Key West chickens relocating

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by merryreader, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. 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
  2. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    I didn't know about that....

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

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
  4. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

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

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    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?! [​IMG] 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?​
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *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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  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    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!
    Here is a momma and some chicks!

    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.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    santa rhea

    Glad I know what you meant, dk...

    Some people think that the chickens are pests...such fools.[​IMG]
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *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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  10. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    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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