El Paso County Colorado Chicken Ordinance

By Coopa Cabana · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Apr 19, 2014 · ·
  1. Coopa Cabana
    El Paso County Colorado Chicken Ordinance
    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNo limits if zoned RR-5, RR-35, or RR2.5 If zoned otherwise a reasonable number of hens are permitted; no roosters.
    Roosters AllowedYes, if zoned RR-5 or above
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsnone
    City/Organization Contact nameEl Paso County Clerk & Recorder, Colorado Springs, CO; 719-520-6432
    Additional Information
    (C) Livestock
    Livestock is allowed in any agricultural zoning district, and in association with a
    hobby farm.
    (D) Hen Chickens
    In a residential zone district allowing less than 2.5 acres, no more than a reasonable number of hen chickens are allowed per ownership, provided the standards of section E below
    are met. No roosters are permitted. In zoning districts where a hobby farm is
    allowed there is no maximum allowed number of chickens, hen or rooster.

    (E)Other Domesticated Animals
    In addition to dogs, cats, horses, and livestock, other types of domesticated
    animals may be kept as a pet in a residential zoning district allowing less than 2.5
    acres provided:
    The animals do not exceed 100 pounds in weight each;
    The animals are thoroughly secured within the boundaries of the
    The animals produce no sounds or smell that may be reasonably
    regarded as offensive;
    The animals are not exotic, wild or ordinarily considered dangerous; and
    The animals are properly maintained to remain healthy and to prevent
    the accumulation of wastes.
    No more than 2 other domesticated animals shall be located on any ownership
    except where the other domesticated animals are fish, small reptiles and
    amphibians, small rodents, or small birds kept within a dwelling unit where there
    shall be no restriction on the number kept.
    Link for more Informationhttp://car.elpasoco.com/clerktotheboard/Documents/13-099.pdf
    Information Last Updated2013-03-20 01:30:35

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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  1. Chook Chick
    The BEST thing to do is to find out what zone you live in and go from there....I am outside the city limits but in zone RS-5000 (Residential Suburban), and can still only have a max of 10 chickens, NO ROOSTERS.
  2. wsmith
    BUT: According to the El Paso County clerk's office, chickens are considered livestock, and are allowed as part of a hobby farm zoned RR-5. No limit on numbers, or roosters.

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