It's a bit early for it, but I'm officially opening up the line for naming suggestions. All three (or possibly four) of my chickens will be hens, because:
Name That Chicken!
1. I'm in this for the eggs, with chicken manure as a side benefit. I'm not planning to start some kind of breeding program, so no rooster.
2. Roosters can be very aggressive, which is great when they're protecting the hens, but not so good when they're coming after you.
3. It's a lie that roosters crow at dawn. They crow all the damn time. To avoid potential problems with my neighbors (who are, in the main, lovely and tolerant people), there will be no rooster.
My point here is that the Fraudulent Farmstead will only be sporting hens. I'm partial to very old-fashioned and matronly names for them, so feel free to send in your suggestions in the comments. Once the girls arrive, I'll post pictures, so we can make sure each lady gets the perfect name.
My mother has already suggested Edna, and Amy F weighed in with Hildegard. Come on, people, get out the name books!