Nameless Wednesday aka Name that Chicken!






Two weeks ago, when I dropped by the Nashville Farmers Market and bought a big old metal chicken, I had no idea that I was joining a cultural phenomenon. See I hadn’t read the Bloggess’ series of posts on her metal chicken. But as soon as I had shared a photo of my new quirky bit of art, people started asking if that was Beyonce.

Now let me say right here and right now, I love Beyonce. Great name and a great artist. I loved her when she was in a trio, in a breakthrough movie and yes, I have quite a few of her songs on my iPod. My favorite is when she does a shoutout to all the ladies. I know she’s pregnant and I have to say congrats. But one thing Beyonce isn’t, the name itself is not what I had in mind for my metal rooster.

Since I had been calling it a metal chicken, I started clarifying, adding its a rooster to be specific. To me Beyonce sounds like more of a hen name. (If all this chicken talk is confusing, my friend Jan knows her chickens. Maybe she could help you study up.) And while other people can name their yard art however they like, I reserve that right myself. Only thing is, I am not sure on the name so I thought I would throw it out to the Wordless Wednesday crowd for suggestions.

My lead thought right now is to call him Cogburn after the John Wayne movie. But I’m open to all roostery suggestions. It may help you to know he’s found a great home here at the new place and he’s protecting the deck AND eh was nice enough not to crow & wake me up too early today. 🙂

You may enjoy Wordless or Wordful Wednesday efforts on other blogs too.

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23 Responses to Nameless Wednesday aka Name that Chicken!

  1. Mike August 30, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    A few names off the top of my head:

    Joy Ride
    Shoeless Joe
    Pimpn chicken

  2. Nelson August 31, 2011 at 12:30 am #


  3. Ed T. (@etee) August 31, 2011 at 5:52 am #


    Happy WW!

  4. Erica Beck August 31, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    I’m partial to Franklin, myself. Or Captain Mustard. Actually I also like Two Blue Feathers, TBF for short, but Mike’s suggestion of Pimpn Chicken can’t be overlooked either.

  5. Carrie August 31, 2011 at 7:39 am #


    Jeff…. after all he is a fowl.

    Or the name all my roosters get…


  6. SlowMoneyFarm August 31, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    LOL about Beyonce – that was the first thing I thought when I saw yours! Thanks for the mention! Some other ideas:

    Elvis (he WAS purchased in Nashville and there ARE multiple Elvis figures downtown!)
    Troy (as in Play Chicken with a Train Cowboy Troy – no I don’t really listen to him lol)
    Zac (Brown Band – Little Bit O Chicken Fried…..)
    Trace (Akins – he was at the Opry after ACFC11 and has the Brown Chicken Brown Cow video)

  7. Beth August 31, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Red? 😉 Love him!

  8. commonsenseagriculture August 31, 2011 at 8:33 am #


    or Darin 🙂

  9. Susan Crowell August 31, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    You know, I kind of like Carrie’s suggestion of Fritz (It’s… it’s… the metal Fritz… you know, kind of like Ballroom Blitz.)

    But I also reached for my Raising Chickens for Dummies book to check out breed names (um, other than Leghorn, I was clueless), and now I also fancy:

    Orpington (while it really doesn’t roll off your tongue at first saying, it grows on you, and I dare you to say it without smiling)… and the breed had two asterisks by the name to indicate it had “exceptional” meat value. And, of course, you want your rooster to be exceptional.


    Pip. My handy guide tells me that’s the name for the act of the little chick making a hole in the egg to get out of Dodge. I like it.

  10. Debbie August 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    He looks like “Blue Roo” to me! Happy Wednesday!

  11. kellymrivard August 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm #


    Or Dexter McFeatherton.

    But, mostly Darin.

  12. Jennifer Elwell (@foodmommy) August 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm #


  13. daringrimm August 31, 2011 at 10:17 pm #



    that is all

  14. Colleen Newvine Tebeau August 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    No one’s suggested Foghorn Leghorn?

  15. Kathy September 2, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    How about “Not flat Stanley”?

  16. Shell (@NotQuiteSusie) September 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    First of all, awesome photos! Also, I like the suggestion above for Jay-Z! Just pop some shades on him…

  17. Mark Lathrop September 4, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    Nash-a-doodle-doo of course or Nash for short.


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