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Chicken names

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by coltssuperbowl83, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I name my chickens. I know 'they' say not to. I do it anyway for many different reasons. First, I think of my chickens as pets, who wouldn't name their dogs? Second, it helps me to keep track of my flock. Third, it helps me tell them apart so I can better assess personality and health.
    Having said all that, here are my chickens names...
    the bantams...
    Matthew, Evangeline, Elijah, Tuffy, Roadrunner, Cheer, Penguin, Eyepecker, Honeybadger

    full size chickens are...
    Martha, Mabel, Domino, Digit, Dixie, Harriet, Henrietta, Beatrice, King Braveheart, Jester, Heathcliff, Sunny, Nutsy, Magnolia, Cressida, and Iris

    What are your chickens named? Do you have a theme for naming them?
    (I think I tend to name mine 'grandma' names...)
     
  2. jemini212

    jemini212 Just Hatched

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    I have named 16 of my brown hens after relatives and friends and they all have numbered leg rings so even if you can't instantly differentiate by markings you can see their number. When my nephews come over they are seeing where Carol and Malcolm are(granny and grandad) and they also love that they share their name with some. I have 7 mixed breed 10week olds which are:
    risky (most adventurous) Elvis (silkie x so has a quiff) whitey,splash,speckles, lilly and pandora. I have 7× 2week old chicks which will not be named until I after I can sex them
     
  3. GabbyFringette

    GabbyFringette Out Of The Brooder

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    I get naming birds! I have a big Buff Orpington named Hen Houdini, from her fantastic escape skills (though, a few years ago she got her 'big hen' butt and hasn't escaped much). I have a red-starr named Oranga (my sister named her after the hen's coloring). I have a dark brahma bantam named Shmoo, because she looks like a Shmoo (for awhile her name was Eyepecker Pooper, for obvious reasons). My tiniest chicken, and OEGB pullet, is named Littlest Member, because she's the smaller bird in the flock. I have no theme for names, they just come because they make sense! I have lots of other birds, Mischief (EE), The Big Easter Egger (EE, obviously), Brozehead (OEGB Rooster) Silverbronzehead (OEGB pullet) Minorca (I think she's either a Minorca or an Australorp. She's young, still. But even if she's an australorp, her name is Minorca).
     
  4. coltssuperbowl83

    coltssuperbowl83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha, my brown leghorn, Harriet is technically named Harriet Houdini because she's impossible to contain.
     
  5. GabbyFringette

    GabbyFringette Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wait until her butt gets bigger.
     
  6. BantamSlave02

    BantamSlave02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had names for all of mine, but they've all sank into oblivion (the names, not the birds)
     
  7. RoseMary12

    RoseMary12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are Blizzard (a white rock/leghorn), Rosemary and Amber. The last two we think are Rhode Island reds.
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I've only named the two cockerels I kept. I have 11 pullets with no names.

    Master Chicken (kung Fu panda) is my White Jersey Giant. He's older and bigger now. This was about week 11 or so. They're 19 weeks now.
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    And this is Big Boy. Because, well, he's a big boy.

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