In addition to having mongoose, wild donkeys, lizards galore and a plethora of hermit crabs, the island was inundated with feral chickens. I could not believe my eyes when I arrived at St. Johns and saw chicken roaming the streets. Skittish of humans and the like, the chickens roam freely. Everywhere I blinked there was another chicken.
|Streets of St. Thomas|
|Baby pullet at a local restaurant looking for her Mama|
|Pretty girl in the grass|
The chickens appear to small bantams mostly. There are plenty of roosters too. It was not uncommon to see a rooster with a few henny girls by his side. I even saw a few roosters living together forming larger flocks of about 20 chickens. My husband chuckled at one point, and thought that I had died and gone to chicken heaven!
I was able to capture some photos of the chickens from the two islands that we visited, St. Johns and St. Thomas. Many of them forage for food scraps and through open roll off containers that hold the garbage of the island’s residents.
|Mama hen and chicks foraging near dumpster|
|Heading into the underbrush|
|Rooster strutting past above ground cemetery|
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest