Drum roll please! Here is the highly anticipated chick-naming poll!
There was a highly un-scientific winnowing of the name submissions from Saturday by a panel of, um, dare I call them judges? If your submission did not make the cut, you can blame them. Hopefully you will see some names here that you like, and, if inspired, you can always submit additional names. Feel free to indicate through comments if there’s a name you think should go with a specific chick.
I thought it might be helpful for you to first see what the little girls will look like when they’re all grown up:
a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle chick - you will remember ours as the tiniest of the bunch (image from mypetchicken.com)
Here's a photo of an award-winning Mille Fleur hen (Sun Crest Belgians)
Black Copper Marans chicks (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
A Black Copper Marans hen (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
An Easter Egger (Ameraucana) chick like ours (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
Here's an Easter Egger hen, but ours could vary in coloration. For example, Autumn is also an EE. (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
A little Silkie chick like ours (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
An adult Silkie hen! (Photo from Mypetchicken.com)
Last but not least: a Speckled Sussex chick (photo from Mypetchicken.com)
She will look something like this as an adult. Like the d'Uccles, Speckled Sussex chickens develop more "spangles" with successive annual molts. (photo from brbpoultry.co.uk)