715+ Names for Baby Chicks & Chickens

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Baby chicks have to be one of the cutest things alive on the planet. They come in so many types and colors, it’s hard to get over their cuteness. You can get plain yellow ones, feather footed ones and even chicks with the cutest top hats. But other than Henrietta or Chirpy, what are some good names for a chick? I’ve raised hundreds of chicks and have compiled this awesome list of chick and chicken names just for you!

Best Names for Chickens

These are the top 10 names for baby chicks and chickens. They are pretty popular, and just about every flock has a chicken with one of these names.

  1. Henrietta
  2. Sparkles
  3. Peep
  4. Dixie
  5. Daisy
  6. Goldie
  7. Ginger
  8. Hennifer
  9. Hen Solo
  10. Princess Laya

Funny Chicken Names

Want a chick name that can also serve as an ice breaker? These chick names are specifically designed to be funny (or punny!). Remember that it is OK to be light-hearted when naming your babies. Here are some great funny chick names.

  • Amelia Egghart
  • Atilla the Hen
  • Barbi Q
  • Chick Filet
  • Cluck Norris
  • Crock Pot
  • Dixie Chick
  • Dolly Carton
  • Doodle Doo
  • Drumstick
  • Eggspresso
  • Eggwina
  • Feather Flocklear
  • General Tso
  • Goldie Hen
  • Grace Shelly
  • Hen Solo
  • Hilary Fluff
  • Larry Bird
  • Lindsey Lohen
  • Margaret Hatcher
  • Mary Poopins
  • Meryl Cheep
  • Mother Clucker
  • Oprah Henfrey
  • Princess Layer
  • Russell Crow
  • Sophia Lorhen
  • Tandoori
  • Tikka
  • Tyrannosaurus Pecks
  • Yolko Ono

Cute Chicken Names

The only thing cuter than baby chicks scratching and pecking their way around a brooder is giving one a treat and watching the hilarity ensue as they all try and get a piece. These choices are great when you need a cute chick name to compliment your babies.

  • Apricot
  • Beaker
  • Chickira
  • Cleo
  • Cora
  • Cosmo
  • Cricket
  • Ellie
  • Fluffy
  • Foxy
  • Lucky
  • Munchkin
  • Pickles
  • Shelldon
  • Sparkles

Names for More Than One Chicken

Have you heard about chicken math? The truth of the matter is, you can’t buy just one chick. It’s like a psychological impossibility for a person to walk into a feed store and buy just one. Three seems to be a very good number to start with though I am betting most of you have more than that!

Chicken Names for Pairs

  • Booger and Snot
  • Brooks and Dun
  • Chip and Dip
  • Chocolate and Vanilla
  • Ebony and Ivory
  • Eenie, Meenie and Miney
  • Fame and Fortune
  • Frick and Frack
  • Fries and Taters
  • Gucci and Prada
  • Henny and Penny
  • Ivana and Ivanka – great for a pair of yellow chicks or hens.
  • Kami and Kazi
  • Kit and Kat
  • Laffy and Taffy
  • Lucy and Ethel
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley
  • Pepper and Shaker
  • Polka and Dot
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sunny and Cher
  • Sweet and Tart
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Bibbidi, Bobbidi and Boo (from Cinderella)
  • Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup (from PowerPuff Girls)
  • Faith, Hope and Charity
  • Flora, Fauna and Merryweather (from Sleeping Beauty)
  • Peanut, Butter and Jelly
  • Pooh, Tigger and Piglet
  • Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
  • Tic, Tack and Toe

Chicken Names for Groups of Four

  • Blanche, Sophia, Dorothy, and Rose (from Golden Girls)
  • Phoebe, Piper, Paige, and Prue (from Charmed)

Chicken Names by Gender

If you either bought adult chickens or chicks that were checked at the hatchery, then you may know if your chicken is a boy or a girl. This section is great for when you need a name but it doesn’t necessarily need to match the color of the chick or chicken.

Chicken Names for Roosters

  • Admiral
  • Admiral Eggbar
  • Amos
  • Apache
  • Bailey
  • Billy
  • Boots
  • Brigadier Bodie
  • Brisket
  • Captain
  • Captain Nugget W. Sauce
  • Carter
  • Chief
  • Cisco
  • Clyde
  • Cody
  • Colonel
  • Doc
  • Garrett
  • Grainger
  • Gunslinger
  • Hank
  • His Eggcellency
  • Jeb
  • King Crow
  • Landon
  • Lieutenant
  • Lord Peck
  • Major
  • Master
  • Mr. Crows A. Lot
  • Prince
  • Prince Plucker
  • Rhett
  • Ringo
  • Sergeant
  • Señor
  • Señor Doodle
  • Supreme Leader
  • Tex
  • Wade
  • Waylon
  • Wyatt

Girl Chicken Names for Hens and Pullets

Naming hens is something I have quite a lot of experience in. In fact, if you want an even longer list, head on over to my post with over 300 Names for Girl Chickens, with even more options. This, however, is a big enough list to get you going with some ideas.

  • Abby
  • Abigail
  • Alice
  • Amelia
  • Annabelle
  • Ava
  • Avery
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Beth
  • Betty
  • Birdie
  • Blanche
  • Blondie
  • Blossom
  • Bonnie
  • Brooklyn
  • Bubbles
  • Buffy
  • Callie
  • Candy
  • Carly
  • Caroline
  • Casey
  • Chanel
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Cleo
  • Clover
  • Cora
  • Daffodil
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dallas
  • Daphne
  • Darla
  • Delilah
  • Destiny
  • Diamond
  • Diana
  • Diva
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Dorothy
  • Dory
  • Dot
  • Duchess
  • Edna
  • Eggsta (like Gangsta)
  • Ella
  • Elsa
  • Emma
  • Ethel
  • Eva
  • Faith
  • Fancy
  • Flora
  • Flower
  • Fluffy Butt
  • Frida
  • Gabby
  • Georgia
  • Gigi
  • Gloria
  • Goldie
  • Grace
  • Hadley
  • Hailey
  • Hannah
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Hennifer
  • Henny Penny
  • Henrietta
  • Hershey
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Ivory
  • Izzy
  • Jackie
  • Jazzy
  • Jenna
  • Josie
  • Juno
  • Karen
  • Karma
  • Kayla
  • Kennedy
  • Kiki
  • Kiwi
  • Koda
  • Lacey
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Lemon Drop
  • Lena
  • Lexi
  • Libby
  • Liberty
  • Lilly
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lollipop
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Mabel
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Maisie
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Miley
  • Millie
  • Mimi
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Moxie
  • Muffin
  • Nala
  • Nellie
  • Nettie
  • Nikki
  • Olive
  • Olivia
  • Opal
  • Oreo
  • Paige
  • Paris
  • Parker
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Petra
  • Petunia
  • Phoebe
  • Phoenix
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Polly
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Prudence
  • Pumpkin
  • Queenie
  • Rain Drop
  • Roxy
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sassy
  • Shadow
  • Sheba
  • Shelby
  • Shiloh
  • Sierra
  • Skye
  • Sophie
  • Sparkle Pop
  • Sparkles
  • Sprinkles
  • Squawk Box
  • Star
  • Starla
  • Stella
  • Storm
  • Sugar
  • Sugar Cakes
  • Sugar Kiss
  • Suki
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Suzie
  • Sweetie
  • Sydney
pretty hen with her baby chicks
  • Tabby
  • Taffy
  • Tasha
  • Tessa
  • Theo
  • Thumbelina
  • Tilly
  • Trixie
  • Trudy
  • Twinkle Butt
  • Violet
  • Vixen
  • Whisper
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Zelda
  • Zoe
  • Zuri

Chicken Names by Color

Baby chicks will often change colors as they shed their cute little baby fuzz. Slowly, their adult feathers will start to come out and you’ll be able to get a better idea of what their final color will be.

Sometimes you know right off the bat, other times you just have to guess based on their baby fuzz color. To help you out, here are some great names for your chicks based on their color.

Yellow Chicken Names

Yellow is the quintessential color of baby chicks. It is the color that is most often relayed in coloring books and media advertisements. When most people think of easter chicks, or baby chicks in general, they think of yellow chicks.

yellow baby cochin or brahma chicks

When it comes to yellow chicks, remember that some chicks will grow up to be yellow chickens, a color commonly referred to as “Buff”. Others will lose their baby fuzz and develop white feathers instead and be all white.

  • Aaron Carter
  • Aurelia
  • Aurora
  • Barbie
  • Bee’s Knees
  • Beckham
  • Big Bird
  • Blondie
  • Brad Pitt
  • Brienne
  • Britney (Spears)
  • Bumble Bee
  • Buttercream
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Carrie (Underwood)
  • Cersei
  • Cheese Ball
  • Cinderella
  • Claudia (Schiffer)
  • Corn Pop
  • Custard
  • Daenerys
  • Daffodil (Daffy)
  • Dakota (Fanning)
  • Dolly
  • Dusty
  • Faith (Hill)
  • Farrah (Fawcett)
  • Flame
  • Glimmer
  • Glitter
  • Golden Rod
  • Goldenrod (Goldie)
  • Goldfish
  • Goldie
  • Hemsworth (Chris or Liam)
  • Honey
  • Jaime (Lannister)
  • Jayne (Mansfield)
  • Jean Harlow
  • Jennifer (Lawrence)
  • Joffrey
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Jorah
  • Ken
  • Kiefer (Sutherland)
  • Lannister
  • Latte
  • Lion/Lioness
  • Logan
  • Loras
  • Madonna
  • Mae West
  • Maizey
  • Malibu
  • Marigold
  • Marilyn (Monroe)
  • Matt Damon
  • Mother Lode
  • Mrs. Butterworth
  • Mustard
  • Nugget
  • Ochre
  • Orelia (means Golden)
  • Pac Man
  • Paloma
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Penny (like a shiny copper penny)
  • Princess Diana
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Saffron
  • Sandy
  • Smiley
  • Sonny
  • Sponge Bob
  • Straw Berry
  • Sunburst
  • Sundance
  • Sundrop
  • Sunflower
  • Sunny
  • Sunny Delight (Sunny D)
  • Sunshine
  • Tawny
  • Tommen
  • Treasure
  • Trigger
  • Trump
  • Tweety
  • Twinkie
  • Viserys
  • Yellow
  • Yellow Flower

Red Chicken Names

A lot of first time chicken owners will pick up one or more of the classic egg laying breeds popular at most feed stores. Typically these chicks are going to be red sex links, but sometimes they are Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red chicks. No matter what breed your red chick turns out to be, these are some great names to consider!

  • Amber
  • Annie
  • Apple
  • Ariel
  • Auburn
  • Audrey
  • Berry
  • Cerise
  • Cherry
  • Cinnamon
  • Copper
  • Crimson
  • Dana (from X-Files)
  • Daphne (from Scooby Doo)
  • Foxy
  • Garnet
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Janeway (from Star Trek: Voyager)
  • Ketchup
  • Lady Bug
  • Lucy
  • Merida
  • Paprika
  • Pebbles
  • Peggy
  • Pepper (like Red Pepper)
  • Peppermint
  • Pepperoni
  • Pippi
  • Poinsettia
  • Poppy
  • Princess Fiona (from Shrek)
  • Raggedy Ann
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Rosey
  • Ruby
  • Russet
  • Sandy
  • Sangria
  • Scarlet
  • Scully (from X-Files)
  • Shiraz
  • Sissy
  • Strawberry
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Sweat Pea
  • Tomato
  • Twizzler
  • Wilma

White Chicken Names

White chickens are most famously known as egg layers and popularized in cartoons such as Foghorn Leghorn. There are a variety of breeds of chickens where the adults are white or mostly white. These names are perfectly suited for white chicks and chickens.

splash white hen and her chicks
Splash White Hen & Her Chicks
  • Alaska
  • Angel
  • Bianca
  • Blizzard
  • Casper
  • Cloud
  • Coconut
  • Cotton
  • Crystal
  • Dazzle
  • Diamond
  • Elegance
  • Fairy
  • Gem
  • Ghost
  • Glacier
  • Ice
  • Icicle
  • Ivory
  • Lily
  • Luna
  • Magnolia
  • Milky Way
  • Nimbus
  • Nova
  • Opal
  • Powder
  • Princess
  • Puff
  • Quartz
  • Shimmer
  • Siberia
  • Snowball
  • Star
  • Sugar

Black Chicken Names

All black chicks can be any of a wide variety of different breeds. Now, keep in mind, if the chick has a white star on the top of its head, or a white chest, it will probably wind up being black and white as an adult. Not that these names won’t fit, it’s just something to consider.

There are several breeds, though, that result in all black or mostly black chickens. The most common for the average chicken owner is the Black Sex Link chicken. These hens turn out with a mostly black body with hints of brown on their head and neck.

Other breeds are completely black like black Cochins, Australorps, Jersey Giants and mroe. So, with that being said, here are some awesome names for your black chicks.

  • Ace
  • Cocoa
  • Dahlia
  • Ebony
  • Elvira
  • Ember
  • Galaxy
  • Licorice
  • Mickey
  • Midnight
  • Mystic
  • Opal
  • Pearl (Black Pearl)
  • Pepper
  • Pepsi
  • Phantom
  • Puffin
  • Raven
  • Scout
  • Sooty
  • Spade
  • Yanni
  • Yukon

Black and White Chicken Names

Black and white chicks will typically grow up to be black and white chickens. Usually all black chicks with a white star will grow up to be barred, having black and white stripes.

black and white polish chicks
White Crested Black Polish Chicks

Of course, there are other black and white chicken breeds too like silver laced Wyandottes, White Crested Black Polish, Lakenvelders and more.

These names are perfectly suited for your black and white chicks.

  • Cappuchino
  • Checkers
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cruella
  • DeVille
  • Dice
  • Domino
  • Dotty
  • Freckles
  • Gretta
  • Harlequin
  • Inky
  • Junior Mint
  • Lemur
  • Magic
  • Magpie
  • Marble
  • Maverick
  • Minnie
  • Orca
  • Oreo
  • Penguin
  • Puffin
  • Shamu
  • Skunk
  • Snoopy
  • Stripey
  • Tuxedo
  • Tiger
  • Tiger Lilly
  • Zebra
  • Zorro

Blue & Lavender Chicken Names

When I talk about blue chicks, I’m not talking about chicks colored with food coloring or something else. Chickens actually come in a color referred to as blue. These chicks are born a dark gray color and grow up to be blue or Lavender, depending on how their baby feathers shed.

blue colored chicken hens
These hens are considered “Blue”.

This is truly one of my favorite colors in the chicken world perfectly. These are some great names for your blue or lavender baby chicks and chickens.

  • Angel
  • Aurora
  • Azul
  • Blizzard
  • Blue Berry
  • Blue Steel (any Zoolander fans?)
  • Bly
  • Breeze
  • Bubbles
  • Capri
  • Catnip
  • Cirrus
  • Cloud
  • Cobalt
  • Cookie Monster
  • Cosmo (like blue cosmos)
  • Dory
  • Dream
  • Dusty
  • Grayson
  • Indigo
  • Iris
  • Jacaranda (a tree with purple/blue flowers)
  • Jane (like Lady Jane Gray)
  • Lapis (like the Lapis Lazuli stone)
  • Lavender
  • Levi
  • Lilac
  • Luna
  • Lupine
  • Marbles
  • Mist
  • Misty
  • Olaf
  • Orcid
  • Peacock
  • Periwinkle
  • Pewter
  • Powder
  • Rain
  • River
  • Sapphire
  • Slate
  • Smurf
  • Steele
  • Sweat Pea
  • Topaz
  • Wisteria
  • Zinnia

Brown Chicken Names

A lot of brown chicks look like little baby chipmunks. In the wild, this type of coloring would help the chicks blend in with the shrubs and hide from predators under bushes. In captivity, they are like the uber cutest baby little chocolate-colored chipmunk bandits. Here are some names perfect for brown baby chicks and chickens.

  • Almond
  • Almond Joy
  • Amaretto
  • Bailey
  • Bambi
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Biscuit
  • Brandy
  • Braun (brown in German)
  • Brownie
  • Buck
  • Buckie
  • Buckingham
  • Buckshot
  • Buckwheat
  • Butterball
  • Buttercup
  • Buttermilk
  • Butters
  • Butterscotch
  • Cappuccino
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Chai
  • Champagne
  • Chestnut
  • Chewbacca
  • Chewy
  • Cider
  • Cisco
  • Cobbler
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cognac
  • Cola
  • Cookie
  • Cornbread
  • Corona
  • Cracker Jack
  • Cream
  • Cream Puff
  • Dusty
  • Fawn
  • Fudge
  • Godiva
  • Graham
  • Guinness
  • Hazel
  • Hazelnut
  • Heath
  • Hershey
  • Hickory
  • Honey
  • Jiffy (Peanut Butter)
  • Justin
  • Khaki
  • Latte
  • Manila
  • Martini
  • Mocha
  • Molasses
  • Moose
  • Nestle
  • Nutella
  • Nutmeg
  • Peanut
  • Pepsi
  • Popcorn
  • Rolo
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Saffron
  • Sahara
  • Sandstorm
  • Sandy
  • Shady
  • Skippy (Peanut Butter)
  • Snickers
  • Starbuck
  • Tanner
  • Tawny
  • Teak
  • Teddy
  • Teddy Bear
  • Tequila
  • Toffee
  • Tofu
  • Tootsie
  • Tumbleweed
  • Twinkie
  • Twix
  • Umber

April Lee

I have a love for all things farmhouse design. I am currently working on designing a custom built farmhouse from the ground up. While the actual build is a few years out, I am using this blog as a place to consolidate all of my research and design ideas. I hope that you find the information here helpful so that you too can have the farmhouse of your dreams! Remember, you don't need a farmhouse to implement farmhouse design in any space.