Choosing Rhode Island Red chicken names for a whole flock is no mean feat!
In fact, some people are pretty skeptical about naming backyard chickens at all.
But these days, lots of chicken keepers can afford to be a bit more sentimental about their birds, and so choosing the best monikers for their Rhode Island Reds is a matter of pride.
If you’re stuck for inspiration, look no further – we’ve got a huge directory of name suggestions to pick from!
Top 50 Rhode Island Red Chicken Names
To get the ball rolling, here are our absolutely favorite Rhode Island Red names for 2020:
Rhode Island Red Hen Names
Many backyard chicken flocks are 100% female. After all, only hen lays eggs!
You can read more about keeping Rhode Island Reds as productive pets right here.
And here are some classy and feminine names to celebrate your girls:
Rhode Island Red Rooster Names
Of course, some people do keep roosters too.
Hens don’t need a rooster around in order to produce eggs. And they won’t lay any more or less if you have one.
But if you have a large flock, and you’d like to hatch your own chicks, then you’ll need a rooster to fertilize your hen’s eggs.
One rooster is enough for this though – more than that and they’re likely to fight.
So we don’t know how you’re going to choose just one perfect rooster name from all the possibilities!
But here’s a list of ideas to think about:
- James Bond
And if that’s not enough, we’ve got 300 more in this article.
Cool Rhode Island Red Chicken Names
Chickens are far from boring.
Each one has their own individual personality, made up of quirks, preferences, mannerisms and idiosyncrasies.
Watching your birds and getting to know them is as much part of the pleasure of owning them as eating their eggs.
And if you’ve got a Rhode Island Red who stands out from the crowd, then they deserve a notable name too.
Like one of these:
Rhode Island Red Chicken Names Inspired By Their Color
Rhode Island Red chickens aren’t literally bright red (except for their comb and wattle, which really is!)
Their plumage varies from vibrant auburn, through chestnut browns, and all the way to rich dark espresso shades.
All of these names take their inspiration from those tones, or the name ‘red’!
Rhode Island Names For Rhode Island Red Chickens
Rhode Island Reds were developed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
These birds have a lot of heritage. In fact an official breed standard for them has existed since 1898!
All the names in this list pay homage to their home state, Rhode Island.
They’re drawn from famous places, landmarks, and people who lived there.
- Gilbert (Stuart)
- Debra (Messing)
- Mena (Suvari)
- Seth (McFarlane)
- Dicky (Barrett)
- Viola (Davis)
- Mat (Franco)
- Jhumpa (Lahiri)
- Elizabeth (Chace)
- Blue Bug
Names For Baby Rhode Island Chicks
It goes without saying that Rhode Island Red chicks are incredibly cute.
All chicks are!
Of course, they have to grow up one day. But if you like ultra-cute names, why not give one your your fluffy chick anyway?
After all, they’re not going to have an opinion about it.
These are some of our most cute and indulgent Rhode Island Red chick names:
Co-ordinating Rhode Island Red Chicken Names For A Whole Flock!
If you’re setting up a flock from scratch, you need a lot of names!
A good way to beat the pressure is to choose a theme with lots of possibilities, such as your favorite musicians, candy bars, etc.
Here are a few suggestions to get you going, for flocks of all sizes:
For a large flock, how about naming them for the rivers in Rhode Island?
- Seven Mile
- Mary Brown
And for a medium flock, what about using the names of all the constellations which look like birds?
And for a small flock, what about a tribute to the named owls of the Harry Potterverse?
Choosing Rhode Island Red Chicken Names
I hope this article has given you some inspiration, or fired up your creativity to choose your own Rhode Island Red names!
You can really run wild with chicken names – you won’t need to call them in the park for example, so there’s no need to worry about feeling embarrassed if they’re a bit ‘out there’.
If you’d still like some more ideas, we’ve got another compilation of chicken names for all breeds right here.
You might be interested in our duck name ideas too!
Have fun with it, and let us know in the comments box which names you choose!