Do you name your chickens and if so how do you choose their names.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fancie, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't named any of my animals for years and was thinking of starting....
     
  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I only name my roosters and that's for ease of reference. Geronimo, Frodo (4 yo named HIS rooster) and Diesel.

    I do have one hen named Neurotic- she was brooded alone and never has been quite "right".
     
  3. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Well I named a few of my hens:

    There is Hope, Ginger, Nosey Rosey, and umm well there is one other but I foget her name. I will let you know if I remember!

    Cody!!
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I don't except for the occasional rooster that gets a [​IMG] name [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Ohh forgot to mention why they have their names:

    Ginger: She is a NHR and has the best feathering and has a ginger coloring.

    Hope: She is another NHR and we thought she would die because she was so little at first.

    Nosey Rosey: She is another NHR and she was the first to fly the brooder. She also loved my kitty!

    Ohh the other is Baby. She is a shaver red and loves to be around me. She even sits on my shoulder

    Cody!!
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    some we name and some we don't. some get a collective name. we call all the Brown Leghorns, 'Brown Leghorns'.

    we choose names to go with the area the birds originated from, how we got the bird, a physical characteristic or a personality trait.

    ie:
    Sister Mary Agnes is a sassy Catholic school girl type
    Della-What and Della-Who are Delawares
    Dutch is a Delaware. the Dutch people settled Delaware
    Belgie...because we are Belgian, and she runs with her head down like a Belgian fighter
    Dolly is the type who looks like a Dolly Parton type
    Matilda is an Australorp, named for "The Waltzing Matilda"
    Rex named because he thinks he's the king. (Rex is latin for king)
    Huck-a-Buck is named for a term my FIL uses for tightening something down. 'You have to put the huckabuck on it'. and that's what he does for the flock.
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I always name mine!!! I have a BLRW named Lola.....she was an early hatch and spent a full day alone...snuggled into a black velvet bra with feather trim. She ended up Lola because of it. LOL BLRW male and female named Hansel and Gretel because my hubby thought it was cute. We have an EE bantam roo, Edward, because my 11 y/o names EVERYTHING from the Twilight series of books. An EE hen, Dexter, she had "nerd glasses" as a baby. BTWJ named Kawaii...cute in Japanese. My hubby is about to get his long dreamed of La Fleche....he wanted "evil" names but has just about decided that the roo will be named Edgar (after Edgar Allen Poe). One hen will be Erzsebet (for Erzsebet Bathory...look her up if you don't know...amazingly evil woman). Ahhhhh....the list goes on and on......LOL
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I named my ducks because I got all 3 of them together, one female was a blonde, one female was a brunette, and the male was kind of goofy....
    So yeah, Jack, Janet and Chrissy [​IMG]

    Of course, when I got the 4th duck, I kept with the theme, so that's how I got a Lana.
     
  9. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Naming is great for reference sake,so if you tell your friends or family members about them they will know which one you're talking about.

    I just name mine based of personality.
     
  10. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Yes, I name mine!

    We have:
    Pocket
    Lily
    Martha
    Singer
    Big John
    Strut
    Black Beard
    Gloria
    Sterling
    Sylvia
    Singer
    Brownie
    Beaker
    Faith
    Hope
    Charity
    Maddie
    Elizabeth (2 actually)
    Ruth
    Sparkles (son named this one)
    Jett
    Monroe
    Polk
    Louisa
    Quincy
    Cricket
    Anna
    Boaz
    Chirpy
    Smoothie
    Tori
    Robert
    Fran
    Henny Penny
    Pheobe
    Phyllis
    Diesel
    Deuce
    Edna
    Gertrude
    Lacey
    Greta
    Porkchop
    Drumstick
    Mumble
    Emmy
    Naomi
    Roosevelt
    Lunar
    Skye
    Blue Lou

    And then we have some yet unnamed hens, and they are unnamed because we can't tell them apart LOL
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009

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