What’s in a Name?

April 29, 2010

Visual Aide

On your left: Chick A. On the right: what the heck, we’ll call her Chick B.

I was certain on the ride home from Kahoot’s that the girls had named themselves. Chick A was loud and boisterous, poking her little beak and head out of the box I was carrying them in. Chick B didn’t make a sound. This was pretty much the way things went the first day they were in the brooder. Chick A was dubbed “Pokey,” as she seemed to have to have her nose in everything: food, water, pecking at the hay and the walls of the box. She peeped so loudly we could hear her in the house. Chick B, the slightly smaller of the two birds, seemed content to quietly eat and drink, then proceed to flop wherever she could. So, “Pokey” and “Floppy” it was, for about 24 hours. Then, it all changed.

It seemed as though Floppy had finally come out of her transitioning stupor and was wide awake by noon the next day. She decided to make up for lost time. It was quickly apparent that she was the alpha of the two birds, pushing Pokey aside for food, and literally herding her around the brooder. Dominance had been established. Floppy was no push-over. It will be interesting to see what happens when the two new chicks are introduced tomorrow.

So, the temporary names have been tossed out the window and discussions have begun. Suggestions have been given: Tandoori and Cacciatore; and a sweet, almost four year-old of my acquaintance, in England, has decided they are Ruth and Peggy. Decisions, decisions.

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4 Responses to “What’s in a Name?”

  1. Chi Says:

    Taandoori and Cacciatore is my vote!

    Ruth and Peggy SUE? lol

  2. Nancy Canada Says:

    How about Agador and Spartacus? Oh wait, never mind, those are boys names and already taken. hehehe :)

    Did you happen to see the pictures I posted of the pelican’s yesterday? They were an awesome sight, but would be especially hard to name. lol!!!

    • Toni Says:

      Oh, well, considering who Agador was, that might just work. ;)

      I did see the pelicans. I meant to comment. Glad to see you had such a wonderful day.


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