One of the freelance graphic design jobs I have is kind of far, and I like to stop in Ybor City on the way home to avoid traffic. Usually I sit in a coffee shop and get some work done during this time, but I've been trying to explore a little too. One of the more exciting things I've discovered in my explorations is a herd (gaggle? bunch?) of chickens just kind of free roaming. Nice looking chickens and roosters, not scraggly ones.
The first time, I just saw three, but yesterday there was a whole lot of them. I tried to take some pictures with my phone, but they didn't let me too close. I really like chickens, and I don't know why I haven't made any chicken paintings yet, but this is going to change.
I have some questions about these chickens:
Who owns them?
Why are they allowed to just run around?
Are they getting eaten?
Are they just for show?
How come no one in Ybor seems to care?
I don't want to be too critical of the chickens, because I like seeing them, but I am also worried for their safety. I hope they don't get hit by a car.
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