I found a new chiropractor to try in Ybor City who came highly recommended so I headed over for a visit. I threw my camera in the car just in case I saw some baby chickens in the streets in Ybor. This part of Tampa is full of chickens and roosters. The story is that they are direct descendants of the chickens that lived here with the neighborhoods earliest resident’s over 100 years ago. They roam freely in the streets and are protected.
After my early appointment I drove a few blocks over to Centennial Park where most of the chickens hang out. I found several families and didn’t even have to leave the car. This Mom was busy with 10 babies to keep track of.
Roosters were strutting everywhere.
Another Mom with 7 babies.
I’m not sure if this is a juvenile or just a really small chicken. She was alone.
The boys were hanging around together.
The statue of Nick Nuccio, a former mayor of Tampa, He was Tampa’s first mayor of “Latin” (specifically Sicilian) descent. Most people think of Ybor City as just a history of Cubans and the cigar factories but there were just as many Sicilians back in the early 1900’s.
It was fun seeing all of the little babies and since I had several appointments I took a ton of pictures so there’s more to come.