Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Key West Roosters

One of the interesting things of Key West is that there are lots of roosters and chickens running around the island.  It is part of the history and culture and quite unique.  They seem to mind there own business and go where ever they want.  And they all over the city.

Apparently these chickens have been on the island over 150 years.  And their numbers grew in the 1950's when the Cuban population in Key West was at its highest.  Among other things, the roosters were bred for cockfighting but that was outlawed in the 1970's.

The chickens now roam the island freely and are good for a double take or a picture...
On the fence

 Plus a hen and her chicks

More chicks


Under the house

Here are some in the bushes

Look at those colors!

Three in the bush..

Roosters are one of the many colorful attractions here in Key West.  We have been here over six weeks and have another week to go before it will be time to move on. 

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!  Until next time...


  1. multi colored cool...just free ranging everywhere..thats so cute....your header pic is gorgeous...

  2. I was amazed to see so many people in Key West today. I liked the chickens and had just said to Kathy that we will be awakened at Sun up by those roosters. We will explore the town tomorrow and check out the RV camp on the Navy base Friday. The weather is perfect here, no wonder you have stayed.

  3. What a hoot! The rosters are really beautiful though.

  4. just like living on the farm...which I did when I was 12-13 years old..I still love the sound of the "cockadoodledoo"!...(standing on the Rio Grande in Roma, you can hear them crowing in Mexico too.)

  5. Hi,
    That is so interesting about the chickens. I have another FB and blogging RV friend who is there also, and has put up photos and comments about the chickens, too. I wonder if your paths have crossed!