So you’re looking at bringing in some free range hens into your household as a first timer, or have existing chickens and want to bring in some new chicks. A great way to build a stronger bond with these chickens is giving each their own unique names to treat them as valued pets and even special parts of your family. Here’s some great suggestions for chicken names that you can use or help give inspiration whilst trying to settle on that perfect name.

Cute names for chickens:

If there’s something we can all agree on, chickens are some of the cutest farm animals around. From the time they are born as little chicks right through to fully grown chickens, giving your chickens a cute name will always bring a smile to the faces of anyone around when you call their names. Sure you might have a partner that might push back on these cute names, but any child will love it too.

  • Buttercup
  • Archie
  • Skittles
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Chirpee
  • Eggsy

Kid friendly chicken names:

Children have a natural affinity in building bonds with chickens and letting them help name the chicks with child friendly names will help foster that connection from an early age. Picking names which are humorous but simple, or phonetically amusing is a great way to have your children engage and learn valuable lessons in how to care for an animal, where eggs come from and the responsibility in having a pet. Here’s our top kid friendly chicken names to help your children come up with their own ideas:

  • Elsa
  • Bam Bam
  • Cluckie
  • Roblox
  • Puff
  • Clucky

Foodie chicken names:

Chickens are unique family pets in that they also provide a valuable food resource to your kitchen – eggs! Because of this nature connection with food, naming your chicken are food or with food puns can both be fun, amusing and clever. There’s never ending egg related puns you can work from, or even foods which sound similar to the word chicken. There’s no real limit and you don’t have to stick to chicken related themes, have fun with it. Here’s our top food related chicken names:

  • Custard
  • Nugs
  • Scrambley
  • Popsicle
  • Chickpea
  • Boogie

Classic chicken names:

Sometimes you just can’t beat the classics and the same goes for chicken names. Whilst quirky, funny or even random names are becoming increasingly popular for naming a chicken, the classics are always there for the purists. Whether you want to pay homage to names from classic novels like Jane Eyre, or the names of your childhood – there’s plenty of options for your flock. Here’s some of the most popular classic chicken names we’ve seen:

  • Penny
  • Dixie
  • Cassandra
  • Louise
  • Harrison
  • Matilda

“Old Hen” chicken names:

Chickens can have great personalities which remind us of people. Sometimes we find certain chickens can even remind of types of people, such as those old maternal grandmothers from our childhood. Naming your chicken after these vintage names can both bring a smile to your face without going too far out into the realms of strange names. These are our top picks for “old hen” chicken names:

  • Margaret
  • Agatha
  • Theodora
  • Elanor
  • Louise
  • Gabbie

Funny Chicken Names:

Whether they’re a play on words, have double meanings or straight up funny sounding, amusing names for chickens can be an excellent unique way to always have a positive day when calling out to your hens. Some of the best funny names will be a play on an existing name with a chicken or egg theme, but you can go down pretty much any path. (just try not to go too crazy so your neighbour doesn’t give you funny looks when you call out their names!) Here’s our top suggestions for funny chicken names:

  • Gilbert
  • Eggbert
  • Crusher
  • Big Dog
  • Cluckster
  • Henny

So that ends our guide on chicken name suggestions. Remember, there’s no rules when it comes to naming your hens so have fun with it and enjoy building a better connection with your egg laying, feathered friends. Do you have an amazing chicken name you’d like to share? Let us know so we can share it in our list!


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