Tampa Bay's National Historic Landmark District

For more than a century Ybor has shared its streets with these raoming fowl.

History of the Chicken

The wild chicken population that currently resides in Ybor City are direct descendants of the chickens that lived in the backyards of the neighborhoods earliest resident’s over 100 years ago. Ybor City’s chickens crossing the streets have become a welcome sight for those who live, work and visit the area.

There are many places to catch glimpses, and sometimes even good areas to find where they are simply by keeping your eyes and ears.  If you live in Ybor City, you can’t dislike the chickens, because like it or not they have been there longer than you.