Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RocketChick, May 17, 2009.

  1. RocketChick

    RocketChick Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    I have four chicks and a duckling, all almost a month old. I love them

    But I need NAMES! Ahh! I'm sick of saying "the bigger black chicken" "the smaller black chicken" "The red one" "the brown one" etc. and "the duck"

    So far, I have one named, and my MOM named that one. Her name is "Owl" and shes an americana. I like it.

    The oldest one by about a week is the big black chick and shes a jersey giant. Besides the duck(who is the official leader) shes like the second in command. She has a little bit of white on her stomach but I know that will go away. Shes very adventurous and will leave the group for a little bit, unlike the others that must stay together at all times. Shes extremely close to the smaller black chick. Her favorite treats are roly-polies(or potato bugs as my dad calls them)

    The smaller black chick is the 2nd oldest one and it is a silver laced wyandotte. She seems the closest to me, and she has pretty tan markings on her face that look egyptian. (I know they'll go away) Her favorite treat is oats and ants. Shes really sweet and was the first one to warm up to me.

    Last but not least a rhode island red. She still lives in the brooder with two other chicks that will be given away when they're adults. (Their names are Pumpkin and Coco) This chick is the most bravest chick Ive ever seen. She'll run off to see new things all the time and will just walk off surfaces all the time(freaks me out!) She is a week old and is already warming up to me. She follows me around outside(I take her out for a few minutes when its 95 degrees) and I love her! [​IMG]

    OH and DUH, the duckling. Its a pekin duckling thats starting to grow in white feathers. It is the leader of the group and acts like a chicken! It wont swim in water unless I put it in there(then it remembers its a duck! [​IMG] ) It hates being held but likes sleeping in my lap. It also follows me around. [​IMG]

    Any name ideas for any of them? Anything will work! I will listen to all of them! I love silly names! (but I like pretty names as well, in fact I'm thinking of naming the RIR, Autumn but not for sure yet)

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Warfrost

    Warfrost Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    Well, you could name the rhode island red "Sonja", like Red Sonja(the comic book warrior chick...haha!). You could go easy and name your wyandotte "Dottie". And if you are a Harry Potter fan, you could call the Jersey Giant Madame Maxime(after the giantess in the series). As far as the duck could always call him "Chicken" since he doesn't like the water lol

    I love naming's always fun. Good luck!
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  3. wanda047

    wanda047 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hardy, Arkansas
    I'm not very good at naming chickens or any other animal for that matter, but I've decided to name my chickens after folks I know or actors/singers they might remind me of. For example, I'm going to name one of my crazy chicks "Nugent" after Ted Nugent! [​IMG]

    I probably wasn't much help, but maybe it'll get you thinking of some names that you'll really like.
  4. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

    Apr 27, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    Go with Shakespearean names or singers names or actors names! Or favorite book character names... etc
  5. lelisabeth

    lelisabeth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2009
    Elverson, Pennsylvania
    Can you post pics? That will help!
  6. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    get a theme going, your mom started with a bird species so stick with that this time ie; owl, dove, turkey (I love chicken for the duck!), sparrow, wren, hawk, eagle eye, swallow, finch, . . . lol have fun with it.
  7. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like giving my Jersey's queenly names, like Victoria, Elizabeth, Anne, etc. I think Harriet would be a cute name for the Wyandotte. I don't know about the duckling, but at our house it is taboo to name an animal off of it's coloring. Or body shape or size. It's strictly personality and personal preference.
    I also like Greek names!
    Go to for some fun! You can search meanings to find names, names to find meanings, whatever!
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Quote:Cleopatra or Nefertiti
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  9. Equus5O

    Equus5O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd like to name my girls, but every time my son talks about them, he comes up different, off the wall names! This morning one of them was "Sam Sweet," and then there was "Sweetie" and "Tweety."

    I think I've gotten him to agree with "Daphne" and "Velma" for the Silkies.

    I had wanted to go with a cartoon theme for the flock. It's not going so well LOL

  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    I have two red headed EE's and one of them is named "Annie."

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