Chicken Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on chicken puns! 🐔 Whether you’re looking for some silly puns for your hen party, naming your new pet chicken, or whatever else, we hope this list is useful to you. This entry contains hen puns, rooster puns, egg puns, and puns based on words and topics closely related to chickens.

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Chicken Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about chickens that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s the list of chicken puns:

  • Chicken: There are a few phrases/idioms related to chickens which can serve as chicken puns in the right context: “A chicken and egg situation” and “Chicken out of something” and “Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched” and “Chicken sh*t” and “Get up with the chickens” and “You’re chicken (scared)” and “Curses, like chickens, come home to roost” and “Chicken feed (small amount of money/something)”
  • Hen: “Don’t let the fox guard the hen-house” and “As scarce as hen’s teeth” and “A mother hen” and “Hen-pecked” and “Hen’s night/party”
  • *hen*: Words than contain “hen” can be silly chicken/hen puns: Apprehend, appre-hen-sion, comprehend, comprehension, comprehensive, hence, henceforth, repre-hen-sible, stonehenge.
  • Peck: “The pecking order” and “Peck at (eat only a bit)” and “You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die”
  • Foul → Fowl: As in “By fair means or fowl” and “Cry fowl” and “Fowl language” and “Fowl up” and “No harm, no fowl” and “A fowl-mouthed person” and “Fowl play”
  • Fell → Fowl: As in “In one fowl swoop” and “Little strokes fowl great oaks” and “The bottom fowl out of the market” and “She fowl asleep at the wheel” and “He fowl under her spell” and “It fowl into my lap” and “She fowl victim to the scammer”
  • Egg: There are a few phrases/idioms that contain the word “egg”: “A bad egg” and “Egg on” and “A hard egg to track” and “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” and “Egg on one’s face” and “A good egg” and “A rotten egg” and “Egg and spoon race”
  • *eg* → *egg*: If a word contains the “egg” sound then we can make a silly egg pun: dereggulation, beggar, begging, deggradation, eggsistence (existence), eggsit (exit), eggshortation (exhortation), eggsile (exile), eggsistential (existential), impreggnated, irreggularity, irreggular, kegg, legg, begg, meggabyte, leggings, meggawatts, neggatively, neggative, neggligently, nutmegg, peggasus, preggnancies, reggular, reggulation, seggment, unreggulated, preggnant, omegga, seggregated.
  • Paltry → Poultry: The term “paltry” means “small, insignificant or worthless” and the term “poultry” refers to domesticated chickens (and ducks, geese and other fowl).
  • Click → Cluck: As in “Cluck on that button” and “Her explanation clucked with me straight away”
  • Clock → Cluck: As in “The cluck is ticking” and “A race against the cluck” and “Around the cluck” and “Biological cluck” and “Turn back the cluck” and “Stop the cluck” and “10 o’cluck
  • Pull it → Pullet: A pullet is a young female chicken – especially one that’s younger than 1 year old.
  • Body → Broody: A hen is “broody” if it wants to incubate eggs. Some phrases/idioms which might be used with this pun: “Broody language” and “Broody count” and “A broody of water” and “Sell (one’s) broody” and “Broody politic” and “Broody and soul” and “Over my dead broody!” and “Anybroody in their right mind” and “It’s anybroody’s guess” and “Anybroody who is anybroody” and “A kind word for everybroody” and “Everybroody and their dog”
  • Coup → Coop: A “coup” is a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. It’s pronounced the same as “coop” as in “chicken coop”.
  • Coop: “Cooped up (confined in a small place)” and “Fly the coop (to escape)”
  • Coupe → Coop: A coupe is a car with a fixed roof and only two doors and is generally shorter than a sedan.
  • *coop*: Words with the “coop” sound are easy chicken coop puns: coopon (coupon), scoop, scooped, recoop (recoup), recooperation (recouperation)
  • Comb: The red fleshy crest on a rooster is called a “comb”. This word obviously has other meanings that can be used in chicken word play. There are a few phrases/idioms related to combs and combing: “Hair comb” and “Comb the beach” and “Go through (something) with a fine-toothed comb
  • Bird: There are quite a few phrases/idiom related to birds which can be used as chicken puns in the right context: “A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush” and “A bird-brain” and “Bird’s eye view” and “A little bird told me …” and “An early bird” and “Early bird gets the worm” and “Like a bird in a gilded cage” and “The birds and the bees” and “Birds of a feather flock together” and “Flip someone the bird” and “Free as a bird” and “The bird has flown” and “Sing like a bird” and “Jailbird“.
  • Woman → Bird: Depending on where you’re from, the term “bird” may be slang for “woman”.
  • Young woman → Chick
  • Fly: Many chicken species can fly, and often do so to escape danger, fly into trees to roost, or simply to travel short distances quickly. There are a few phrases related to flying which can be used as chicken puns in the right context: “Fly by the seat of your pants” and “Fly in the face of the evidence” and “Fly off the shelves” and “A fly on the wall” and “Fly by night” and “On the fly” and “Pigs might fly” and “Let fly” and “Watch the sparks fly” and “Fly in the ointment” and “Fly into a rage” and “Fly off the handle” and “Fly the coop” and “I’ve gotta fly” and “Fly the white flag” and “Wouldn’t hurt a fly
  • Flight: “Flight of fancy” and “Take flight” and “Flight of imagination” and “In full flight” and “Flight attendant”
  • Feather: There are a few phrases related to feathers: “As light as a feather” and “In full feather” and “Feather in your cap (symbol of honour/achievement)” and “Feather one’s nest” and “Ruffle (a few/someone’s) feathers” and “You could have knocked me down with a feather
  • Father → Feather: As in “The founding feathers” and “Like feather, like son”
  • Further → Feather: As in “Without feather ado” and “Look no feather” and “Kick the can feather down the road”
  • Beak: “To wet one’s beak” and “beak” may be slang for nose in some places.
  • Peek → Beak: As in “Beak-a-boo” and “Sneak beak
  • Peak → Beak: As in “Beak performance” and “They climbed to the beak
  • Wing: “Left wing / right wing” and “Let’s just wing it” and “Take under your wing” and “Clip someone’s wings” and “Spread your wings
  • Nest: Most species of chickens nest on the ground. Some phrases related to nests and nesting: “Leave the nest” and “Empty nest syndrome” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Love nest” and “Stir up a hornet’s nest” and “A nest of vipers” and “A mare’s nest” and “Nest together”
  • Next → Nest: As in “Nest minute …” and “Better luck nest time” and “Boy/girl nest door” and “Nest generation” and “Nest in line to the throne” and “Nest to nothing” and “Take it to the nest level” and “Nest to nothing” and “The nest big thing.” and “Cleanliness is next to godliness” and “In nest to no time” and “Nest to nothing” and “One day chicken and the nest day feathers” and “Catch the nest wave” and “As ___ as the nest girl/guy”

Chicken-Related Words

There are many more chicken puns to be made! Here’s a list of chicken-related concepts to help you come up with your own. If you come up with a new pun, please share it in the comments!

rooster, egg, poultry, fowl, hen, bird, chickenpox, domesticated, chick, cock, pullet, rhode island red, domestic fowl, wing, wings, jungle fowl, coop, chook, henhouse, breed, yolk, comb, feathery, biddy, bantam, cluck, broody, avian, beak, plumage, chickens, cock-a-doodle-doo, fly, peck, scratch, dust bath

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