Looking for good chicken names? Check out these funny chicken names, rooster names, chicken pun names and the all around best names for chickens.
It’s easy to come up with fun and cute names for most pets. But what about names for chickens?
Naming a chicken can seem harder than naming a dog, cat or other pet. I’ve put together this ultimate list of chicken names that you can use to find the perfect names for your backyard chickens.
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Older chickens are easier to name
When chickens are babies, they don’t have much of a personality.
They tend to eat, sleep and poop. So it can be hard to come up with good chicken names for chicks.
As chickens mature, they will have distinct personalities that show up. Some chickens may really love attention and want to follow you around like a puppy.
Some chickens aren’t ‘people persons’ and want to hang with other chickens.
Your rooster might be bold and thrive on attention when he crows and shows himself off, while some roosters are more laid back and don’t crow often.
The personality of your chicken can really help you to come up with the perfect chicken name. It’s much easier to find the perfect name for your chicken when you know what the chicken’s personality is like.
Funny Chicken Names
This would be a great name for a big chicken, like a Black Jersey giant or a Brahma.
2. Chick Fillet
This name is perfect for a small chicken. It seems fitting for a little bantam or small silkie chicken.
Schnitzel is a type of thin, fried meat, usually chicken breast. A perfect name for a chicken that won’t be battered and fried. 🙂
Another good name for a chicken that won’t be eaten at Sunday supper.
Do you have a little bantam chicken? This would be a perfect name for an undersized hen.
Which came first… the chicken or the egg? Use this classic question to name your hen and you’ll be able to say for sure that “First” came first once she starts laying.
8. Pollo Loco
This is a dish that can be found on many a Mexican restaurant menus. Translated, it means ‘Crazy Chicken’. Do you have a chicken with a big personality that’s goofy?
9. Egg Nog
Egg nog is a creamy drink served around the holidays. This would be a wonderful name for a light blonde chicken, like a Buff Orpington, especially for a chick that was hatched in the fall.
Another perfect name for a chicken that won’t wind up on the dinner table.
11. Mother Clucker
This is a perfect fit for the one chicken in your flock that constantly gets into the feed bin when you aren’t looking. Or the one that manages to poop on your patio furniture as soon as you turn your back.
There are so many good rooster names out there. Roosters can have huge personalities and really love to stand out from the rest of the flock.
A good rooster name should represent the personality of the rooster.
Again, this is easier to do when the rooster is a little older and you can really grasp the true personality of the rooster.
1. Cluck Kent
Any superman or Clark Kent fans out there? This would be a perfect name for a dark feathered rooster, since Clark Kent had black hair.
2. Cluck Norris
Chuck Norris is an iconic crime-fighting good guy. In real life he has a black belt in Tang Soo Do, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Judo.
This would be a perfect name for the rooster that’s always on the lookout for his hens.
3. Colonel Sanders
Colonel Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and the symbol for KFC, would be a perfect name for the white feathered rooster in your flock.
Do you have a rock and roll star in your rooster? Elvis is a perfect name for a showy rooster.
5. General Tso
This amazing Asian dish is fried chicken covered in a sweet and spicy red sauce. A perfect name for a rusty red colored rooster.
6. Roo Paul
7. Rooster Cogburn
John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in this classic Western film. Another perfect name for a rooster that’s always watching out for his hens.
8. Russell Crowe
9. Wyatt Chirp
Wyatt Earp fans will love this pun on his name!
10. Yolko Ono
Another fitting name for a white feathered rooster, especially one that is slightly mischievous.
14. Sir Clucks a Lot
Is your rooster a tried and true fighter?
Calling all Walking Dead fans! Who doesn’t love Darryl?
This is a classic rooster name that has been used countless times to name big, stout roosters.
21. Alarm Clock
22. Chick Jagger
Any Mick Jagger fans?
23. Johnny Cash
In Beauty and the Beast, Gaston is the big hunky guy that tries to win Belle’s heart before she finds herself at the Beast’s castle.
Gaston is a big hunky guy that can also sing, just like your flock’s rooster.
31. General Lee
The legendary car from Dukes of Hazard would give your rooster an iconic name.
It seems extremely fitting for a showy red rooster.
32. Boss Hogg
33. Bo Duke
Foghorn Leghorn is a classic character that appeared in many Looney Tunes episodes.
Foghorn was a white leghorn rooster.
Do you have a huge rooster, like a Jersey giant or a Brahma?
Old Fashioned Names for Chickens
There is nothing cuter than a good old-fashioned name for your hens.
Oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’, oh my darlin’ Clementine…
Darla was a cute character in the Movie the Little Rascals. This is a cute name for a sweet and pretty chicken.
Another name for Walking Dead fans… This old school name is perfect for the survivor hen in your flock.
This German name would be a great choice for a German hen breed like a Lakenvelder, Hamburg or German Langshan.
Do you have a ‘mother hen’ in your flock? Mamie would be an excellent name for her.
This seems like a perfect name for a small hen or a bantam hen.
Are you a fan of the show The Office?
Phyllis seems like a name for a slightly oversized, gray, sweet-natured chicken.
This old-school name is the name of a nerdy and awkward character on the show Scooby-Doo.
It would be a wonderful name for the hen that doesn’t quite hang out with the rest of the flock.
Chicken Pun Names
Are you looking for some funny chicken pun names?
This collection of chicken pun names is sure to get some laughs and definitely funny looks!
1. Albert Eggstein
2. Anderson Coop-er
3. Attila the Hen
A perfect name for the hen whose hips don’t lie.
5. David Beekham
6. Dixie Chick
7. Eggatha Christie
8. Hen Solo
9. Meryl Cheep
10. Oprah Henfrey
11. Princess Layer
A sweet name for a star laying hen.
12. Amelia Egghart
13. Clucky Stars
15. Eggrethra Franklin
16. Lindsey Lo-hen
17. Heidi Plume
18. Eggar Allen Poe
19. Henneth Paltrow
22. Mother Plucker
23. Mr. Feathers
25. Edward Scissor Beaks
26. Selena Gomeggs
27. Annie Yolkley
28. Bok Bok Choy
29. Goldie Hen
30. Eggs Benedict
33. Sal Monella
34. Tyrannosaurus Pecks
This name seems fitting for for a really big chicken.
A cool name for a dark colored hen, like a French Black Copper Maran.
Chicken Names from Famous Characters
There are so many famous characters that have names that could easily become a chicken name.
Some of the names on this list are from cartoons, some are from iconic TV shows.
1. Big Bird
3. Snow White
Snow White was an ivory skinned, black haired Disney character.
Lakenvelders couldn’t have a more perfect name.
Thumbelina is a fairy that was born on a flower and was only a couple of inches tall.
Looking for a name for your super small hen?
13. Little Red
This name would be well suited for the small Rhode Island red hen in your flock.
Scuttle was the seagull that was friends with Ariel in the Disney Classic the Little Mermaid.
18. Tinker Bell
Iago was the not-so-nice parrot in Disney’s movie Aladdinn.
21. Prince Phillip
22. King Stefan
Gidget is a white fluffball of a dog in the movie the Secret Life of Pets. You couldn’t ask for a more fitting name for a white silkie.
28. Shere Khan
The intelligent hornbill in the Lion King that always tries to keep everyone out of trouble.
A perfect name for the not-so-smart bird in your flock.
Heihei is a chicken in the Disney movie Moana that is less than intelligent.
Check out some of Heihei’s most laughable moments here:
33. Panchito Pistoles
Panchito Pistoles is a trigger-happy Mexican rooster who first appeared in Disney’s 1945 animated feature film, The Three Caballeros.
Brown silkie chickens need this name.
36. Chicken Little
39. Daisy Duke
An awesome name for the showstopper hen.
43. Matt Dillon
Matt Dillon was the Dodge City marshal in the iconic TV show Gunsmoke.
44. Barney Fife
45. Gomer Pyle
46. Miss Kitty
The red haired saloon owner in the show Gunsmoke. A perfect name for a red feathered hen.
47. Doc Adams
The deputy in the show Gunsmoke has a name that seems perfectly fitting for a rooster.
On the hit show Bonanza, Hoss was an easy going ‘gentle giant’.
A fitting name for a large, sweet rooster.
50. Little Joe
Little Joe was Hoss’s little brother on Bonanza.
51. Billy the Kid
Billy the Kid is an infamous American old West outlaw and gunfighter.
52. Doc Holliday
John Henry “Doc” Holliday was an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist.
A close friend and associate of lawman Wyatt Earp, Holliday is best known for his role in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
53. John Wayne
This name is everything American Old West.
Slim is a famous character from the show Laramie. Slim’s character was large, tan and had sandy hair.
A fitting name for a blonde colored rooster.
In the show Laramie, Jess makes his way to Slim’s ranch.
The character is dark complected and dark haired, a good name for a dark colored rooster.
56. Bart Maverick
57. Cisco Kid
58. Jesse James
59. Johnny Ringo
60. Lucas McCain
The star role in the TV show the Rifleman.
John Wayne played George Washington McClintock in this Western film.
64. The Lone Ranger
65. Red Ryder
66. Rowdy Yates
67. Roy Rodgers
Trigger, Roy Rodger’s iconic palomino horse. A perfect name for a blonde feathered rooster.
69. Annie Oakley
70. Wild Bill
71. Wyatt Earp
Could you ask for a better fitting name for a black rooster?
Good Chicken Names
These names are classic names that are sweet, cute and overall good names for the chickens in your flock.
They didn’t fit in the other name categories, as they are simple and more modern. These good chicken names couldn’t be left out though!
An ideal name for the sweet hen that loves to be held.
The perfect name for the prettiest hen in the flock.
Fleur means flower in French. A more sophisticated name for a pretty hen.
17. Sweet Pea
Another fitting name for a sweet hen.
20. Buck Beak
Every flock has a sassy hen. Why not name her for her personality?
Do you have a queen bee in your flock? You might as well name her queen if she acts like one!
It’s not uncommon to have a chick that struggles early on. This is the perfect name for the chick that almost didn’t make it.
This is a cute name that would be really great for a Barred Rock or another black and white chicken.
Names Based on Colors and Feathers
One of the easiest ways to name chickens is to name them based on their feathers.
If you have a flock with mixed breeds, this is a really great way to name them.
I’ve also included some names for chickens that have crazy hair, like Silkies and some of the Polish breeds.
Names for Red and Blonde Chickens
Red and blonde colored chickens are extremely common.
They can range from light creamy blonde to deep rusty reds.
Many of these names are food related, but don’t worry, they’re still really cute names!
An excellent name for a Cinnamon Queen hen.
This would be a wonderful name for an orange-hued hen, like a dark orange Buff Orpington.
Some blonde hens are quite yellow. Sunny would be an awesome name for a yellow feathered hen.
Terra cotta is a dark rusty color. An excellent name for a deep red chicken.
Brown Chicken Names
Brown chickens aren’t as common, but brown chickens are extremely pretty.
I’ve listed really pretty names for the gorgeous brunettes in your flock.
This seems fitting for a French Black Copper Maran hen.
For the reddish brown hen in the flock.
This famous dark beer would be a pretty name for a dark brown chicken.
This would be cute, although silly, name for a light brown chicken.
For the hen that isn’t quite chocolate.
24. Cronan (gaelic for deep brown)
This is probably one of my favorite names for a brown chicken. Moose is original and cute.
Pronounced ‘roo’, a roux is made in many Cajun and Creole dishes.
A good roux is a deep brown color, making it more than suitable as a name for a deep brown chicken.
Names for White Chickens
White chickens are really common, especially if you’re looking for egg layers.
White chickens can be just as pretty as colored chickens, despite the lack of flashy color.
This is a great name for the white chicken that has a few flecks of color in her feathers.
Blanco is the Spanish word for white.
Blanche is the French word for white.
A really fun and cute name for a large white chicken.
Names for Black Chickens
Black chickens are rarely just black. They often have hues of green or purple in their feathers, making them really stand out.
These black chickens names will stand out too.
This is a good name for the solid black chicken in the flock.
Poppy seems like a cute name for a black hen that is both pretty and friendly.
You couldn’t ask for a more fitting name for a black chicken that has purple hues in her feathers.
Just like in the movie Black Beauty, this would be an awesome name for a gentle black chicken.
Nero is Italian for black.
Grey Chicken Names
Grey chickens can range in color from light ashy greys to deep steel grays.
You’ll be able to find a name for your grey chicken here, no matter what shade of grey.
Names for Speckled Chickens
Many chicken breeds are speckled or spotted. Some breeds, like the Wyandottes, have feathers with two different colors.
These names are great fits for the speckled and spotted chickens.
A really cute and fun name for the Barred Rocks and Silver Laced Wyandottes.
This seems like a fun name for a Gold Laced Wyandotte or a Speckled Sussex.
14. Callie (for calico)
Names for Chickens with Odd Feathers
Some breeds of chickens have crazy, fun feathers.
If you’ve got a crazy haired chicken, give it a fun name to go with that crazy hair!
1. Silky Boy
This seems super fitting for the naked neck chickens…
Mrs. Fizzle was the teacher on the show The Magic School Bus.
Because of her, this name seems perfect for a fluffy ginger colored hen.
Do you have a rooster with extremely long feathers?
Kramer, from the TV show Seinfeld, had really crazy hair. It always managed to look like he stuck his finger in an outlet.
Seems perfect for a Polish chicken!
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