Chicken Names 435 Irresistible and Cute!

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Over the years we have owned many chickens, and even gave chicken names to a few special ladies in our flock.

Chickens are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why.

Adorable, fluffy-butt pets that live in your backyard, and give you fresh eggs. Who wouldn’t want that?

We came up with this list of chicken names, and even a few names for your roosters.

We like to keep our chicken’s names sweet and simple.

This makes them easy to remember, and much more practical.

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Old Fashioned Chicken Names (Old Lady Chicken Names)

The tried and true! If the days of old seem beckon to you, you will love these old-fashioned names. The names on this list would be wonderful for Barred Rocks or Rhode Island Reds, the quintessential birds you may have seen on your Grandparent’s Farm.

HenriettaMabelLucySarah
GertieAgnesEuniceVera
BlancheIdaMaxineHazel
HennyBeatriceHarrietBetty
MinnieCeceViolaGretel
BerthaEdithJeanWinifred
LizzyLeonaEttaPolly
ClaraMarvelMillieEffie
BessieEthelMyrtleJane
GraceCoraEstherAlice

Cute Chicken Names

Chickens, especially baby chicks are undeniably cute, so why not choose a cute name to match. I think these would be really nice names for Bantam Chickens. What is a Bantam Chicken, you ask? A Bantam, also called a Banty is a small breed of chicken. 

Keeping these small chickens has a few advantages. They take up less space than large breed fowl, and they eat much less than bigger chickens, so the food bill isn’t quite as high. It is also worth noting that they do lay smaller eggs, and don’t lay as many eggs as larger Hens, however the eggs taste the same as those laid by bigger birds.

TippyCookieSparklesCrumpet
YolkPearlCheesecakeWaffles
PennyTinkFrecklesFae
PopcornChunkTapiocaEggkins
JubileeRubyPuddinSnowball
BrieChanelCherryFruity
BiscuitsGoldieSprinklesLola
Fluffy ButtOmletSpiceSadie
Lil’ BitTrixieElderberryShelly
PennyNellieDixieDowny
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Floral Chicken Names

These names are for anyone that loves flowers and all things feminine. They would make especially nice names for Silkies or Sebrites. Did you know that Silkie Hens are prone to going “Broody”? Going broody is when a Hen gets the urge to sit on their nest and hatch out baby chicks. 

PoseyMagnoliaAzaleaTulip
LilyMarigoldAsterDandelion
PetuniaTulipIrisFreesia
FloraSunflowerPrimroseHibiscus
BlossomTansyDahliaOrchid
CloverZinniaCallaPetal
FleurVioletBegoniaThistle
DaisyJasmineCalendulaWisteria
RosePeonyButtercupBluebell
PoppyLotusDaffodilCrows
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Nature Names for Chickens

Some of us feel called to nature, the names on this list are inspired by the beauty of the natural world.

BriarAutumnAspenTrout
RiverSpringDustyCloud
MeadowJuniperRainFlower
SprigWindyBirchPebbles
BurdockMapleSummerPuddles
SpruceSandyFoxyLilac
LakenPineconeLarkSnowy
OliveMilkweedCricketWinter
BirdieStreamSunnyPoplar
OakleyRavenIvyKnoll

Candy Inspired Chicken Names

These names are reserved for the sweetest of chickens that warm your heart like a cup of hot cocoa. Faverolles come to mind, since they are undoubtedly one of the most docile chicken breeds. These feather-footed chickens lay a cream colored egg, and even the Roosters of this breed tend to be friendly and calm.

SkittlesCandyNerdNestle
SnickersLollyRazzleHershey
TaffyCadburySmartieTwizzler
ReesesGodivaTartChocolate
NougatGumdropToffeeMounds
CaramelJellybeanZeroRunt
LicoriceKissesGobstopperDot
TootsiePeepJawbreakerPatty
BonbonPixieAirheadButtons
PeppermintRoloTwixWafer

Food Inspired Chicken Names

Food names are some of my favorites. I mean, who wouldn’t want a chicken named Cheddar!

BrownieSpudPecanRosemary
TaterCinnamonCreamCheddar
GingerSquashFritterNutmeg
PistachioBerryMaterOreo
SeedCupcakeTenderPeanut
PumpkinPicklesThymeSage
SproutSauerkrautPeachesMarshmallow
MacadamiaButtersCocoaPepper
BeansNoodleCoffeeHoney
Sweet PeaNuggetDijonClove

Funny Chicken Names

Some of the names on this list will be sure to tickle your funny-bone. Its always nice to have a sense of humor on the Homestead.

WafflesCurlyPluckyBugs
NutterFluffer NutterButterbeanCrackers
GooberChiveChicklettFeathers
CuddlesTwinkle ButtCacklePolly
KiwiSpecklesBreadLil’ Bird
ValentinaFriskyCornyMaize
WigglesFlossieJinglesMs. Perky
SunnyJanglesLuckySaki
HoudiniBig BirdMrs. EggkinsTurkey
HulaPeepShamrockTweety

Space Chicken Names

If you love all things outer space, you will be sure to love these unique, and special names.

MarsLunaQuasarSupernova
GalaxyMartianSolarNeptune
CosmoCraterSolsticeAndromeda
NebulaAsteroidTwilightCorona
SkyMeteorAuroraMystic
JupiterMoonCelestialVega
StarEclipseSonicLunar
VenusEquinoxGammaAlien
CosmicMeridianKeplerRay
CometMilkyNovaSpacey

Royalty Inspired Chicken Names

Chickens are known for something called “pecking order”. This is the social order within the chicken flock, and defines each chickens level of dominance, and their ranking within the flock. These names are especially fitting for a Hen that is the Boss of the flock. 

PrincessQueenBaronessLady
DutchessCountessDameEmpress

Names for Mean Chickens

We’ve all had the occasional mean Hen or Pullet from time to time. They definitely challenge you, and keep life interesting, but we wouldn’t change them for anything! (Mean Roosters are another story…) We just adore all our chickens, even if some of them do have a devilish side.

CruellaCujoGollumHell Hen
BelladonnaCobraRogueOgra
NemesisWraithGremlinTroll
VillanMrs. Bad EggsBansheeLil’ Terror

Names for Roosters

If you have chickens, chances are good that you have a rooster hanging around somewhere. Roosters are so important as the protector of the flock. A good rooster is simply indispensable on the farm. They will find food for the Hens, keep the peace within the flock, and defend the flock from potential predators. If you free range your chickens, a good Rooster is worth his weight in gold, and he definitely needs a proper name.

MayorBuzzTrooperBaron
AtticusCaptainBrutusPrice
AngusScarReaperDuke
EdgarLeonidasSargeHades
Grover CommodoreBeastKing
ForestColonelApolloHercules
CorneliusMarshallRockyJustice
BartSheriffButchMagnus
SilasSentinelBruiserRex
ZeusWardenSpikeThor

Chicken Names by Breed

Barred RockWyandotteRhode Island RedBuff Orpington
SassyLaceyFireFlax
OreoEloiseBlushTumbleweed
DiceArwinSpiceButterscotch
BarcodeDellaBlazeCream Puff
DottieDarcyRowanLinen

Popular Chicken Names (Puny)

If you love punny chicken names, you’ll be sure to get a chuckle out of these.

CinderegglaEggo MarksHennifer AnnistonHillary Fluff
EggscaliburEggzillaChick NorrisGoldie Hen
EggolasMeryl PeepAttila the HenAmelia Egghart
EggathaAubrey EggburnQueen of EgglandPrincess Lay-A
Frieda-LayChick JaggerNaomi EggshellDoc Eggstuffins

Spicy Chicken Names 

Maybe you have a chicken that’s a little too spicy for her own good, any of these names would be a good fit.

PaprikaJalapenoCurryHorseradish
SalsaSerranoTobascoPepper
CayenneChiliCapsaicinPeppercorn

Famous people that Keep Chickens

Martha Stewart has more than 200 chickens on her farm!

Source: marthastewart.com – Martha’s guide to raising Happy Healthy Chickens (2019) By: Martha Stewart

Julia Roberts, Jennifer Anniston, Tori Spelling, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady all keep chickens!

Source: Backyard poultry “6 Celebrities who keep chickens as pets” Maat Van Uitert (2019)

Final Thoughts

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2 Comments

  1. Just found you here on YouTube today. Loving your greenhouse build.

    How long are the cattle panels you used. I’ve guessimated 8’.

    How long have you been homesteading & in what state?

    1. Hello! The cattle panels are 50 inches wide and 16 feet long. We have been homesteading for about 15 years and we are in New York State. Thanks for joining us 🙂

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