Naming your chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kittykorat, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2009
    Central MA
    How do you name your chicks?
    Mine are a week and 1/2 old now... and I dont know if I should wait till they are a little older and name them according to personality/looks or what..
    I have a couple that have names/nicknames.

    I have 4 EE's, one white rock, 1 australorpe and 1 wyandotte.

    I have been calling the white rock "Roxie"
    The Wyandotte "Dot"
    and one of the ee's "chippy" cause it looks like a chipmonk.

    Two of the EEs look alike- just golden fluff with light brown feathers coming in.. he calls them twin golden feathers. I can't really tell them apart yet... so I don't know if I should bother naming them yet..
    One of the EE's is a light cream color with very light white/beige feathers coming in..
    and then there is the black austrolorpe...
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I'd consider Matilda for the Australorp, after the national song of Australia, "Waltzing Matilda". Possibly a learning opportunity for your kids.

    For the others, I'd consider waiting until you have something come up, whether personality or looks. They will get named.
  3. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    My youngest daughter got me my first day-old chicks for mother's day - so I let the kids each name one.


    Turns out two of my "girls" now crow - Lola and Daisy are both roos! [​IMG] I guess naming them too early has its disadvantages.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Consider naming them after a hobby or interest of yours. I have a degree in Theatre, so I named my girl Freznel, after a type of light used in the theatre. My colorful boy is Jester, the royal clown. I have a Silkie hen Phyllis (Diller) and a white Cochin Camille (Gonzo's girlfriend on the Muppets). Use names that remind you of things you like, so you have a conversation starter when you introduce someone to your chickens!
  5. Laurelm

    Laurelm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    San Diego County
    I started naming them and have...... oh about 35 with names and now with all my new chicks I just can't name them anymore!! I can't keep everything striaght! It's like when you are calling kids and use the wrong name...I am having too many senior moments trying to remember everyones name.

    So I have resorted to only naming the chicks that look different and stand out. We'll see if I can handle that!!
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    We just named our random names really. MY kids and I named them all. Our White EE I named Monroe after Marylin Monroe because both are blonde. We have two other EE one was a chipmunk coloring but that all changes over time. My son named her Beauty and our other EE has aways looked like a we named her Wild One. Then we have a silver laced wyandotte that my daughter named daisy because the white lacing kind of looks like a far fetched Also a Golden laced wyandotte that I guess is named Dora now from my daughter. Then last but not least we have our two black austalorps. You used to be able to tell them apart but now there white is fadding and it is hard to tell two black chickens apart that are inseperable. lol So I named them Foxy and Roxy so it really didn't matter which you called.

    I guess it all depends on what you want to do.
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    We usually name ours after actors/actresses in movies, etc.
    We watch their personality and if they tend to hang in pairs and so on. We have George/Gracie, Fred/Ginger, Larry-Curly-Mo (our 3 oeg banty roos), Thelma/Louise, Ricky/Ethel/Lucy, Laverne/Shirley etc....One rule we never duplicate! [​IMG]
  8. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Chariho RI
    Mine have all gotten names based either on names someone in the family likes, what they are reminders of, or what they look like when we get them.

    For example:

    I had a silverlaced wayandotte rooster named Ninja Turtle, because of my little brother.

    We had a silkie/ unknown bantum mix named Bambi because she was the same color as the deer in the movie.

    My barred rock rooster (purchased at 14 weeks) was named Tiger because he looked like a snow tiger.
    My barred rock pullet (purchased at under a week old) was named Dot because she had a large white dot on her head.

    We have a tom (male) turkey named Tom, and a hen turkey named HENrietta.

    Our white silkie was named Marshmello.

    The list goes on...
  9. france

    france Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    North East
    Our names were random and some stick and some do not. Some still do not have names.

    All the white crested polish are Peggy. One had a hurt leg and was named Peggy. Now we cannot tell who is who so they are all Peggy.

    Two of the silkies only recently got names, while two had them early on. Queen we named the first week and the name stuck. She had a dark pouf on her head like a crown so easy to identify. Maddy the tiny silkie was also easily identifiable. The other two look quite a lot alike and have since grown into Roos. I can only tell apart if I look closely. General Tso & Genereal Not Tso.

    The Orpingtons never got names. They are all identical. One I called Buddy because she would sit on my shoulder. She no longer does so I cannot tell who she is anymore.

    We have 3 dark EE's. They are easy to tell apart. Velvet who is very dark, Daisy Too looks just like my calico cat Daisy and is just as mean so we named her after the cat. Then there is Rocky and I have no idea how my son came up with the name but it stuck.

    The three light EE's do not have names either. They are too similar. They are also very nasty to the other chickens so lately I have been calling them all "Free Range".
  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    I named all our EE's just because I could tell them apart. THe SLW's are hard to figure out so they are not named.

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