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As listed on the Key West Chickens site:

City Of Key West, Code Of Ordinances, PART II CODE OF ORDINANCES, TITLE V. PUBLIC HEALTH, 53.00 ANIMAL CONTROL

Sec. 53.24 Same–Destruction of birds; permit.

It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt, trap, shoot or in any manner destroy birds within the city limits; provided, however, the city manager is hereby authorized to issue a permit for the destruction of birds that become obnoxious or destructive.

(Code 1958, § 5-2; Ord. No. 92-36, § 3, 7-7-92)

Since the chicken is a bird as defined in Meriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, it is protected under the Key West Bird Sanctuary and Preserve.

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