45 Chicken and Rooster Names

Updated on January 13, 2017
Chickens can actually make great pets!
Chickens can actually make great pets! | Source

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!

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!

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:


Rooster Names


Cute Hen Names


Funny Chicken Names

Chicken Wing
General Tso
Cluck Norris
That's one feisty rooster!
That's one feisty rooster! | Source

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!

Puff, the Kung Fu Rooster!

Questions & Answers


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        Help 41 hours ago

        One off my chicken the left yes closed I know my man actually said it Was in accident touch her eye now she keep one eye closed what I do

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        Grace 6 months ago

        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

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        Chook 7 months ago

        Forgot this. He also marches.

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        Chook 7 months ago

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

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        me 8 months ago

        i love chickens

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        Mac Ross 8 months ago

        I love my pets

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        Chicken little 9 months ago

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

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        Hope 9 months ago


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        jo 10 months ago

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

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        animal lover 18 10 months ago

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

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        Laney 10 months ago

        I am getting some today

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        ass 11 months ago

        chicken are yummy

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        Chickenzz :D 11 months ago


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        Kayleigh 12 months ago

        I am getting chickens today!!

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        hi my name is hi 12 months ago

        hi my name is hello and my last name is hi

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        Olive 13 months ago

        i love chickens