 6’s, eggs are one of the healthiest things that anyone can eat, given they aren’t allergic. Having chickens means an unlimited supply of eggs, and the best kind of eggs, fresh ones! There is a good chance that you will end up with an oversupply, so don’t be afraid to share or barter with neighbors!
  • Save money: Chickens are a great investment because you will never have to buy eggs or chicken from the store ever again (unless you become too attached, of course)! Chicken feed is inexpensive and the materials to build a coop don’t cost too much, if you are handy. In the long run, it’s totally worth it!
  • Make money: If you end up with too many eggs, put them in a basket by the dozen and sell them off at local farmer’s markets for a few bucks a dozen! It’s a win-win for everyone!
  • Show: Yes, there is such a thing as show chickens. And if you have one and work with it, you can win prizes and even money!
  • Education: Especially if you have young children, chickens are a great learning resource, from learning how to care for chickens, to learning about them in general! Oh, and kids have a great time chasing them around, too!

Puff, the Kung Fu Rooster!

I have 2 Geese named Ricky and Lucy my 2 ducks they are Females named Laverne and Shirley on August 16, 2020:

I have 2 geese 1 male and 1Female named Ricky Lucy. 2 female ducks named Laverne and Shirley. My Rooster named Franky. I'm looking for names for my 8 hens there are Black New Jersey giants.

I literally have eight chickens I have some names I can tell you ok :names: bonnie,chica.pike.tick toke.:horse names: navy,ace,hollow,willow,trigger,pistol. Sorry for the horse names I just on June 17, 2020:

.....wares the rest I have to chickens who I have great names! Wich is bonnie and chica........don't question that ok.

lila on May 03, 2020:

We got 6 baby girls, they are 3 weeks old and we named them Sierra, Blossom, Buttercup, Nugget, Skylar, and Daphne.

lydiarose24 on April 30, 2020:

actually, the egg doesn't come first. If you think about it, Youll needs a rooster to fertilize it. Its a part of chicken life. I had one in my old flock.

I am get chickens in 18 days and......... on April 20, 2020:




lyric on April 13, 2020:

I love chikens and I don't know what to name them

Bob on April 10, 2020:

KFC, Beef and Chickofsky were our big hits along with part-time only! :):):):)

Chicken Girl on April 05, 2020:

We have had lots of chickens over the past few years and here are some of my favorite names.

Rooster names Mercury, George, Bramah Roo, Edward, and Rembrant.

Hen names Georgia Peep, Chickadee Sweet, Sweet Pea, Kallik, Lusa, Dove, and Lady. Hope you like these names!

Xanthe on April 01, 2020:

hi, I'm in the process of incubating eggs from my rooster's last fertile eggs since he died a few days ago. he was an Araucana mix and we have a variety of different girls, so hopefully, some of these names will be given to the chicks. we are really hoping to get a rooster because he had such great genes.

Me on March 22, 2020:

I'm getting chickens and I'm looking up names. Waddup my chicken friend squad. If you're new like me welcome!

Libby Custer on March 21, 2020:

I have 20 chickens and my favorite name is Beef

Hhh on February 12, 2020:

Chicken is good

Posie on December 29, 2019:

I have a lack chicken and I found the perfect name for her

darkmaccasyes on August 04, 2019:

if you're looking to purchase chickens, go to kfc or oporto.

~mmm, delicous~

kimberly on October 05, 2018:

i have had such a hard time naming my new chicken

Payton on June 04, 2018:

I named my favorite silky fluffy and I love her so much she is my very favorite chicken but there is another chicken that hates me and I haven't found any names for her yet

Chase on April 30, 2018:

Because you may chase you rooster

Grace on October 25, 2017:

I’ve been looking on many different website to name my 10 pet chickens and so far none of the more actually have any good chicken names but this website has some good names if you could add a quiz that would improve the website

Chook on September 21, 2017:

Forgot this. He also marches.

Chook on September 12, 2017:

I have a rooster called major chuckles because he chuckles at the end of each crow and he's boss chook.

me on August 15, 2017:

i love chickens

Mac Ross on August 11, 2017:

I love my pets

Chicken little on July 18, 2017:

I know about nine people who used this name after they watched the movie

Hope on July 13, 2017:


jo on June 17, 2017:

i have 4 browns chickens; her names are: cinnamon, cayenne, ginger and chili

animal lover 18 on June 03, 2017:

names i thought of: kluckin, puff, chicken alfredo, mrs.peeps, pecker, cute names: penelope, poppycock, chicka, ralph btw my youtube is: horse lover 1

Laney on June 03, 2017:

I am getting some today

ass on May 08, 2017:

chicken are yummy

Chickenzz :D on May 06, 2017:


Kayleigh on April 17, 2017:

I am getting chickens today!!

hi my name is hi on April 16, 2017:

hi my name is hello and my last name is hi

Olive on March 03, 2017:

i love chickens

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Funny Names for Your Pet Chickens

Coming up with names for pets, especially chickens, is always a challenge. If you're facing that challenge right now, don't fret. We have a host of funny names for your pet chickens in this PetPonder article.

Coming up with names for pets, especially chickens, is always a challenge. If you’re facing that challenge right now, don’t fret. We have a host of funny names for your pet chickens in this PetPonder article.

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Chickens make such adorable pets, don’t they? If you’ve just gotten yourself some awesome pet chickens, we’re sure you need equally awesome names for them, and we’re guessing you would like names that are cute, and funny, and which make you laugh whenever you call them out. The best way to choose a name would be to say it out loud to see if it fits your pet chicken, and if you like it too. Popular chicken names are mostly different food items, or famous characters.

Frankly, you don’t need to restrict yourself to any one theme. Name your chickens after your favorite movie, your favorite TV show, your favorite book, or else, simply refer to the list given below! Our list compiles funny names of food items, some puns, and a lot more. Read on.

Rooster Names – Over 300 Awesome Ideas For Your Cockerel

Good rooster names can be tough to find. But, we have a selection of over 300 ideas that might catch your eye.

Some roosters suit fancy or cute names, whereas others suit masculine, or tough ones!

No matter what type you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Let’s start with our top 30.

The Top 20 Cutest Pet Chicken Names EVER

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 14 July 2020

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Let's have a little feathery fun! My chicken lady friends and I started chatting about names for your pet chicken the other day. We all have a diverse flock of hens and as such have had the best time naming our girls. A big part of the fun of getting a new pet chicken to add to your flock is coming up with a cute and quirky name that suits your new feather baby's poultry personality. I had a look through our customer testimonials and our Facebook follower chook flocks and come up with a list of, what I think, are the top 20 cutest pet chicken names EVER!

20. Buttercup

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Barnevelder

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Orpington

18. Mrs Pecks

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Sussex

17. Russell Crow

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Australorp

16. Chickenette

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Plymouth Rock

15. Princess Layer

Chicken breed this name would suit best: ISA Brown

14. Yolko Ono

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Naked Neck

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Rhode Island Red

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Silkie

Chicken breed this name would suit best: New Hampshire Red

10. Sir Clucks-a-lot

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Araucana

9. Cackle-Betty

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Wyandotte

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Faverolles

7. Buck Beak

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Minorca

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Leghorn

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Frizzle

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Cochin

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Polish

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Pekin

Chicken breed this name would suit best: Belgian d'Uccle

What do you think the cutest pet chicken name is? No matter what you call your hens, a happy home is essential. Have a peck at our range of fabulous coops and runs.

Before you do that, you might want to consider what breed is best for you and your family. With so many breeds and all their different traits, it can be eggtremely confusing and difficult to make a decision– so where should you begin?

Cluckily, our friends over at Chickenpedia have created an amazing Chicken Breeds Course. This extensive online course shares useful advice on choosing the right chickens for you as well as size & frequency of eggs laid. You’ll even learn about their individual personalities, and be able to use their family-friendly compatibility scale through this well-structured program. It really is a great way to find your perfect backyard buddies which is why I highly recommend them to all of my readers! The courses are beginner-friendly and filled with vital information to help you raise a happy, healthy flock.

As chicken keepers, we want to do an eggcellent job when caring for our feathered friends, but many of us struggle to handle chicken health or behavior issues, especially in the first few years of having a flock. Chickenpedia have a full range of comprehensive online courses that cover everything you didn’t know you need to know and then some more! From healthcare to raising baby chicks to feeding and behavior, that’ll give you the knowledge and confidence to successfully look after your chickens.

As a member, you will get access to ALL their fantastic courses. So, no need to wing it, become a confident chicken keeper. Click here to check out Chickenpedia today!

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