Key West chickens relocating

merryreader

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Jan 18, 2007
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Has anyone seen the news that they are being captured and relocated. If I missed a newer post, I'm sorry, but I would really like to help and I want to adopt some of the chickens. I just need to know how to go about doing this. Has anyone adopted a chicken from Key West and I would like to know how it went. Thanks Merry
 

Cheekon

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I didn't know about that....

i though the people there liked the wild chickens. Guess not.
 

d.k

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*hey-- we live near there and don't even know for sure. Personally, I suspect they "relocate" them to a Everglades gator farm.
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But, I know some counties actually hire people for chicken-catching crews, usually 7-12 person teams!
 
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hooligan

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d.k :

*hey-- we live near there and don't even know for sure. Personally, I suspect they "relocate" them to a Everglades gator farm.

What?!
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Those poor chickies...

Honestly I need to read up on them a bit, guess I hadn't heard too much about them.

DK, are they pests there?​
 

d.k

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*Well, we have bird-fighting, santa rhea, home egg raisers, etc., etc., and when they escape that or get turned out they breed-- like euerything else down here, and yeah-- they can be a prob-- like the parrots, geckos, rabbits, pythons, tarantulas, kudzu, iguanuas, you name it!! If it gets loose-- it'll survive and thrive, usually. . .
 
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tiffanyh

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Apr 8, 2007
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I went to the Keyes last summer, loved seeing all this chicks everywhere!! I think there is mixed feeling in them there. Here are pics from our vacation there--without the KIDS!!

This one is from Hemingway house, my husband wanted to to kiss the rooster. Tihs is as close as I would get, he looked pretty weary of me!
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Here is a momma and some chicks!
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I loved seeing them everywhere! Very cute. They all looked pretty healthy too and the local shop use them as a tourist attraction with stories of how they came to be there.

hope they are okay.
 

d.k

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*It's partly the type of society we have here-- can get kinda frou-frou snooty at times. "Roos are noisy, hens make messes, they cause disease, etc.. PLUS the whole "non-natiue species" issue. So much for survival of the fittest. How do they know what's really a native species, anyhow???
 
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Poison Ivy

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May 2, 2007
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A friend of mine just went and meet the lady who helps in the rescue and she picked up about 30 of them. She is bring me my 2 this week. They are nice looking birds and very friendly she said plus she was able to get a bunch of babies when she was there also. I can pass the email address along if anyone is interested and you can contact Sally for more info. I believe she picked up 300 key west chickens this go round and the next one is in a few months I think.
 

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