Official State Bird of Delaware
The "Blue Hen chicken" was designated the official state bird of Delaware April 14, 1939. All State Birds
The history of this symbol stems from the Revolutionary war when Delaware soldiers were compared to fighting cocks. The "Blue Hen chicken" had long been used as a motif in political campaigns and many publications.
Rhode Island also recognizes a chicken as their state bird (Rhode Island red chicken).
DELAWARE CHAPTER 128
AN ACT ADOPTING THE "BLUE HEN CHICKEN" AS THE OFFICIAL BIRD OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That from and after the passage of this Act the "Blue Hen Chicken" shall be and the same is hereby made the official bird of the State of Delaware.
Approved April 14, 1939