Who would have thought choosing a name for a chicken would be so hard? Especially given the rest of the cast of characters were named so easily. Fortunately for us there are clever people like you around to come up with something perfect.
After some initial confusion, we feel pretty confident at this point in the game that we have two roosters and five hens. Here's the lineup.
Hermie the Early Bird, our first born. Her name was chosen by the kid before we knew what we were looking at.
Sammie, again named by the kid but this time a name that could be either male or female. Smart kid.
Socrates really liked the rolled up sock in the brooder and was so named by the engineer. We've wavered on this one for a while but were 90% sure she is a she even though she has a cream colored beard.
There's something about Mary. Nice hair!
Beth, our special needs chicken, started off slow but is catching up in a hurry. Named by the engineer.
Hawkeye Junior, in honor of his father who sadly passed away the same day Junior was born.
When Zorro decided to hatch there were no ifs, ands or butts about it. He was up and out of his shell faster than any of the others. Then he flung about in the incubator causing a ruckus, stomping on other chickens and kicking other eggs. So much so we had to take him out right away. Combine that with his cute little black face mask and legendary coloring and you couldn't have come up with a better name for this guy! Congratulations Bethany! You are the official winner of the Front Porch Indiana Chicken Watch 2008 Name-That-Chicken Contest!
And thank you ALL for your wonderful entries. It was actually a really tough decision. You guys are great and had us laughing all along. Keep those creative juices flowing, we're going to need them. Since these little buggars are so entertaining we've decided we can't part with the boys so uh, we uh, ordered 15 girlfriends for Zorro. Hey, what can we say, he's a ladies man.