New Hampshire is close to having a chicken known for its intelligence, resilience and ability to withstand cold winters as the official state poultry.
A bill has been passed to the state Senate to designate the New Hampshire Red as the state’s official poultry on the recommendation of fourth-graders from Canaan Elementary School.
New Hampshire Red is known for its intelligence, a quality that the supporters of the bill think is very appropriate to represent the New Hampshire residents. The bill has already passed the House and now goes to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who supports it.
Meanwhile, the state Legislature is considering criminalizing trespassing fowl. Under the proposal, anyone who allows their domestic fowl to enter someone else’s property without permission can be convicted of a violation if the birds damage crops or property.