Name-That-Chick Giveaway (Time’s Up!)


This little banty came out of the egg angry.

Always a little different.

Always a bit apart from the others.

Plotting something…..

….like your imminent death.

Convinced I had a girl on my hands…..

I offered a sparkly purse.

Only, hunh, I’m thinking now that this may not be a girl, after all.

“Prepare to die.”

And so, if you’re not too frightened, what would you name this chicken?

Post your best idea for this chicken’s name and be in the running for a $50 gift certificate to one of my favorite places, Wind and Weather. With your moulah, pick out a lantern, tableware, a weather station, a clock, a gazing ball, wind chimes, rain and wind instruments, a bird feeder or bird bath, garden statuary, a wreath, stained glass, anything and everything to decorate your fabulous porch, patio, deck, and garden areas! One entry per person. Giveaway closes today at 10 PM West Virginia (Eastern) time, so think fast! The winner will be chosen at the total whim of the Princess! So think like you’re twelve, LOL!

Update: The winner is Annette with Spartacus!


  1. liz in NY says:

    Hello, My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father prepare to die.From one of my favorite movies “The Princess Bride. He looks like an Inigo don’t you think?? I love reading all about your life. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. stacey says:

    He definitely has a “Dirty Harry” look about him. That’s what I’m going with, Dirty Harry. You know, “I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” That’s this chicken ALL over.

  3. Snapper says:

    Mr. Maniacal. He looks like he commannds a little respect, lol!

  4. connie says:

    How about Atilla as in Atilla the hun

  5. Deb says:

    “King” of the Roost.

  6. Kathleen in MI says:

    He looks pretty spicy and saucy so we came up with “Chipolte”.

  7. Jonna says:

    How about Joan Crawford? NO WIRE HANGERS!!!!!

  8. Lauri V says:

    He looks like a Brutus to me. Brings back all sorts of Popeye memories to me! He can’t help looking mean and I bet he’s really a sweetie huh?

  9. Farm Girl says:

    Love your blog. Grew up in Eastern Kentucky, and have been to WV many times.

    How about Diablo, or Dexter? That chick has such an odd look, that he is cute!

  10. Enid says:

    He looks like Darth Vader to me.

  11. Cheryl S. says:

    I don’t know why but I thought Rocky when I first looked at him. Maybe because he looks like he has that “fighter spirit”.

  12. jane says:

    I cant believe how fast they have grown so big!!! He does or she does look a bit intense for sure. A Name – I will have to think on it!

  13. Granna Julie says:

    How about Miss Misplaced? Provided she’s a miss not a mister.

  14. stacy says:

    how about “cherokee” chicken. A fierce and awesome warrior with attitude!

  15. anne says:

    Looks like he’s “pissed off”. I would name him Pissy

  16. Gretchen says:

    The name I was hit with instantly was “HENrietta”! Absolutely loving the whole saga of chickens and goats at your new “digs”.

  17. Biddy says:

    How about Hengis Khan?? (Hen… instead or Gen??? Get it??)

  18. Teresa says:

    This one’s always been one of my favorites when looking at your pictures. πŸ™‚ I’d say if it’s a boy then Sir Lancelot. Or if a girl, Miss-Understood.
    Did you get your book submitted by the deadline last night? Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Your blog is a never miss for me. Have a great day!

  19. Wammy says:

    How about naming the little thing…hum…Dinner!

  20. Mental P Mama says:

    How about…Chicken Parmesan? :hungry:

  21. CarolW says:

    Judging by his/her beautiful colouring. I would call him/her Tiger or Tyger or maybe Tigger.
    They are all so beautiful and have grown so fast! Thanks for sharing all with us.

  22. Suzanne McMinn says:

    Re the book–yes, it is gone, done, history! Well, at least until my editor sends me a revision letter, LOL.

  23. Heidi says:

    LOL I Luv this chicken…. and Liz in NY, KILLER THOUGHT!!! I laughed so hard when I read that my son came in the room and asked what I was looking at – then I showed him. He laughed and said Jaba the Cluck!!!! LOL Personally I like Morphius, even though he was a good guy in the Matrix…..

  24. Kristen says:

    I”m thinking Alfredo….and if he doesn’t straighten up that is just what he will become. You could call him All for short. πŸ˜†

  25. Kristen says:

    I meant you could call him Al….sorry it’s a little early and I haven’t had my coffee yet

  26. Alison says:

    Psycho Chicken! Mr. Psycho Chicken to you!

  27. sam says:

    Snodgrass. Its got to be.

  28. Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks&Me says:

    The name that immediately came to my mind was… Arsenic (as in the poison that people use to do great harm). It sounds lovely but… it is dangerous.

    My kids can’t figure out why I love rooster pictures and such in my kitchen. They have heard my stories of being chased by the family rooster as a preschooler. Those men of the hen house are no gentlemen! :shocked:

  29. Donna Mc says:

    Boris …the Bad Banty

    (Thinking of the evil russian character in the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon – Boris Badinoff. *G*)

  30. kacey says:

    Sue. Like in a boy named Sue. Only this is a rooster named Sue. He looks tough enough to defend himself. Hopefully the other reindeer won’t laugh and call him names…I mean the other chickens…

  31. Tresha says:

    0012…(as in dozen) is really a secret agent for Chicken Hawks..disguised as a chicken…0012 does not sleep with the others for that is when messages are sent to headquarters by laying pieces of straw out in code words…like…”The fox is in the hen house!” and oh..the sparley purse gift….0012 said that was “kid stuff” for the gadgets prepared by RC (Rooster Cogburn) are much more impressive and technilogically advanced!

    please pick me Princess!! this was fun
    Tresh in Oklahoma!

  32. Dorothy says:

    Roscoe. Roscoe the rooster just popped into my mind.

  33. Beckynsc says:

    I was thinking, “Hillbilly Warrior”, being a WV hillbilly and all the warpaint.

  34. Lora says:

    Cassanova Frankenstein (the villain in “Mystery Men”) or if its a girl I’d go with Cruella. Boy, she/he sure is a snarky looking little thing! So funny.
    This chick kind of reminds me of Stewie from the show “Family Guy,” as well.
    You could go with something like Lillard or Wendell or Sherlock. That would make me cranky if I had one of those names. (Sorry to anybody named Wendell or Sherlock. If you’re a Lillard, you really should consider a name change, son.)

  35. Pamela M. in Louisiana says:

    It may be naughty looking now, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a very pretty and much loved chicken when it grows up!

  36. ginger says:

    the chicks name should be “pepper” you know like salt and pepper..the rest of the comment i will leave to myself! don’t want to put fear into little kids heads! but if you’re an adult you’ll get what i mean!! the chick is just a cute little thing though!!

  37. jane says:

    I saw if it is a boy – Captain Feathers
    and if it is a girl – Ma Feathers.

  38. Meghan Rosenstengel says:

    My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    -The Princess Bride

  39. Cathy says:

    I’d have to say “Bandit”

  40. Treasia says:

    Foghorn Leghorn is still cute in my book. Loved that cartoon.

  41. Diane says:

    Well, that definitely looks like a Chickzilla to me! LOL!

  42. heidiannie says:

    Wicked- from Macbeth_”something wicked this way comes.”

  43. Glenn in Glynn says:


  44. Kathryn says:

    I think you need to explain to your editor that you don’t have time for that revision letter mess. Chickens, goats, gardens, family, porch-pie, and your bothersome askaskasking blog-readers are taking up your time.

    I think the little feller is cute. He is smaller than the others, so we are going to have a Napoleon complex going on, and that has to be taken into consideration. That makes me think of Billy Joel, which makes me think of one of his songs, which makes me think that feller should be named “Billy the Kid”. If you look at a picture of Henry McCarty (real name), that feller does bear a certain resemblance. Thank you, Princess, for reading all my blathering and for helping your mama.

  45. Becky says:

    I’m thinking Inigo Montoya. :chicken:

  46. MARY says:

    I think that chicken is the prettiest one, but I choose Dumbledorf! Pick me, Princess!!!!

  47. Melissa's Cozy Teacup says:

    I still think he looks like he is wearing a wrestling mask what with his head being a different color than his body and all the markings around his eyes. Even though the name I’m going with didn’t belong to a wrestler, he was still a fighter-Achilles.

  48. Rena Bordea says:

    I think the perfect name would be Merlin.. he looks a little tricky, and secretive, like he knows something we humans don’t know. Thanks for letting us look inside your world!

  49. Cyndi Lewis says:

    My first thought was Squawk. I’m going with it.

  50. becki says:

    You have a Buttercup.

    Now please welcome “Mojo Chicken”. Or, as those who know and adire him, Mojo.

    Never say “Mo’ chicken, please.”

  51. Kim says:

    I’m thinking Bandito…looks like an outlaw ready to turn and shoot or bite. lol

  52. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    He looks like a “Hawk” to me. or maybe “Gerinimo”(sp?) you know the Indian chief badboy. Or we could go with Rambo :rambo: There sure are a lot of good names floating around here today. Have a great day and :hug: to all.

  53. Angie says:

    Oh boy – that bird scares me. I think I’d name him:

  54. Donna says:

    Zorro! He looks like he is wearing the mask of Zorro!

  55. Judy Bales says:

    Hannah Montana is my choice. Use Hannah if it’s a girl and Montana if it’s a boy….

  56. jenn says:

    Donald Rumsfeld.

  57. Karen says:

    When I look at him he reminds me of Grumpy as in the dwarf from Snow White. So my pick is Grumpy.

  58. happyathome says:

    My choice is Diablo or Manuel, he looks shifty to me… he is plotting his rule over the roost!

  59. kelly says:

    Mr. McGillicutty! No reason other than funny name, funny chicken :sheepjump:

  60. Blessed says:

    Marshal Dillon

    defeating the bad guys with brains and a quick draw!

  61. Courtney KS says:

    Every time you have pics of that little dude up, I can’t help but think of Sam the American Eagle from The Muppets. So, my suggestion is plain and simple, Sam. πŸ™‚

  62. Diane says:

    I’m thinking Terminator! Either that or George (as in George Bush).

  63. Maureen says:

    He does look like a hawk, particularly a Cooper Hawk that my husband rescued last year so I would pick:’

    Cooper or Coop

    Or Foghorn Leghorn the southern rooster from Looney Tunes.

  64. Teresa says:

    Zoran or Wilcox the chicken.

    My niece got her 4-H lamb a few weeks ago and named her Fergie. :sheep:
    She will be going to Camp Shepard soon.

  65. Kat says:

    I’m not a Star Wars geek, but he screams “Darth Maul” to me… the facial markings are exactly the same!

  66. Jen ( says:

    I think that his mask looks like aviator goggles. With that in mind, the first thing that popped into my head was “The Red Baron.”

  67. JenniferB says:

    :chicken: King Cluck (instead of King Kong)

  68. Carol says:

    I would call him “Touble”.

  69. Michele says:

    I think Hans Solo from Star Wars. Actually my boy does.

  70. Susan in CA says:


  71. Susan says:

    My first thought when I saw that last picture with his chest all puffed out and that look in his eyes was his name should be Napolean. As a banty, he’ll be half the size of the other chickens but if he’s anything like the banties we’ve had, he’ll rule the roost and if you’re not careful be plotting to take over the rest of the barnyard too.

  72. Lady Jane says:

    He was woken from a perfectly good nap.

    CRANKY CHUCK :shocked:

  73. Amie Stuart says:

    “You lookin’ at me…are you lookin at me?”

    I can’t resist. That is one bad-ass looking chicken! And as such he needs a fitting name but someone already threw Darth out there soooooo

    Mario–after Mario Puzo writer of The Godfather
    Or Al for Al Pacino

    That is the most gangster lookin’ chicken I ever saw!

  74. Doris says:

    I will try Adolph, as in Adolph Hitler. He looks like he might have “short man syndrome”. He might just become a real tyrant when grown.

  75. Laney says:

    I just love that chicken (ahem, rooster):


    That is the name I am throwing in the hat.

  76. Susan K from Ohio says:

    Ok, I totally see Scott Baio all grown up here. So do I go with Chachi? No. Too cutesy for this chicken. Charles, as in “Charles In Charge”? Weeelll, he could alternately be called Charlie when he’s sweet and Chuckie when he’s a little sour. Or just Charles. Yes, that’s it.

    My vote is Charles (and all the nicknames that come with!).

  77. Shasta3 says:

    Lone Ranger is my vote!!!

  78. JaneSmith,(yes,really) says:

    I think he looks like a Chester. Kinda country like.Or Chet for the city bird in him. BTW I love your website,your new home and just your whole life in general.Lucky you,lucky you, lucky you.

  79. Carole says:

    He looks like Jimmy Durante to me, small but with a big snout or beak. So how about Jimmy!

  80. Egghead says:

    SPUD. No logical explanation for what pops in my head but that is what I thought when I looked at him. That or TATER.

  81. Michelle says:

    Napoleon! Possibly Dynamite!

  82. Barb S. says:

    Looks like hawkeye to me.

  83. Karen B says:

    Snark, Snarkie, Snarkface

  84. mae says:

    After looking at the last picture with he/she all puffed up, I instantly thought of “Puff Chicken”, as in “Puff Daddy”.

  85. Kim says:

    I love the idea of Inigo but I recruited my 11 year old daughter’s mind and we came up with Snape. As in Professor Severus Snape. Looks like him and and seems to share some similarities with his life too!

  86. Letha James says:

    I like Gus! He looks like he can Gussy up a good rumble.


  87. jean says:

    I think he looks like a Sargon. Not sure why. My son just did a report on him and this guy looks as scary as Sargon sounded. Just give a mace and sound the battle cry.

  88. Elizabeth Gastemire says:

    β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯Thy Name shall be: “VICTORY” β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

    This very special chicken has attained the special
    situation of “VICTORY” over all the masses!
    Many are afraid….but that’s only because the
    sweet little birdie has everyone buffaloed…

    Mr/Ms VICTORY has succeeded in conquering the
    mission which is to be the ruller: SUPREME !!

  89. Mim says:

    Well, shoot. Liz in NY stole mine. K, I’ll go with my second thought. He looks like Danny DeVito in the Batman movie, the one where he played “The Penguin”. So, you could call him Danny or “The Penguin”.

  90. Crystal B. says:

    Cletus Clucker. :rotfl:

  91. Michelle Willingham says:

    How about Mr. Cranky Pants? :rambo:

  92. Nicole says:

    Dr. Evil (pronounced “EEEEEEEEvil,” of course). Works for a hen or a roo.

    mwahahahaha… :whip:

  93. Sharon Elkins says:


  94. Baby Island says:

    I’d have to say Napoleon, a slightly french, smallish, uptight chicken with a definate chip on his feathered shoulder.


  95. Joanne says:


  96. Susan says:

    With so many great names already suggested I can only come up with Lucifer. πŸ˜†

  97. Jeri From Newcomerstown Ohio says:


  98. Tamara (AK) says:

    Harley. S/he looks like s/he would ride one if s/he were a human. :thumbsup:

  99. Kim W says:

    Festus. Don’t know why…other than I just think it’s a good farm animal name.

    Blessings from Ohio…

  100. Karen says:

    :whip: Diablo – he’s definitely got that devilish air about him…

  101. Sonya says:

    Oh, C’mon! These names are awesome!!
    What about…

  102. Shelley says:

    Sheldon Winkleman. With a face like that – he/she looks important enough to have 2 names!! :whip:
    (Sheldon Winkleman is the name of a local attorney – my friends and I always thought the name was funny.)

  103. Mary Beth says:

    I’d go for “Bandit”. I love the mask around his eyes. And he looks like he might pull off a train robbery at any minute!

  104. Minna says:

    Calvin or Moe(From Calvin and Hobbes)
    Roy Rooster ( :chicken:

  105. Marissa (Michigan) says:

    The Bachelor

  106. Minna says:

    The Fonz

  107. catslady says:

    WOW such great names – I’m late to the party lol. Well if it’s a girl how about “Princess II (2 for short)” or Ruby.
    Rocky, Spike, Raptor, Flame.

    Lots of luck Princess :yes:

  108. Jean says:

    Gosh – this won’t appeal to Princess but the scariest name I can think of is IRS (Internal Revenue Service.) Best wishes for a wonderful life on the farm.

  109. wkf says:

    Just call him “Sir” :flying: .

  110. Earlene says:

    I like Pecker Head. However……. he/she is really cute!

  111. Brandy says:

    Maybelline if it’s a girl and King Tut if it’s a boy. *G* (Because he/she looks like it’s wearing eyeliner.)

  112. Lisa Lucchese says:

    Choleric – I think that would suit him perfectly.

    or you could use reverse psychology and go with Candy!

  113. Beach Girl says:

    How about Norman for Norman Bates in the movie Psycho.

  114. Tennessee Cindy says:

    Looks like a “Bert” to me and that could be short for “Roberta” too!

  115. Susie says:

    Cluck Eastwood – Go ahead…make my day.

  116. divakate says:

    SLASH! As in Guns & Roses star…..that chick looks like:
    1. He could just slash your head off with his beak.
    2. He has slashes of beautiful eye makeup just like a rock star.
    3. Can’t you just hear the “slasher” psyco movie music in the background?

  117. Stephanie says:

    To me he looks like Gonzo, from the muppets. πŸ™‚

  118. Robbyn says:

    Ok, I so agree with the first commenter about the name Inigo..hilarious! But if Inigo is a mouthful or doesnt seem to fit, I thought of the name “Ringo”…not just because he/she looks like a rockin’ chicken but also because of those totally cool rings around his/her eyes…the ones that make him/her look a tad possessed?? heehee

  119. RobynL says:

    Brooster(the Rooster) for a he
    Doodle Bug for a she
    Hoot(the white around his eyes makes him look like an owl) :yes:

  120. Keary says:

    My daughter says to name him after one of the Jonas Brother,

    Joe, Kevin and or Nick (preferably Nick) she says.

  121. Lisa in California says:

    Here are my suggestions:

    Dinner, George, Chuck, Henry.

    I actually think he’s really cute.

  122. Lisa in California says:

    How about “bulldog”. He looks tough.

  123. Paulette says:

    He is definitely ‘DIEGO’!!!!

    Love your blog πŸ™‚

  124. Carla says:

    Prissy if it’s a girl or Pridey if it’s a boy. Adorable!

  125. Traci in GA says:

    Soup… “that’s Mr. Soup to you, Girlie!”

    I once had a lamb named “Chops”, and no we didn’t eat him. :sheep:

  126. Remudamom says:

    My 13 yr old dd says “Melvin”. Since I have none better, we’ll go with it.

  127. Jean S says:

    I’m thinking…Wiener

  128. Carolyn says:

    I’ve loved this chick since the day she/he was born and I am sticking with the name I first called it: PSYCHO. Could you imagine coming across that face in the dark. Cue the eery music. Ahhhhh! xxoo

  129. Bre in Ky says:

    How about Spot or Kitty, that way he’ll have a reason to look so ticked off….LOL…

  130. Ashley says:

    Darth Cluck! :sheepjump:

  131. maryann says:

    Prince Charming from Shrek 2, you got to admit he was conceited and was willing to kill for Princess Fiona.

  132. pamela says:

    How about “Foghorn Leghorn”.

  133. Gert says:

    Nacho Libre, the masked luchador!!! See photo:

    Or Birdell for a girl (after my beloved little hen, rest her soul).

  134. Deb. says:

    Brutus or Half Cocked

  135. Lisa says:

    She’s wearing some heavy eyeliner so I would name her Avril (for Avril Lavigne)

  136. Heather Harper says:

    How about something from The Outsiders?

    Dally, Johnny, Ponyboy, Darry, Sodapop, Two-Bit, or Cherry (if it turns out to be a girl).

  137. Debbie in Memphis says:

    How about – Danger Chicken – which, of course, must be said DANGER CHICKEN! Love your website. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

  138. Terry says:

    Bob, Bob White, he reminds me of the baby quail we raised long, long ago, and far far away. You Rock Princess, oh yeah your mom does too.

  139. julie york says:

    We just came home from seeing Horton Hears a Who. The villian was a vulture name Vlad (rhymes with bad) and I swear it looked just like your chick!!! I suggest Princess name the little chick VLAD!!!

    grace and peace,

  140. Jennifer says:

    Well…I showed my 5 year old son the growing up pictures of “Darth” (what I would call him) and he thinks “Fluffy Tails” or …”Fred”.
    He doesn’t think he looks scary but he did ask if we can go visit the lady with the chicken.
    LOVE reading your blog – thanks or sharing, it’s the highlight of my day!

    Jen & Jac in MN

  141. kathy says:


    i like Chester

  142. Annette says:

    He looks like he is permamently ticked off! But for some reason Spartacus came to mind?

  143. Claudia W says:

    Chicken Little…of course as in the sky is falling, the sky is falling!

  144. Paula Bogdan says:

    Atilla the Hun!(hen?)

  145. Dianne says:

    How about Brutus if he’s a he, or Brunhilde if it’s a gal.

  146. Beth in Michigan says:

    I’m goin’ with Bantman….(since he’s wearing a mask like the masked crusader) Does he have a side kick you could name Robin??
    I can just hear the conversation now…
    “Golly Bantman…what do you think we should do?” “Well, Robin…we must stop the catwoman from entering the Gotham henhouse at all costs!”

  147. Ruth Chow says:

    I pick Rambo!

  148. Jill says:

    I’d say he/she looks like Eggzilla! You know, sort of a Godzilla that came from an egg (or maybe will lay eggs??).

    What breed is this chick, anyway?


  149. Photochick (Amanda) says:

    Oh, hope I’m not too late – sorry if I am though…

    My name for this chicken would be Fiona… you know, like from Shrek? Heh, heh. I know I’m silly, and probably too late to really enter, but LOVE YOU AND THE BLOG SO MUCH!!!

    Much love,

  150. Suzanne McMinn says:

    It’s after 10 PM West Virginia time! I’m so glad I’m not the Princess! She has a big decision! Thanks for playing. :cowsleep:

  151. Amanda says:

    I’d say “Maleficent” (from Sleeping Beauty) if it’s a girl


    Sauron (Lord of the Rings) if it’s a rooster.

    Yes, I like movies. A lot. πŸ˜†

  152. Cherie says:

    His name should be Rasputin.

  153. Heidi says:

    If it’s a he, I’d say he looks like a Bubba.

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