Where did you get your chickens' names

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by joebwe25, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to know where all of you got the inspiration for your chickens' names.

    I got Henny & Penny from Chicken little.
    And if you've ever watched Gilligan's Isle then you'll probably know where I got their names.

    I would like to here your's.
     
  2. greenacreshens

    greenacreshens Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, it's kind of fun to let the kids name the chickens here...........and other assorted pets. We have an 11 year old Rottweiler named "Buzz Lightyear" , a Boxer named Rocky Balboa and other silly things.....a cat named Flash Gordon.another cat named Snowbell ..
    but the chickens we have now are 5 hens.......
    one of course named Henny Penny, then we have Ruby and Ada (from the Cold Mountain Movie)
    then Houdini (who kept escaping from the pen) and last but not least we have Peaches, which I named because she is a big chubby reddish hen the kids kept calling her football and I thought she needed a more feminine name!! That's how ours all got named!
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I got mine from there color and there personality and a site that i found but i can't remember. for instans i named mine ebony (a black rock) cause she is black feathered or angel because it can fly.but otherwise you just have to look at its personality and put it into a word!!!


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  4. Hazel

    Hazel New Egg

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    My kids named them - and the names change sometimes too. Currently we have Isabelle, Sparkle, Shark-Boy, Spiderman, Little Chick (who will be named Big Chick when she grows up) and Boogeyman.
     
  5. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    big mamma, sunset (i got it from her eyes they look like sunsets! [​IMG] )
    and zoolander because she reminds me of zoolander off the movie zoolander... lol
     
  6. jbkinor

    jbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    I named my newest pullet Estee because she was delivered to me by a friend in an Estee Lauder box. Was going to name her Tammy or Amy but it had to be Estee. The others:
    Hannah because I like the name, Liza Jane for the bluegrass song (Oh poor Liza, little Liza Jane), and Audrey after my husband's step-grandmother who was also kind of loud.[​IMG] We've also had Libby, named after the town my husband grew up in (she lived to be 10 years old), Rosie (after a favorite aunt), Sophie and Sadie, Phoebe, Zoe, Millie, Bea, Emily, Ruby, Ginger, Daisy, and Molly.
     
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  7. 3peeps

    3peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter named our buff orpington "Butterfly"...I might call her Madame Butterfly when she's grown. I wanted to name her Fanny Farmer, and so did my husband, but that was strictly poo-pooed by our daughter.

    We have a australorp who has gone through a variety of names..."Alice" Waters (African American owner of Chez Panisse restaurant), Jelly Bean, BBC (big black chicken).

    Our silver laced wyandotte has had a few names also...Chicken Jane, Marion Cunningham (of the Fanny Farmer cookbook), Pansy Runner (because she grabs pansy blossoms and runs with them just peeping and playing keep away).

    Fritatta (an egg dish?) is also a candidate..."Tatta" for short.

    Suzette, as in Crepes suzette, but I have a friend name Suzanne. [​IMG]

    My husband thinks Club Sandwich is hilarious. :|
     
  8. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My father wanted to name the Barred rock "salt & pepper", and the buff orpington "garlic".[​IMG]
    I myself would NEVER kill a chicken (for dinner). My father wouldn't either but he still calls them that from time to time.
     
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  9. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    My Chickens names are based on the chicken itself. Their coloring, personality, and many famous influences. righ now we have:
    Speedy
    Callie
    Lucy
    Sandy
    Dolly
    Marylin
    Rosa
    Aretha
    Farrah
    faith
    Fae
    Daisy
    Speckles
    Red
    Beaker
    Dusty
    Angel
    Sydney
    Alcatraz
    Angola
    Attica
    Levenworth
    San Quentin
    Sing Sing
    Folsom
    Becky Sue
    Pumpkin
    Tatertot
    Babs
    Zippity Doodle
    Lola
    Cheeky
    Cherry
     
  10. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of them we named after current events. or singers.

    Like we have "highlights" aka "lights " after larry birkhead

    Lights;s clutch mate that we thought was a girl was mean so we called her "Virgie Arthur". Well now He's "king Arthur"
    We got them 2 in the spring lol.

    Some RIR's Reba, Julia roberts, "Lucy" Lucille ball.
    And one reds name is " shake-n-bake"

    and others with no names yet
     

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