Sunday, May 1, 2011

The GOOD Life Of Key West Chickens Or Is It?

On a recent trip to Key West, this fugitive chicken was spotted at a gas station. No, I'm not talking about the man in the photo; he is not a chicken (at least not that I know of). I'm talking about the ACTUAL chicken in the photo.

As you can see from the picture (above) taken at a local restaurant, on an outside patio table there is a sticker that pretty much sums it up. In Key West, life is a little different; they let the chickens roam free to do pretty much what they want so they aren't really fugitives at all but free loving chickens! I guess you could say it's a part of the laid back lifestyle of Key West.

Then… what do you know, what's under the table (above) is really ironic because it's a family of chickens! For some reason, I don't think they like their pictures taken though! I have evidence of this, and you can see for yourself from this series of pictures I took...

As you can see... further evidence....the chickens are trying to hide from the camera!

Then finally the truth is revealed as to why the chickens of Key West were hiding from us. They are trying to avoid ending up in someones "stovepot" as this sign that we spotted at the restuarant  references. 


  1. That is quite interesting. I don't know how I would feel about chickens running around. I guess it would not be too bad.

  2. Yeah, you're right. It is interesting. I just hope they don't dart out in front of cars and get hit. I'd feel really bad and would have to at least think about eating Anyway, it was probably one of the most amusing things about going to Key West. If you haven't been there you should definitely go at least once. There's lots to see like Ernest Hemingways House which by the way I'm working on a post for. Thanks for stopping by again Ruthy. I appreciate seeing you here.
    Chef Matt