63 Fantastic Chicken Names


As we get ready to add another dozen layer hens to the coop in Spring, it's time to think of more chicken names!

When naming their flock some prefer egg dish names such as omelet, frittata, souffle and such while others prefer knock-offs of celebrity names such as Audrey Hen-burn and Lindsay Lo-hen.  I prefer old-fashioned names, for the most part, for our ladies although we've have also named them after friends and family members as a tribute too.


Here are some we've used or are considering:

  • Trudy
  • Mabel
  • Charlotte
  • Tilly
  • Hennie
  • Lucy
  • Lillian
  • Matilda
  • Maude
  • Betty
  • Esther
  • Beatrice
  • Annabelle
  • Clara
  • Priscilla
  • Florence
  • Dorothy
  • Hazel
  • Evelyn
  • Stella
  • Myra
  • Alice
  • Jane
  • Eleanor
  • Victoria
  • Pearl
  • Adele
  • Ruby
  • Vivian
  • Nelly
  • Mary
  • Annie
  • Florence
  • Ethel
  • Sarah
  • Martha
  • Hattie
Coop Girl Hattie

  • Flora
  • Helen/Helena
  • Josephine
  • Lena
  • Lola
  • Viola
  • Sadie
  • Maggie
  • Jemima
  • Letty
  • Delia/Delilah
  • Ava
  • Olive/Olivia
  • Rosemary
  • Minnie
  • Clementine
  • Edie
  • Penny
  • Elsa
  • Iris
  • Pippa
  • Stella
  • Rose
  • Sage
  • Claire
  • Dottie

What about you?  What are some of your favorite names for your flock?



Additional helpful chicken-related posts:
So You Want To Raise Chickens, Part 1
So You Want To Raise Chickens, Part 2
5 Reasons You Need Backyard Chickens Today
When Will My Chickens Start Laying?  And Other Chicken-Related Questions are Answered.
Introducing New Chickens To The Flock
Chicken Coop 101: 13 Lessons Learned
The Chicken Coop at Cobble Hill Farm
All You Need To Know About Chicken Roosts
All You Need To Know About Nesting Boxes
Coop Cleaning Day

6 comments:

Jo @ Country Life Experiment said...

We have Excavator, Bommy knocker, and Archyoptrix amongst our flock. Named by a 3 year old who loved machines and a 6 year old who loved dinosaurs.

daisy g said...

I love the old-school names too! Those are the ones I am drawn toward.

Flying VS Farm said...

Sweet pea, Toes (her toes curled as a chick) Pheonix, Cricket, Hawk, and Cuddlebug are the exotic names. The rest are my "vintage girls" with old fashioned names like Gertrude and Winnifred.

Carol Williams said...

I have Tyrell, my feather-footed Light Brahma. My son thought she was a HE and said the feet were ghetto fabulous!

My first incubated girl is "Nugget", as in "This is my Chicken Nugget". Ha ha.

I have an Easter Egger named Jan, because her sister Amber (yellowish) was much prettier, and so Jan was the not as pretty sister. "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" I hate to be Jan the not so pretty one! (Brady Bunch)

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

After this week, I fear we will be calling the ladies icicle, snowball, frozen, etc!
But, the names of some of my most memorable hens are Annie, Cocoa, Harriet, Sandy, and Georgette.

Gris fleur said...

We have Arlette, Huguette, Lucienne and Solange. French names !