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We want help naming our chickens

There are 3 of us and there will  be 4 hens.  We are each naming one, but that leaves one for our friends and family to name.  Here are our ideas for names so far: Ida, Loraine, Jannica, Mrs. Butterworth, Poppy, Nora….If your name is chosen you get a dozen happy eggs (when they come) for free!  I do not know what breed of chickens we are going to get, but they will all be females.  We plan to get them early to mid March 2011.


41 responses to “We want help naming our chickens

  1. Bone February 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Alice Cooper
    Heny VIII
    Wylie Dufresne
    Tim Bax
    jackie joyner kersee
    Chick Jagger
    Toothpick Chick
    Hen Folds Five
    Andria Bird
    Pay homage to the former White Stripes’ Drummer:
    Egg White

  2. We Will Work for Food February 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Im diggin Jackie Joyner Kersee and Egg white, I think you may win yourself a dozen eggs. We shall see what Dannica comes up with….

  3. Bone February 4, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Let me save Dannica time and post for her:
    Rainbow Kisses
    Miss Chicky McChickerson
    1980’s egg warmers
    Pony Kiss
    Turtle Lips
    Wittle Chicky
    Cutie Pie Chicky Poo
    Billy Jean
    Miley Cirus
    Feather Fuh-Fluffkins

  4. Amy Snyder February 5, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    So…Brian and I are totally diggin this blog and your self-made green house! Miss you guys! Here are a few names to consider…
    Cooper Smiths (Brewery in Ft. Collins!)
    Sally Soulard
    Miss Jackson (if she’s nasty!)
    Public Henemy

    That’s it for now! Hope you are both doing well.
    If our names win then you have to drive our dozen eggs to Ft. Collins!!!!! Yay!

  5. Joanna and Josh February 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Josh’s vote is for trogdor (are we supposed to know why?) and Inigo Montoya
    Joanna votes for Delilah and Kimchee

  6. Pat February 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    What the Cluck is going on? I like the new website.

    Mother Clucker
    Cluck Carnivores
    Cluck Buddy
    The Holy Ghost

  7. Dannica February 7, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Yippie the unicorn
    Ms rainbow sparkles
    Happy feet
    Hot sauce lasagna

  8. Pat February 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Just read this article about a Rooster killing a man, Be Careful


  9. Lil Sis February 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Bone missed one name when making Dannica’s list…which she did end up using–UNICORN! Now for my stereotypical list: peace sign, hippy, tie-dye, volkswagon, flower, John, Ringo, George, Paul

    I would suggest naming each one after a Beatle!!! O man, great idea! That’s exactly what I would do.

  10. Lil Sis February 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    That is true. Ya, it wouldn’t be as good with “Mrs.” What about Stinky?
    Or “Land Before Time” characters (sorry, just watched it): Little Foot, Ducky, Peetri, Spike, or Sara
    Or name them after the Golden Girls!- Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia
    Or are three chickens already named for sure?

    • We Will Work for Food February 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

      Good call w/ the Golden Girls. I like Blanche the best out of those 4. We were thinking “old time” names, so it fits perfectly! We discussed all naming one but there have been so many great names Im sure we will use more than one of the suggestions. Im actually liking Yolko.

  11. Rachel February 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I’m pretty sure I get best friend rights to a few eggs, but I love naming animals! I think her name should be Fanny. It’s cute. And it’s a cute name for butt, which is kind of where the eggs come from. And you can nickname her Fanny Feathers. Or Fanny Fine. Or Fan-tastic. Or… Fanny Belt. See? It’s adorable!

  12. Rachel February 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Quiche! Name her Quiche! That’s so cute. Or Custard. Or Creme Brulee. Or Fanny is still adorbs.

    • We Will Work for Food February 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

      I’m actually really digging Fanny… for some reason my vegan brain is telling me it’s insensitive to name a hen after dishes in which we’ll use her unfertilized eggs, but I guess it’s not that bad. Quiche as a name is pretty great.

  13. Stephanie February 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I was thinking Popeye, Colonel, Mrs. Winners, or Temple because Churches just doesn’t seem fair. All of these being chicken places.

  14. Jessica February 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Im, of course, in favor of Ms. Jackson 🙂
    I also like the Golden Girls.
    I know they are all females but I like Howard, Fred, Robin, and Artie (you could insert Benji or Beth O here)
    Or Peggy, Betty (or Bets), Sally, Joan, or Trudie

  15. Jessica February 12, 2011 at 1:20 am

    im not so sure the dogs will agree to a living arrangement with chickens… ill ask to make sure.

  16. sal February 13, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Woah, we can’t name a chicken Sally. Only 1 per household.

  17. Mom February 13, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    i guess you didn’t like the ones we came up with? I like Yolko .If you like old country names, how about Aunt Maude, Aunt Valli, Aunt Melba and Aunt Celia. These were aunts of mine, probably all raised chickens at one time.

  18. Mom February 15, 2011 at 9:41 am

    by the way mr. Pipers first name is Peter. oops!

  19. Bill on 13th Street February 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I’m rather fond of “Eggnacio”

    Okay, Ignacio is usually a male name – -but maybe one of the hens is having issues!

  20. sallie March 1, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hey there, so I looked through the names and forgot about 80’s egg warmers. Pretty stellar, yes? It’s a bit long… we have to think about how we’re going to call our chickens. “Hey, 80’s egg warmers!” Doesn’t work does it. But what a great name. And Eggnacio… super clever but I don’t think I can have a Shakespeare name around here. I have too much Shakespeare in my life. Is that possible? Yes.

  21. Bill on 13th Street March 1, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    One last name. Hopefully, you’ll have a “sure fire” hen who’s an egg laying machine. A real sharp shooter when it comes to production. If you do, there’s only one name for her:

    “Annie Yokely”

    Enjoy! Glad you are having so much fun with this.

  22. sallie March 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Annie Yokely? Hmm… a sharp shooter. Is she shootin from the hip? Is a chicken capable of doing that? By the same token is a dog capable of baking a cake and winning a prize all in one day? Do dreams come true in the land of Soulard?

  23. Bill on 13th Street March 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Dreams really do come true in Soulard, for chickens, dogs and everyone who dares to dream.

    One more chicken name. A cool name. “Belle” in honor of Hymie Bell, who most historians believe invented the Egg Cream in New York in the late 1800’s.

  24. sallie March 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    The chickens are coming the chickens are coming! Woa, the chickens are here!

  25. Chico March 4, 2011 at 9:20 am

    love this! egg white was great Bone.
    Shee-rah -heman’s counter hen
    Starclucks or just wtc what the clucks
    Gangsta Chic
    in honor of Bone’s tribut to music
    from CCR – Lodi
    Hen Harper
    Jaimie Hendrix
    Penny why Z
    violet violet
    in honor of america’s first female 4 star general
    patty dempsey

    what about Snooki?
    katy cage free
    Bebe’s kids
    Hen Franklin
    Rachel Rotiss this
    ain’t nutting butta ying yang
    Wutang fan

    Anne Frank
    Egg Begonia

  26. Bill on 13th Street March 4, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Okay, this isn’t original, but it’s nice.

    Consider naming one of the hens “Prissy” in honor of the wonderful old hen who was mother to “Junior” in the old Foghorn Leghorn Warner Bros. cartoons.

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