115 Cute and Funny Chicken Names for Your Hens and Roosters

Struggling to find funny chicken names? Let us help you out with this list of the 115 best cute and funny chicken names!

From people’s names to chicken-themed twists on famous names, there are quite a few names to choose from. Once you’ve named your chicken, don’t miss our epic list of funny chicken coop names! 

I want this list to be your epic, go-to list for chicken names so it’s a work in progress. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below or contact me!

Funny Chicken Names, the Epic List

Some of the chicken names people choose are based upon famous people, such as movie stars, scientists, famous television hosts, or movie characters. Other popular names you might choose are old-fashioned people names.

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If you have children, they might want to give your chickens silly names they chose, or names from their favorite television series.

Picking a theme for your chicken names and sticking with that can help narrow down the number of names to choose from, so let’s look at some of these themes.

Famous People Chicken Names, With a Twist

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There are some hilarious famous people chicken names!

There is a wide selection of famous people, from movie and television stars to scientists and political figures, and you can keep their names as is, or be silly and make their names more chicken-themed.

To kick off the list, let’s start by looking at a very short list of some famous movie and television personalities.

  • Oprah Henfrey
  • Hennifer Lopez
  • Mary Poopins
  • Lindsey LoHen
  • Goldie Hen
  • Reese Featherspoon
  • Cluck Norris (more for roosters or maybe a particularly boisterous hen)
  • Kim Kardashihen
  • Meg Ryhen
  • Liza Henelli
  • Gwyneth Poultry
  • Stevie Chicks
  • Layla (Laila) Ali (Thanks, Anne!)

Science and Politicians Names for Chickens

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Science people and politicians’ names make the perfect pun for chicken names!

If you’re still looking for some famous names to give your chickens but are not a big fan of actors or reality television stars, then there are always people of science.

Along those lines, let’s take a look at some famous scientists and politicians that could make some “egg-cellent” chicken names for your lovable chickens.

  • Amelia Egghart
  • Attila the Hen
  • Albert Eggstein
  • Margaret Hatcher
  • Chick Cheney
  • Bill Clint-hen
  • John Hencock

Old-Fashioned People’s Names for Chickens

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Old-fashioned names are perfect for your flock!

Let’s start off by looking at names that would be considered old-fashioned people’s names. Some of these adorable chicken names are, in somewhat alphabetical order, as follows.

  • Amelia
  • Annie
  • Blanche
  • Bertha
  • Bonnie
  • Betty
  • Betsy
  • Clarabelle
  • Charlotte
  • Daisy
  • Dorothy
  • Dolly
  • Enid
  • Ethel
  • Frances
  • Florence
  • Gertrude
  • Grace
  • Gladys
  • Harriet
  • Henrietta
  • Lavender
  • Lucille
  • Maude
  • Ruby
  • Winifred

Famous Duos Chicken Names

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Continuing on the path of famous names, some other fun names you can give your chickens are the names of famous duos.

This works really well if you have two chickens that are good friends, stick together, look similar, or happen to be getting into trouble together all the time. The names don’t even have to be of famous duos, but perhaps are names that go well together.

Here is a short list of some names that would make great duos.

  • Henny and Penny
  • Lucy and Ethel
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • Lorelai and Rory
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Mary Kate and Ashley
  • Wilma and Betty

Funny Chicken Names Based on Food

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Now that we have covered chicken names based upon people’s names, we can look at some goofy, silly, or funny chicken names.

These can be names based upon foods, colors, or even something that your children find funny and make up for your chickens.

The fun part about naming your chickens is being able to choose from a wide range of names, from serious and stuffy to funny and silly.

To start off with the silly and goofy names, let’s look at some funny chicken names that play on names for food items, in no particular order.

  • Alfredo
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Nugget
  • Tender
  • Teriyaki
  • Cacciatore
  • Chick Filet
  • Coq/Cock au Vin
  • Tikka Marsala (Thanks, Anne!)
  • Kung Pao (Thanks, Anne!)
  • General Tso
  • Kabob
  • Pot Pie
  • Taco
  • Pollo
  • Roast
  • Cordon Bleu
  • Benedict (from Eggs Benedict)
  • Curry
  • Kiev
  • Patty/Pattie
  • Ranchero
  • Omelette
  • Egg Nog

Funny Chicken Names for Kids

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If food isn’t what you want to name your chickens, then there is a sillier batch of chicken names that other homesteaders have given their chickens.

These goofy names can be based upon characters from children’s television shows, books,  or whatever other names your children might decide they like for your chickens.

These can also be something that they find funny about how the chickens look or act, since there is such a variety in looks and personality.

  • Chickaletta
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Thumbelina
  • Tinkerbell
  • Princess Fluffybutt
  • Tyrannosaurus Pecks
  • Hedwig
  • Iago
  • Robot Chicken
  • Clara Cluck
  • Rooster Cogburn (for a rooster on your property)
  • Aflac
  • Judy B Jones
  • Buck Beak
  • Chicken Little
  • Big Bertha
  • Sugarplum
  • Goldilocks
  • Elsa
  • Hermione
  • Ursula
  • Wendy Darling
  • Pom Pom
  • Lady Bird

Funny Rooster Names

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Last but not least, there are always the roosters. These guys may not lay eggs, but for those who choose to have them around, they are there to protect the hens and can provide meat and companionship later on.

These names can also run the gamut from famous actors to show and book characters. Here is a short list of some cute and funny rooster names.

  • Cluck Norris
  • Rooster Cogburn
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Gregory Peck
  • General Tso
  • Drumstick
  • Roo Paul
  • Amos
  • Billy
  • Clyde
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Hank
  • Tex
  • Waylon
  • Willie
  • Casanova
  • Julio Iglesias
  • Stud Muffin. Need I explain…
  • Baby Daddy
  • Sir-Loves-a-Lot
  • Hot Shot. For the rooster with swagger.
  • Mr. Big. For all you Sex and the City fans.
  • Eye Candy. For the best lookin’ rooster around.
  • Wookie. We couldn’t leave out Star Wars now, could we!

Did You Choose Your Chicken Names?

Naming any animal that comes onto the homestead can be tough, but naming your chickens can be even tougher since these animals produce some of the eggs and meat that will be eaten eventually. For those homesteaders who choose not to name their food animals, this won’t be an issue.

For the rest of us who grow attached to the animals that live with us, even those who produce food, picking out a name is a daunting task. This is where having a list, of, for example, chicken names, to choose from comes in handy, and can help narrow down your options.

Some homesteaders find that sticking to a certain theme for names also helps narrow down the long list of names available for chickens since many keep both hens and roosters.

Since the names listed here are an abbreviated list of what is available, hopefully, some of these themes will also help you to narrow down the number of chicken names and eventually choose some fun chicken names for your newest feathery family members.

If you’re having trouble picking a chicken name, some of the names in the list gathered below can act as a good jumping-off point for naming your hen companions.

Which name did you choose? Let us know in the comments! Would also love to hear your suggestions to add to this list.

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