anybody heard of this type of chicken???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bi0sC0mp, May 26, 2008.

  1. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    saw an ad on cragislist where somebody had a hen and wanted to trade for a pullet. they said the hen was a Key West Island pullet ??? never heard of that before has anybody else
  2. There are chickens all over Key West...there's an organization that rescues them and finds them homes on the mainland. There's even a Chicken Store on Duval Street! So these pullets are southen belles!
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I guess you would call it a Key West Mutt then??? [​IMG]
  4. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    a wannabe chicken then heheh
  5. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    They are ferel(domestic gone wild) chickens from Key West. They are in a similar situation as the Mustang horses out west. Pretty birds, but unwanted by some of the locals. LOL. Unwanted by the chicken haters.. People are actually being paid to trap and remove them because so many people put up a fuss. Good hardy birds. I have a friend who bought like 200 of them to free range on his property as yard ornament, bug-eating, chickens.

    Google Key West Chickens and you will get quite a bit of reading, not to mention a bunch of pretty pictures.

    LOL. Key West is in a war over these little guys. Wire traps are set to catch them and the chicken-lovers run around and spring the traps or let the birds out. The chicken-haters get rid of them any means neccessary. You know the usual complaints from chicken-haters "they're too loud", "they are tearing up my lawn", "I'm tired of stepping in the mess". LOL.

    I think the whole thing is silly, and yes, I have heard of that type of chicken. Most people do consider them they're own breed(kind of like the Mustang horses) and I find them very attractive.

    Last edited: May 27, 2008
  6. holliewould

    holliewould Songster

    May 15, 2008
    Planet Earth
    They are tiny boogers. Key West is overrun with chickens. But they are all over the Keys. I was at the grocery store the other day, got out of my truck and a rooster cock-a-doodle-dood at me. I about crapped my pants, scared me. Tiny, cute, and LOUD. They are everywhere.

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