Stock Photo: Visitors may be surprised to find chickens roaming the streets of Key West. Many consider the birds a part of Key West's history and character. Others want them gone. The colorful, free-roaming Key West 'Gypsy' chicken is at the center of a debate that often pits neighbor against neighbor. The 'Chicken Wars' are fought by those who enjoy the birds and believe they belong in Key West, versus those who consider them a nuisance and a danger to human health and the ecosystem.