Just curious? Who names all their chickens and who doesn't?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by mississippifarmboy, May 8, 2011.

  1. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    I've had some of my friends on here (who shall remain un-named) giving me a hard time. [​IMG] So I thought I'd just ask.

    We have a few odd balls that the wife or kids have named, but none of my chickens have names. I just shake the feed bucket and holler "come here chickens" and they all come running.

    So depending on how you look at it, either none of mine have names, or they are all named "chickens". [​IMG]

    k, 'fess up time.

    How many of you have all your chickens named?

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i have some/most of them named... but then i kinda stopped naming them cause it made me saddder when they got killed by something.
  3. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2011
    Ours are named.

    Some have good names like Francine, Jessica and Abby. Those are usually the more friendly ones. The others have names that we call them to distinguish which chicken we are talking about. Some of those names aren't so nice. I have a habit of calling one of mine "donkey" just because that is the nicest word I can come up with for his/her behavior.
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    I don't name mine until they lay an egg or crow, but even then not all have "sticky" names.

    That is: I tend to name them descriptor names, as it is easier on the DH. So we have:

    Gimpy, Dottie, Spottie, Stoopid, Baroness Von Poofienstien, Fugly, Snuggles, Runt, Nosey, Chip1, Chip2, Illusion, Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Banshee, Mr. T, and so on.

    ETA: if a chicken is so non-descript that I can't seem to remember it's name, then I tend not to name them.
    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Well since I'm terrible at coming up with animal names no, none of my chickens have ever been named. It's just to convenient to yell "Here chick, chick, chick" and the whole crowd comes running, so, who needs a name anyway!

    The rabbits are all Bun-Bun, the guina pigs of long ago were all "Guinea", except for Mr. Pig, and I've had more then one cat named Kitty.
    I have a terrible track record for naming and no imagination!
  6. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    We name ours, but we only have six. It's not a big deal whether people name their chickens or not.
  7. Rowbean

    Rowbean New Egg

    May 7, 2011
    We've boldly gone forth and named all four of our chicks. This is our first time with chickens and we're only planning to keep them for eggs. My daughter is the one who really wanted to name them. I'm pretty sure they'll never answer to their names - ha - but it's nice to be able to distinguish them from one another when telling funny stories about the cute things they're doing.

    Oh - I'm brand new here. This is my first post. [​IMG]
  8. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Zaxby's2 :

    We name ours, but we only have six. It's not a big deal whether people name their chickens or not.

    It is if you are a namer, and you have chicken block [​IMG]
  9. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have 13 laying hens. 2 are named, "Hennriata (sp) a friend gave to us... She so friendly, she follows us everywhere.
    and another 1 "Goldey," the kids names her.. She's a buff orphington.. our only one
  10. MeatKing

    MeatKing Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm sure you will love it here, as much as me!!

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