Official BYC Poll: How do you name your pet chickens?

How do you name your pet chickens?

  • We don’t name our chickens!

    Votes: 22 7.0%
  • We let the kids name them.

    Votes: 56 17.8%
  • We give them old-fashioned names (Flora, Prissy, Hazel, etc.).

    Votes: 57 18.1%
  • We start their names with the same letter (Bailey, Barb, Beatrice, etc.).

    Votes: 7 2.2%
  • We name them by personality (Sassy, Gabby, Bossy, etc.).

    Votes: 75 23.8%
  • We name them after food (Peanut, Nugget, etc.).

    Votes: 63 20.0%
  • We don’t have a special system.

    Votes: 112 35.6%
  • We name them by appearance (Red, Fluffy, Lavender, etc.).

    Votes: 104 33.0%
  • Other (elaborate in a reply below)

    Votes: 99 31.4%

  • Total voters
    315

Solanacae

Songster
Mar 10, 2021
245
586
156
Cache Valley, UT
My kids name them whatever they like at the time - we have an OE that got named Cannonball because my son wanted a good boy name (even though I explained that the chick was supposed to be a girl) and the chick was the biggest and darkest of the bunch. She grew into a nice hen but isn’t the biggest by far. Good layer though.
My daughter named one Peanut because that’s her favorite food. My husband named one Caramel because she was brown.
I favor fancy names that I’d never name a child but think are pretty or funny - Saiorse (Sur-sha), Desdemona, Bernadette, Cordelia, Maisie . . .
 

cluckcluckhens

Songster
6 Years
May 4, 2015
471
753
211
PNW
Don't really name them except a couple. Our rip sex-link was sexy. Rooster was mr rooster our first one.

Right now our senior used to be called goldie. She is a wyandotte. Now is is grandma goldie. Australorp's is Austra, Wellsummers is welly or ms welly. Her brother is Mr Rooster or I call him roo roo, his son is Jr Roo. I haven't a name for our mix breed girl. Wyandotte/Australorp.
 

Emma_Bruffy

Songster
Aug 17, 2020
255
279
126
Sometimes I have themes when I do a hatch out. Gen 1 had spices like salt pepper and cinnamon ect. Gen 2-3 had gemstone names like jasper onyx and sapphire ect. Gen 4 only has 2 babies, smores and marshmallow
 

myawesomepullets

Songster
Dec 8, 2020
135
234
106
South Carolina
It really depends. Sometimes appearance, sometimes human-y names, sometimes foods. For example: Cayenne (a spice), Moon and Night (appearance/going together), Pearl (appearance), Tallulah (human-y name), and more.
 

Iluveggers

Crowing
Jun 27, 2021
1,570
4,851
486
NYS
Our GLW are daffodil, butternut, & crouton, to match the gold & brown on their feathers.

We have lots of food names...basil, macaroni, muffin for example.

More regal names: Bernadette, Penelope, Alexandra, Henrietta, plus 2 movie names (Thelma & Louise, they are our EE besties!)

Little cousins named the second batch, with Rainbow (all white 😂), Toast, Sunset, Junior, Alex, Luna, Eclipse & Midnight (last 3 are Black Marans mixes).
 

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