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Saturday, April 7, 2018

GYPSY CHICKENS OF KEY WEST, FLORIDA, 3/26/18

   Key West has chickens and roosters roaming free all over the place.   These "Gypsy Chickens" are protected in Key West.  The ancestors of these chickens come from two sources.  When Cubans came to Key West they brought with them cockfighting.  Cockfighting was outlawed in the 1970's and the chickens were let loose in the streets.  At about the same time domestic chickens were losing their homes as their owners moved away.  So some forty years  later we have these Gypsy Chickens roaming free throughout Key West.