A video shot by Alan John Smith reveals some of the complexity of chicken issues in Tampa. His YouTube offering, shot last month, documents the wild, or feral, chickens of Ybor City. These free-ranging survivors include roosters, so crowing is part of the Ybor City reality. According to Hubpages:
"In Tampa's historic Ybor City neighborhood, wild chickens have been strutting around since the first wave of immigrants arrived in the early nineteenth century. So, when a business owner complained that they were bothering his clients,and called a trapper, most of the community was in an uproar. Neighbors planned a protest, and even passed out "Save Ybor's Chickens" flyers. The trapper now will tag them and monitor the population, which is about a hundred."
While Ybor City residents either like the chickens or have accepted the fact that roosters live and crow among them, residents of other neighborhoods that lack two centuries of chickens are not likely to be so tolerant. The solution may be a managed feral population in Ybor and more neighbor-friendly rules elsewhere in the City.
Here are more links to the wild chickens of Ybor city:
Rabbit's Moon Studio
Tampa Bay Times: In Defense of Ybor Chickens
The Ledger: Ybor City Marches to Save Its WIld Chickens