EagleRider wrote: What's a good name for a pet chook?
If your chooks are all reasonably similar in appearance you need some method of accurately identifying each individual. This is very helpful in the event that one gets sick and/or one has some bad behaviour. When you can accurately and uniquely identify each chook it allows you to observe individual behaviour. You will then appreciate that each chook has its own personality and place in the group.
We used to have 5 chooks that were quite close in appearance and so to identify them individually we tied a different colour ribbon around their leg. Consequently, the chooks came to be known as Miss Red, Miss Green, Miss Purple, Miss Blue & Miss White. If you look closely at the photos below you'll see what they were.
Remember that they won't start laying eggs until they're approx 11 months old and will probably keep laying until they are approx 30 months old. The average rate of laying is approx 5 eggs per chook per week but when they're young, well fed & healthy they might average 6 eggs per chook per week. If you refrigerate the eggs within 48 hours of laying they will maintain top quality for up to 3 months before consumption.
And you might need to keep them locked up at night to protect them from foxes