200+ Funny Chicken Names That Rule the Roost

Take a peep at this list of funny chicken names that will have you squawking! Find everything from clever and witty chicken names to downright punny ones.

Updated February 26, 2021
Woman holding her pet silkie hen while in her garden

When folks think about pets, it's usually cats and dogs that first pop into their minds. But that's not all there is. Chickens can make perfect pets if you give them what they need to stay happy and healthy. And if you do decide to grab one, why not pick out a silly name for them to start your bond off right? Don't be afraid to get super creative. 

Funny Chicken Names Based on Foods

Why not whip up some fun in the chicken coop by borrowing names from your favorite chicken recipes? Imagine calling your chicken that's named after your favorite food when your buddy is over. That will surely give them a chuckle. 

Fluffy footed cochin chicken
  • Alfie (short for chicken alfredo)
  • Barbi (play on BBQ)
  • Benedict
  • Buffalo
  • Cacciatore
  • Caprese
  • Cashew
  • Curry
  • Devil
  • Drumstick
  • Dumpling
  • Egg Nog
  • Filet
  • General Tso
  • Gravy
  • Giblet
  • Gumbo
  • Herb
  • Kabob
  • Kiev
  • Marsala
  • Nugget
  • Noodle
  • Pattie (like a chicken patty)
  • Piccata
  • Potpie
  • Rotisserie
  • Satay
  • Scramble
  • Stir Fry
  • Stu (as in stew)
  • Stuffy (stuffed chicken)
  • Taquito
  • Teriyaki
  • Tortellini
  • Wingding

Related: 15 Memes That Perfectly Explain Chicken Math

Funny Chick Nicknames 

If you've already named your birdie, but you're still in the market for a funny chick nickname, try these on for size. 

Funny Chicken
  • Angry Bird
  • Bug Eater
  • Chickopotamous
  • Chickpea
  • Chirpy
  • Clucky
  • Henny Penny
  • Lady Bird
  • Little Bit
  • Lovey
  • Madam Fluffy Cheeks
  • Mr. Feathers
  • Nosey Nellie
  • Poop Maker
  • Princess Fluffy Butt
  • Sir Clucks-a-lot
  • Squeaker
  • Tweety
  • Tyrannosaurus Pecks
  • Waddles

Funny & Punny Chicken Names Inspired by Music

For all you music lovers, think of a list of punny names inspired by your favorite songs or artists. Here's a list to get you started with your chicken-themed twist. 

  • Bantam of the Opera: Phantom of the Opera
  • Beak-les: The Beatles
  • Chick Jagger: Mick Jagger
  • Chickira: Shakira
  • Chicky Minaj: Nicki Minaj
  • Cluck Berry: Chuck Berry
  • Cluck Cobain: Kurt Cobain
  • Coopac Shakur: Tupac Shakur
  • Drake-ling: Drake
  • Egg Sheeran: Ed Sheeran
  • Eggton John: Elton John
  • Egg-vana: Nirvana
  • Feather Franklin: Aretha Franklin
  • Fowl McCartney: Paul McCartne
  • Hen-drix: Jimi Hendrix
  • Hen-na Montana: Hannah Montana
  • Hennifer Lopez: Jennifer Lopez
  • Roost Springsteen: Bruce Springsteen
  • Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson song
  • Yolko Ono: Yoko Ono

Punny Chicken Names About the Outdoors

For those who have their hearts roaming in the great outdoors and their feet planted in the chicken coop, here's a fun twist for you! How about naming your feathered friends with a bit of nature-inspired wordplay?

  • Breezy Beak
  • Chickory Woods
  • Cluckberry Bush
  • Crested Cockerel
  • Feather Falls
  • Hen-thorne Thicket
  • Pecky Pine
  • Rocky Roost
  • Roosty River
  • Sunny Side Summit

Funny Chicken Names by Physical Appearance

Use what nature gave them and give them a name that utilizes their shape, patterning, and size.

Woman holding two chicken
  • Baby
  • Biggie
  • Bitsy
  • Chickenlegs
  • Dottie
  • Fancy
  • Giant
  • Hulk
  • Lacey (for a chicken with laced plumage)
  • Major
  • Maximus
  • Megaman
  • Microbird
  • Mini
  • Motts (for a bird with a mottled pattern)
  • Plumpelstilskin
  • Slim
  • Smidge
  • Speckle
  • Spot
  • Stumpy
  • Tank
  • Tiny

Funny and Punny Chicken Names From TV and Film

So many television shows and movies have showcased feathered friends with great names. Other well-known characters in the film bring your pet right to mind. Borrow ideas from pop culture for your pet chicken.

Tan Orpington chicken
  • Big Bird: From Sesame Street
  • Buck Cluck: Chicken Little
  • Camilla: Chicken on The Muppets
  • Chickaletta: Paw Patrol character
  • Chicken Little
  • Chickzilla: Godzilla
  • Clara Cluck: Minnie Mouse's friend
  • Dora the Eggsplorer: Dora the Explorer
  • Ernie: Chicken character on Family Guy
  • Feathers McGraw: Wallace and Grommit
  • Foghorn Leghorn: Looney Toones
  • Godzilla
  • Gyro Gearloose: From DuckTales
  • Heihei: Funny (and somewhat odd) chicken friend in the Disney movie Moana
  • Jeepers Cheepers: Jeepers Creepers
  • Lady Cluck: Robinhood movie character
  • Mary Poopins: Mary Poppins
  • Panchito: From Disney's The Three Caballeros
  • R. C.: From Robot Chicken
  • Rocky: From the film Chicken Run
  • Roy Boy: Based on Roy Rooster from Garfield and Friends
  • Yolkahontas: Pocahontas

Funny Chicken Names Based on Celebrities and Other Famous Figures

Combine celebrities and the traits of chickens to come up with a good chicken pun. Then, ask yourself, does this fit my chicky? If it does, congrats. You've found your buddy's new name. If not, let's keep searching. 

  • Albert Eggstein: Albert Einstein
  • Amelia Egghart: Amelia Earhart
  • Chick Norris: Chuck Norris
  • Cluck Berry: Chuck Berry
  • Dolly Carton: Dolly Parton
  • Feather Locklear: Heather Locklear
  • Goldie Hen: Goldie Hawn
  • Gretch-hen Wilson: Country singer Gretchen Wilson
  • Heidi Plume: Heidi Klum
  • Henna White: Play on Vanna White
  • Henneth Paltrow: Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Hennifer Anniston: Jennifer Aniston
  • Henny Lane: Spin on Penny Lane, famous Beatles song
  • Hillary Fluff: Hillary Duff
  • John Hencock: John Hancock
  • Leonardo DiCluckrio: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Meryl Cheep: Meryl Streep
  • Oprah "Hen"frey: Oprah Winfrey
  • Re"peck"a DeMornay: Rebecca DeMornay
  • Vera Wing: Vera Wang
  • Wing Crosby: Bing Crosby
Quick Tip

For more punny celebrity names for your chick, make a list of celebrity names and come up with ideas of how to make them punny.

Funny Chicken Names With a Touch of Texture

Everyone likes a fluffy, feathered little guy. Give your chick a name that omits cute and cuddly vibes.

  • Cloud
  • Cookie
  • Featherfoot
  • Featherina
  • Fluffy
  • Frizzle
  • Marshmallow
  • Ms. Frizz
  • Pom-Pom
  • Puffington
  • Silkie
  • Snuggles
  • Snowball
  • Velvet

Funny Names for a Fierce Bird

If your hen or rooster is fierce, search for a name that's equally as hardcore. Or, if you want to be really ironic, give your cuddly chicken one of these names that doesn't suit them at all. 

Funny names for shy chickens
  • Beast
  • Bruiser
  • Bully Feathers
  • Captain
  • Charger
  • Diablo
  • Dragon
  • Harley
  • Hennie Heinous
  • Monster
  • Mr. Big Stuff
  • Ranger
  • Sarg
  • Samson
  • The General
  • Warden

Funny Names for Shy Chickens

Every flock has its wallflowers—those adorable feathered friends who'd rather take a backseat and quietly observe the barnyard shenanigans. For these reserved little chickies, a name that captures their understated charm is just what the chicken coop ordered

  • Bambi
  • Bunny
  • Cricket
  • Galina (means spirit of the quiet oceans)
  • Ghostie
  • Mouse
  • Muse
  • Pipsqueak
  • Skittles
  • Whisper
  • Willow

Chicken Pun Names on Country Life

Chickens are often associated with country and farm life. Use terms that refer to the farm, make a play on words, and try them on your favorite pet chicken.

  • Bale
  • Barnie
  • Barley
  • Bacon
  • Beans
  • Chickie
  • Cornstalk
  • Denim
  • Dixie Chick
  • Harvey 
  • Meadow
  • Needle and Haystack 
  • Piggie Pie
  • Pitchfork
  • Polly Poultry
  • Rancho
  • Rye
  • Silo
  • Tiller
  • Tractor
Quick Tip

Needle and Haystack would be perfect for a chicken duo. 

Number One Rule of Chicken Naming

When it comes to naming your chicken or any farm animal, the most important and only rule is to have fun with the naming process. Since keeping pet chickens is quite a quirky choice in many places, why not embrace that eclectic vibe? Let your imagination roam free in the coop — think odd, think quirky, and think wonderfully weird. Go for a name that's as unique as a hen's dance or as catchy as a rooster's crow at dawn.

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200+ Funny Chicken Names That Rule the Roost