This is something I've wondered about for a long time. Why do you name your chickens and is there a good reason to do so? I've had cows, horses, pigs, chickens, pheasant, turtles, lizards, snakes, dogs etc., etc., etc. and never named anything but dogs and that was only so I could call them. Am I weird for not naming anything? Everyone I know has names for their chickens but me. I have 3 or more flocks with individuals that come and go so I just don't have time to worry about it. I know what breeds I have and count them when they come out in AM or in the evening. The flocks that have indiscernible individuals get leg bands based on weight/egg color/productivity/ancestry whatever but names? I took an eggbound girl to the vet and they wanted to know the patients name and I said Bar-b-que. When it was her turn the assistant called out "bar-b-que". I pick up the cage with the chicken and walk through the door. Don't know what other clients thought.