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100+ Creative Names for Your Chicken

Michelle loves chickens and likes coming up with creative names for these fowl friends.

List of awesome chicken names

List of awesome chicken names

The task of naming your chicken is just as challenging as raising one. Luckily, I've compiled a list of chicken names to help. Below, you'll find a wide range of ideas, from classic names to funny names. Even if you don't find the perfect moniker, you'll still find some inspiration to come up with something unique on your own.

Chicken Names You've Never Heard Of

  • Shelldon
  • Bug Eater
  • Crispy
  • Pasteurized (Pat or Patty)
  • Lady Bird
  • Poop Maker
  • Oven
  • Cooper
  • Bathsheba
  • First (Which came first?)
  • Toe Jam
  • Grass-Fed
  • Free Range
  • Public Nuisance
  • Rocky
  • Babz
  • Ginger
  • Bunty
  • Mac
  • Homerun
  • Chuck
  • Two Left Feet
  • Bob
  • Kernel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Benjamin
  • Penny
  • Amarillo
  • Pollo
  • Loco
  • Bolba
  • Wormy
  • Peter
  • Freida
  • Lady Gaga
  • Ostrich
  • Resurrection
  • Lean
  • Flappy Bird

Food Chicken Names

  • Dinner
  • Popcorn
  • Quesadilla
  • Stuffing
  • Omelette
  • Peep
  • KFC
  • Drumstick
  • Taco
  • Teriyaki
  • Kabob
  • Buffalo
  • Benedict
  • Fry
  • Egg Nog
  • Custard
  • Potpie
  • Alfredo
  • Ceaser
  • Chick-fil-a
  • Egg tart
  • Nugget
  • McChicken
  • Sweet and Sour

Funny Chicken Names

  • Mother Clucker
  • Chickovsky
  • Mary Poopins
  • Donald Trumpet
  • Chick-eel O'neil
  • Princess Lay-a
  • Goose
  • Chick-a-las Cage
  • Chickira
  • Sir Clucks-a-Lot
  • Hen Solo
  • Chick Jagger
  • Hilary Fluff
  • Abraham Chicken
  • Albert Eggstein
  • Russell Crow
  • Meryl Cheep
  • Cluck Norris
  • Amelia Egghart

Classic Chicken Names

  • Henrietta
  • Duke
  • Ethel
  • Chester
  • Bessie
  • Fletcher
  • Clementine
  • Gus
  • Delilah
  • Abigail
  • Bo
  • Dixie
  • Earl
  • Dusty
  • Goldie
  • Hank
  • George
  • Merle
  • Haggard
  • Johnny
  • Cash
  • Loretta
  • Norman
  • Otis
  • Eloise
  • Irene
  • Nora

Cute Chicken Names

  • Pompom
  • Cotton Candy
  • Daffodil
  • Marshmallow
  • Cupcake
  • Midget
  • Dodo
  • Sunshine
  • Dawn
  • Midnight
  • Cheese Puff
  • Tootsie

Tips for Naming Your Chick

  • Turn to Color for Inspiration: You can name your chicken based on its color. For example, you can name your chick Rouge, Sliver, Amarillo, or Coffee.
  • Personality Matters: Is your chicken skittish, bold, or crotchety? Names like Old Gramps, Bashful, or King Kong can perfectly illustrate your chick's personality.
  • Cities and States: Why not name it after a city or state? You can either choose your hometown, your parent's hometown, or some place you love. Cheyenne, Wyoming, Tucson, or Reno are all beautiful names.
  • Singers: If you're a big fan, why not name your chicken in that singer's honor. Some examples include Dolly Parton, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, or Justin Bieber.
  • Cartoon Characters: There are some famous animated chickens you can name your chick after, such as Chicken Little, Foghorn Leghorn, Sheldon, Lady Cluck, or Rocky.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.


Bob on July 25, 2020:

These names are not helpful because they do not suit the dish. Hahaha JK, they were cute and helpful. :)

S.H on July 03, 2020:

Does anyone know how long it takes for a chick To hatch after it has started to crack? I might name it Rocky or dusty

Happygamegirl on July 02, 2020:

I named my chickens black tail, sally meatballs, and fuzz fuzz

Fries on June 30, 2020:

I am totally naming mine what the cluck. Do any of you have suggestions for me I am a first time hen care taker.

Eshal on June 30, 2020:

what's up got a few names for mah budgies I'm kidding I already named em their names are pearl and bella

Mariette on June 24, 2020:

I have a friend who got 4 Chickie's in April and she named them after 4 chicken dishes.

Chicken paprikash or Poppi.

Chicken Florentine or Florie.

Chicken Francois or Franny.

Chicken marsala or Marci.

Such a fun site, thx!

Senor Frog on May 27, 2020:

my grandparents got 3 chickens and we named them Hen Solo, Egglina and pruncess laya

Riley on May 18, 2020:

Is mcscramble a good name ?

Mary on May 16, 2020:

you could name one scrabble like scrabble eggs.

Brynn on May 08, 2020:

I named one of my chicken Aussie like Ozzy but Aussie. We have a new batch of chicks about to hatch and we have been looking for names for them! Thanks for the help!

grace on April 24, 2020:

having a hard time because i name my chicken levi and it turns out to being a girl so i think i like popcorn! so for a 11 year old like me i will just tell them it was a long story

lily on April 23, 2020:

i made my own fa- ay

Briana on April 13, 2020:

I have decide on Mabey Clementine and definitely ginger.

A random dude on April 11, 2020:

Just looking for names to my chicken in Stardew Valley

ME!!!!! on April 08, 2020:

I think peep or Azzy

Grant on March 23, 2020:

My family just got thirteen baby chicks and we named them Hen Solo, Princess Lay-uh, Corona, Reeta, Chika, Serena, Mary Poopins, Spot, Ruby, Emerald, Zenna, Frankie, and the final one is unnamed as of yet because my dad thinks he should wait just over a billion years to name his.

Me on March 22, 2020:

I named my chicken B Because I like the letter B. I have another chicken who I named Vanity Super Cluck Ori because that stands for VSCO and my besties are VSCO.

Ashley on March 21, 2020:

My family is getting 6 chickens, and some of the names we liked are Drumstick,Chick-eel O'neil, Amelia Egghart ,Chickira and sir Clucks-A-Lot

Ava on March 14, 2020:

Me and my dad like egg nog and I am 6 years old

ME!!!!! on March 14, 2020:

i am 7 and i like the name flappy bird thank you

Joey on March 14, 2020:

I'm only 11 and I love my chickens. I named one irean belina and perl

Kenadi on March 13, 2020:

My grandma just got 11 chickens and I get to have one of them and I need a musician name for it...

Kc on March 07, 2020:

I have for chickens and I don't know what to name them.

Clara on January 27, 2020:

I just got ten little chicks and their names are, Charlotte, Daisy, Pepper, Bessie, Hazel, Olive, Sunny, I still need more names for the last little three.

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Brian on July 22, 2019:

So right now I'm taking care of some eggs and thier ad out to hatch all these lists of names are really dang helpful

Brydie Duve on April 17, 2019:

So here's a name and back story...

I had 10 eggs and one of them had started hatching overnight I made sure all was working and it was, then went to bed. Hoping to see the chick I woke up in the morning and discovered the little hole was still in it untouched and no progress made.What then happened was later that night (two chicks had hatched over the period while the other chick still hadnt made any progress) I helped it abit because it had been close to 24hrs and the chick had dried out the whole inside of its egg. I helped it out and it is now out of its whole egg. We named him/her MIRACLE because if she survives tonight it would be a miracle!

Kate Rix from Oakland, California on March 23, 2018:

Poop maker? Genius! What a great article!