Chicken alert in Key West

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Sleeping in in Key West – forget it! There are hundreds of chickens running around free cackling and crowing early in the morning. The “gypsy chickens”, as they call them, are all over the place.
Even traffic comes to stop when Mr. Rooster or Mrs. Hen cross the street on their way to the beach. Where do these animals come from? From Cuba!! In the 19th century, they were brought from there to Key West where they were trained for rooster fights. After this bloody sport became illegal, the owners didn’t know what to do with them, so they set them free. And that’s how it still is.

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