500+ Funny Chicken Names

500 Funny Chicken Names

When we got our first 27 chickens in 2002, they were half buff Orpington and half silver-laced Wyandotte, so naming them was a bit of a challenge since so many of them looked alike. However, a few favorites soon emerged with personalities unique enough that we knew who they were.

Turns out, we chose the most common chicken names imaginable for them! A super sweet Wyandotte got the incredibly predictable name of Lacey. I thought we were being so clever, but since then have met many people who had a Lacey that was a silver-laced Wyandotte.

There was a buff Orpington hen that would watch me milk our only goat at the time, and I named her Ginger, in honor of her feather color, which reminded me of a jar of ground ginger.

And then there was Emerald, the king of the barnyard, a silver-laced Wyandotte rooster. His name seems super obvious if you’ve ever seen how those black spangle feathers glisten green in the sunlight.

Since those days, our naming ability has improved somewhat, but I am also in awe over the original, interesting, and funny chicken names that I’ve heard other people come up with!

A couple of times a year on my Thrifty Homesteader Facebook page, I’ll ask people to share their favorite chicken names. I always have a great laugh and think that I need to remember “that one” the next time I have a chicken who would be suited to that name.

Because I never remember the clever names, I went through those old posts and summarized them here for your convenience — and mine!

Chicken names for specific breeds

  • Lacey (silver-laced Wyandotte)
  • Dottie (silver-spangled Hamburg)
  • Dot Dot (Speckled Sussex or silver-spangled Hamburg)
  • Blue (Easter egger)
  • Fluffy (Silkie)
  • Favorelle Lavigne (Faverolle)
  • Specks (Speckled Sussex)
  • Manny (Manx Rumpy)
  • Einstein (Silkie)
  • B1 and B2 (Bantam)
  • Charky (Black silkie)
  • Betty Buff (Buff Orpington)
  • Rhoda (Rhode Island Red)
  • Ginger (Buff Orpington)
  • Buffy (Buff Orpington)

Chicken names for specific colors or patterns

  • Blanche
  • Dr. Speckles
  • Marshmallow
  • Ivory
  • Goldie
  • Charcoal
  • Caramel
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Mocha
  • Freckles
  • Pepper
  • Peachy
  • Red
  • Copper
  • Blackie
  • Snow
  • Patches
  • Lavender
  • Mrs. White
  • Scarlet
  • Blanche la Rue
  • Ruby
  • Raven
  • Rainbow
  • Opal
  • Big Red
  • Blackbeard
  • Paisley
  • Little Red
  • Silver

Names for chickens in pairs or groups

  • Lucy and Ethel
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • Moira and Rose
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Alvin, Theodore, and Simon
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • B1 and B2
  • Lucy and Desi
  • Curly, Moe and Larry
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity

Hen names

  • Henrietta
  • Henny Penny
  • Henny Rogers
  • Hennifer Lopez
  • Lindsey Lohen
  • Mary Poopins
  • Amelia Eggheart
  • Big Mama
  • Diva
  • Laya Negg
  • Kylo Hen
  • Miss Henny
  • Henelope
  • Sophia Lorhen
  • Henneth Paltrow
  • Princess Lay-a
  • Lady Bird
  • Care-hen
  • Gloria
  • Dolly Parton
  • Molly
  • Ethel
  • Harriet
  • Barbara
  • Zeta
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Daisy
  • Bernadette
  • Maisy
  • Flossie
  • Lily
  • Cora
  • Gertrude
  • Carmella
  • Angel
  • Elizabeth
  • Tilly
  • Millie
  • Sammi
  • Louise
  • Lucille
  • Oprah
  • Rosie
  • Lola
  • Lady Hen
  • Wanda
  • Matilda
  • Minnie
  • Hennessy
  • Gertie
  • Esmeralda
  • Petra
  • Muriel
  • Mama Hen
  • Becca
  • Becky
  • Annie
  • Mrs. Peacock
  • Norma Rae
  • Babs
  • Melania
  • Michelle
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Posh Spice
  • Dolly Pardi
  • Reba Eggifier
  • Tanya Clucker
  • Loretta Lee
  • Orphan Annie
  • Rosita
  • Riata
  • Robin
  • Reba
  • Rikki
  • Roseanne
  • Rhianna
  • Rhonda
  • Roxi
  • Rebecca
  • Mary
  • Betty
  • Tutti
  • Wilma
  • Mingo (short for flamingo)
  • Hildy
  • Bertha
  • Maxine
  • Florence
  • Penelope
  • Flora Grub
  • Elvira
  • Zeta
  • Mazy
  • Sneaky
  • Diamond
  • Silk
  • Xena
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Decker
  • Rosie Mae
  • Mabel
  • Dotty Girl
  • Claire Bear
  • Beatriz
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Penny
  • Daisy
  • Lily
  • Fern
  • Dandelion
  • Daffodil
  • Susie Who
  • Barbara Jean
  • Lady Gray
  • Queen Victoria
  • Vaal
  • Lady Jane Grey
  • Zelda
  • Polly
  • Shelly
  • Yolko
  • Gladys
  • Cleo
  • Maisy
  • Lulu
  • Priscilla
  • Marjorie
  • Lily
  • Della
  • Cora
  • Flossie
  • Violet
  • Beauty
  • Boppy
  • Mrs. Bok
  • Ivy
  • Edith Bunker
  • Sunshine
  • Lady Hawk
  • Spinner
  • Teenager
  • Jo-jo
  • Atilla the Hen
  • Jackie
  • Mary Todd
  • Martha
  • Banshee
  • Edna
  • Chickaletta
  • Dixie
  • Darla
  • Althena
  • Dorothy
  • J Bird
  • Madam Fluffy Cheeks
  • Vivian
  • Eleanor
  • Bowzer
  • Medusa
  • Minerva
  • Hei-hei
  • Blossom
  • Janet
  • Luna
  • Elsie May
  • Teeny
  • Lala
  • Tina
  • Demi
  • Kiki
  • Amber
  • Mildred
  • Nibbler
  • Helga
  • Sierra
  • Pearl
  • Aurora
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Wanda
  • Mosey
  • Wonder Woman
  • Batgirl
  • Supergirl
  • Katie Hawk
  • Charlene
  • Crazy Susan
  • Theresa-saurus-rex
  • Stevie Chicks
  • Eileen (because her comb leans over to the left)

Roosters names

  • Cowboy
  • Maverick
  • Beauregard
  • Benedict
  • Archimedes
  • Puff Daddy
  • Rooster Cogburn and the ladies
  • Marvin
  • Big Dude
  • Cluck Norris
  • Walter
  • Fluffy
  • Bruce
  • Gordon
  • Bob
  • Falcore
  • Bo
  • El Chapo
  • Chuckie
  • Elvis
  • Heath
  • El Pollo
  • Zeus
  • Hercules
  • Thor
  • Tommy
  • Charlie
  • Doodle
  • Archie
  • Sal
  • Stanley
  • Paul
  • Pantalones
  • Head Honcho
  • Bob Ross
  • Al Capone
  • Willie Nelson
  • Brewster the rooster
  • Buck-the-Roo
  • Randi
  • Rudy
  • Timmy
  • Stud Muffin
  • Dior
  • Ru Paul
  • Roo
  • Fred
  • Peter
  • Jeff
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Walter
  • Buddy
  • Buck Rogers aka Bucky
  • Snoop and the gang
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Eridanus
  • Ursa
  • Mr. Smarty Pants
  • Scooter
  • Raef
  • Jasper
  • Russell Crowe
  • Einsten
  • Isaac Newton
  • Chicken Jo
  • Roadie
  • Deputy Peck
  • Alfred
  • Charles
  • Lord John Grey
  • Hidalgo
  • Link
  • Rooster Cogburn
  • Eddy
  • Rhett
  • Kentucky
  • Bo
  • Falcore
  • The King
  • Specks
  • Manny
  • Jon Cena
  • Bisbee
  • Jerome
  • Biff the Buff
  • Big Dude
  • Samuel
  • Boyboy
  • Bungee
  • Bumbo
  • Richard
  • Moses
  • Claw
  • Clovis
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Alester Crowley
  • Mack
  • Hank
  • Mayday
  • Fang
  • Mr. Feathers
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Cuddly Buddy Ryan
  • Braveheart
  • Mcjagger
  • BuckBeak
  • Mr. Bojangles
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Slate
  • Rodney
  • Ninja
  • Pierre
  • Sterling
  • Tag
  • Cujo
  • Doodle
  • Goliath
  • William
  • Bach
  • Edie Eagle

Funny chicken names

  • Clucky McCluckerson
  • Peck-a-dilly
  • Sam-n-ella
  • Dinner
  • Tasty
  • Curly
  • Stompy
  • Bite
  • Tantrum
  • The Cow
  • Broom-hilda
  • Jankey ( has a twisted toe)
  • Blacky Chan
  • Squints
  • Easter Egg
  • Professor
  • Squatty Bottoms
  • Cheeks
  • Chunk
  • Little Bit
  • Houdini
  • Loud Mouth
  • Splash Gordon
  • Malicious
  • Extra Crispy
  • Klingon
  • Zip Tie
  • Buffalo
  • Duck
  • Scrambled
  • Egg Cannon
  • Owl Face
  • Cuckoo
  • Teddy Bear
  • Fried
  • Bigfoot
  • Shining Armor
  • Speedy Gonzalez
  • Demon
  • Crowbar Jones
  • Moonshine
  • Cow Pants
  • Sassy Pants
  • Mick Jagger
  • Crockpot
  • 50Cent
  • Last One
  • Ninja Warrior
  • Baby Daddy
  • Honey Badger
  • Ear Muffs
  • Motorcycle Mo
  • Pirate
  • Six Piece Combo
  • Eggless
  • The Governor
  • Sting Ray
  • Pick
  • Peck

Naming chickens after food

  • Sesame
  • Orange
  • General Tso
  • Lemon
  • KungPao
  • Pumpkin
  • Pot Pie
  • Soup
  • Rosemary
  • Olive Oil
  • Barbecue
  • Tender
  • Nugget
  • Omelet
  • Frittata
  • Fajita
  • Drumstick
  • Enchilada
  • Quesadilla
  • Parmigiana
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Fingers
  • Popeyes
  • Dumpling
  • Kiwi
  • Sundae
  • Honey
  • Chuck Roast
  • Chuck
  • Cordon Blue
  • KFC
  • Cherry
  • Strawberry
  • Brownie
  • Smores
  • Chocolate
  • Oreo
  • Skittles
  • Twizzler
  • Nestle
  • Popcorn
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Poppy
  • Biscuit
  • Frito
  • Gouda
  • Sugar
  • Buttercup
  • Cupcake
  • Frosting
  • Truffle
  • Stew
  • Benedict Omelette
  • Apple
  • Marshmallow
  • Cocoa
  • Sweet Pea
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Cappucino
  • Sugar Plum
  • Candy Pop
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Chip
  • Whip
  • Banana
  • Ice cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mello Yellow

Baby chick names

The following baby chick names can work for males or females, if you aren’t sure what you have. Some can be easily changed to something similar, if you realize you have a different gender.

  • Queen if you think it’s a pullet, which can be changed to Freddie Mercury, if it starts crowing
  • Chickpea
  • Chicken Little
  • Tiny
  • Chicky Chicky
  • Chickopotamus
  • Boo Boo
  • Chick Fil A
  • Chick A Pea

Even with more than 500 chicken names, surely we have missed a few great ones. What are your favorite chicken names?

Are you thinking about getting chickens or do you already have a flock? Check out this post – A Beginner’s Guide to Chickens which includes some of Thrifty Homesteader’s most useful posts and videos about keeping chickens.

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6 thoughts on “500+ Funny Chicken Names”

  1. My daughter named her hens after First Ladies. It’s a fun quiz to give people to see if they can guess how she named them.

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  2. We live by Fort Knox and have 16 rescued roosters at our animal sanctuary. We call the main rooster area “Fort Cocks” and the roosters are named Major Tom, Captain Frizzle, Sgt Red, Sniper, GI Crow and General Tso! Two roosters (Eggton John & Coop Dog) are in with our ladies- Chickie Minaj, Janice Jop-hen, Stevie Chicks, Ri-hena, Dolly Part-hen, Tanya Clucker and the list goes on!

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  3. My Ayam Cemani roo is Agamemnon. My Lavender Ameraucana roo’s are Alexander, Achilles and Apollo. My Ayam Cemani hens are Venus, Isis, Nefertiti, Delilah, Kali, and Midnight. I also have hens named Onyx, Opal, Obsidian, Ripley, Hera, Georgia and Grace. Cockrells I named Montezuma, Midas and Lancealot! Love this! Thanks for the info!

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