Saturday, April 18, 2009

Help us name our chickens and win a prize


Oh yes we did.  Four little five-day-old black fuzzballs. And now our whole household is just plum chicken crazy.

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 As you can see, we're having a little trouble naming them (I feel that the Mister, smart as he is, is particularly handicapped). So far we have one Barred Rock named Tilly, who is proving to be something of a bully, and a Cuckoo Maran named Lucille, after Ms. Ball. 
But otherwise, we're at a loss.  I'm liking Kung Pow and Cashew, for the two remaining chicks, but I'm not sure. 
Send me some suggestions.  If we chose your names, I'll send you an advanced copy of Novella Carpenter's not-yet-released book, Farm City.  Ms. Carpenter is sort of the inspiration behind our new urban farmyard, though, so consider yourself warned. 

A thing I like

My coworker Elizabeth Jardina's blog about the chickens at Sunset. She's a fact checker extraordinaire and my go-to gal for all sorts of chicken-related information.  Also, she warned me against this and I didn't listen. 


11 comments:

Samantha said...

Ok. Everyone seems to be leaving their name suggestions on Facebook instead of in my comments. Totally weird blog etiquette, but I'm grateful for the suggestions so far.
Here they are:
rosemary
sage
mint
mitten
simon
kilroy
mr. feathers
fluffy lover
ginger
jennifer
blacky
looky'lou

But, please, keep them coming. So far I'm liking looky'lou, but I'm still not sold.
Oh, and they're hens, girl chickens.

Susan Borie Chambers said...

Coco Van

CSchoech said...

Chickaboom
Pollo Loco

HBW said...

names i think suit a hen: (in no particular order)

Hester
Franca
Beak-face
Eggster
Esther
Yolkie
Palin (oh why not?)
Ladybird
Paloma
Edna
Shirley
Cecile
Cordelia
Wingnut
Peck-Neck
Sunny
Doodle

Hilary Belle said...

on the metro today another one came to me (do you like how i ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT THESE THINGS IN MY FREE TIME?). i think it's the best one yet. so fitting for a hen...

Pilar.

why "Pilar" is the quintessential hen name, i don't know. but it IS, samantha. it just IS.

CSchoech said...

Have you chosen names? I'm a big fan of Blackie (Oh Pete!). ; )

Samantha said...

These just in:
Click and Cluck
Pot Pie
Chuy
Halloween

Some great ones. I'll make a decision by Friday.
Keep the coming, people.

Julie said...

Chip and Chirp

Anonymous said...

Dee--short for chick-a-dee
-KT

Anonymous said...

As a fan of the movie "Chicken Run" I would have to say Babs, Ginger or Bunty but I have to admit I like Edna.

zunzie said...

Peas and Carrrots

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