Our Top 3 Tips for Naming Your Chickens

If you’re raising chickens as pets or for eggs, you’ll likely be taking care of them for a long time. As such, you’ll form the most tremendous bonds with your flock. It’s only suitable, then, that you give your chickens names as you would with your cats or dogs!

However, naming your chickens can be difficult. There are so many options, and you want your chickens’ names to be unique. That’s why we’ve compiled our top three tips for naming your chickens below:hen with its baby chicks standing in the grass

Consider their breed

Different breeds of chickens have different appearances and temperaments. While it can be difficult to tell what your chicken may look like or behave as an adult when they’re only a young chick, their breed can give you some ideas. As such, by using what you know about the breed, you can find a suitable name for your chickens.

Don’t use a name that’s too long or complicated

Chickens will get used to their names and come when you call them. However, they won’t be able to recognize a name that is too long or complicated.  Plus, you won’t want to call out a long name every morning. While it’s perfectly fine to have a fun name like Sir Baron von Cheep for your chicken, it’s best to have a shorter nickname that you can use for everyday purposes.

When in doubt, head to the internet

If you’re truly stumped as to what to call your chickens, then it’s time to turn to the internet. There are hundreds of chicken name lists for you to choose from. Below are just a few you can use:

If you’re building up your first backyard flock, look no further than Chickens for Backyards. We have plenty of chicken breeds and supplies to help get you started. You can also contact us with any questions you may have about raising your flock!