How did your chicken get it's name?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by NancyP, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have a mutt that we named Blue. She has gotten picked on a lot and has had to be treated with Blue kote often. She is mostly white so it really shows.
    So whats your story?
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Jezebel was originally named Patty, as in Fatty Patty. However, Patty is also my DH's ex wifes name. He disliked hearing the ex's name all the time, so he asked me to change the hen's name. I changed it to Jezebel. DH's response? I asked you to change it to something that didn't remind me of the ex! [​IMG]
  3. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    Central Florida
    All my girls are named Gladys.... remember the Purdue chicken commercial?

    "No chocolate Gladys"
  4. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    my son named ours and he is 6. we only have 4 hens (and now 3 silkie chicks 3 days old)We got 2 to start with and he came up with the names Fiffie and Darna( don't know where he got these 2 names from) and then about a week later we got another 2 pullets and he named them Dipsy and Lala he said they are cute like teletubbies lol. We haven't named the chicks yet but I think I'll let him name these as well.
  5. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    The neighbor children were down along with their friends. All under 10 years old - they named our new babies - Tebow, Shimmer, Sunny, Sparkle, Kit Kat, Rusty and the twins Carleigh and Tarin. We have twin girls down the street and guess what their names are?! I am loving this chicken business![​IMG]
  6. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    Roxie = white rock
    Chippy = chipmunk EE, named by my 6 year old
    Stripes- GLW was striped as a chick- named by my 6 year old
    EE with really puffy cheeks - Puff
    The last three- I was half asleep and decided to name them
    Betty- Black Australorpe
    Wilma- Reddish EE
    Pebbles- ginger and grey EE
  7. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    flat stanley got his name because when I went to water my chicks I accidently sat my one gallon waterer on top of him and about an hour or so I went to check on them I noticed one was missing and something told me to look under the waterer so I did and there he was...he is now 10 weeks old and crowing
  8. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    Screech = Dutch bantam Rooster that has always been very vocal and used to screech at me constantly. He loves his treats and insisted in getting them first. He now gives them all away.
    Chitter Butt = Bantam Cochin Rooster that just won't be quiet. Always chittering about something/nothing.
    Dot Man = The first bantam I ever had. He was raised with standard birds and was just a little dot running in the brooder with them. He will be 6 May, 2010.
    Snickers = bantam mutt that looks like a combination of chocolate, caramel, and nougat. From Snicks I have Peanut, Nougat, and Caramel. Snicks died over a year ago.
    Oreo, Lil Oreo, Baby Oreo = Mother, daughter, grandaughter that are all black and white. Oreo is also Snicks' mother and Dot is the daddy of all expect Oreo who was killed 3 years ago.

    Fussy = bantam cochin hen that complains alot
    Pockets = Fussy's twin sister. When she was little mom would carry her around in her pocket.
    Little Wing = Dutch Cockerel that was all wings before the rest of his body feathered and he growed up.
    Dolly = first bantam cochin was just a little doll
    Sissy = Dolly's sister

    Noel = Standard Black Cochin that I got a month before Christmas, full name is Merry Noel.
    Nicky = Standard Splash Cochin I got 2 weeks after Noel, full name was Santa Nicholas. Died 2 years ago
    Jerry = Standard Black Cochin that I bought from Beth and Jerry smith of

    These 3 sisters where in a brooder that I closed up too tight that winter. All the chicks were suffering from hypoxia and gasping for breath by morning. All survived, but have some "quirks".
    *High-Speed = won't take 2 steps with out taking off running
    *Head-On = Runs with her head down. Has run into several things
    *Collision = Runs and walks as tall as she can get with her head up high. Has a tendency to trip and run into things.

    Friendly was also raised with the EE sisters and was extremely Friendly when growing up.
    Baby Blue = Blue Ameraucana Pullet that is a pale blue color.

    I will stop there. I have 89 birds and all have names. I also have a list of names in my head and on my computer of those that are gone and those names will never be repeated, at least not exactly.


    edited cause I can't spell
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  9. wannabe_goatmom

    wannabe_goatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Wellington KY
    Instead of using the B word my mom always called women "Old Biddies" so I decided that my biddies should have old-fashioned names. Stella, Miss Scarlet, Rose, Hazel and Dottie.
    I also have one named Lil' Chica. We had two Salmon Faverolles named Lucy and Ethel. One died and one got very sick and almost died. Since I wasn't sure who died and who lived and I didn't want a Lucy without an Ethel I decided to re-name the little sick one. I started out calling her little chicky and that just turned into Lil Chica. Happily she's healthy now although she's only about 1/2 the size of the other girls. That's her in my avatar. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  10. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Thanks for sharing. I love hearing these stories.

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