Fun Chicken Names for Your Homestead Flock


Chicken Names 

If you’re looking for a group of names for the flock of chickens on your homestead, we’ve pulled together some egg-cellent choices for you!

Whether you’re looking for something for the cute and fluffy hens, or the bossier dominant hen amongst the group, we have a perfect name for you here. Regardless of their breed or personality, we hope you find something in this list that reflects your little ball of fluff.

Classic Chicken Names

If you would rather stay away from funny or trendier names, and like to keep it quite traditional, think of female names from the older generation, and most of those make the ideal classic name for your chicken.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started, but you could also consider naming them after some of the older members of your family, if you want both a traditional, meaningful, yet also lighthearted flock!

  • Annie – this name is of English origin and means ‘gracious’.
  • Bertha – you could even go for Big Bertha!
  • Dottie – English origin meaning ‘gift of God’.
  • Ethel – if you have a very regal or noble chicken, this could be a great name.
  • Felicity – derived from the Latin word ‘Felicitas’ meaning good fortune and luck.
  • Henrietta – this is a very popular name for your hen.
  • Josephine – this name is of French origin so might suit a Bresse chicken.
  • Lucy – derived from the Latin name Lucuis which means ‘light’, perfect for any bird that has a light complexion such as an Orpington.
  • Mabel – a sweet name for the older lady in your flock.
  • Penny – Greek for flower!

Comedy Chicken Names

Perhaps you’re not interested in a traditional name and want to give your birds a bunch of names which match their comedy personalities?

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