Can I have chickens in unicorporated Adams County Colorado?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by henvy, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    29
    2
    69
    Mar 29, 2012
    Hi everyone,
    I live in unicorporated adams county in Colorado with a Denver address on 2/3rds of an acre. I really want to have chickens, but at first glance on the Adams County website, it appears I cannot. Can this be true? It's adams county for crimini sakes. You should see what I have to tolerate from some of my neighbors' yards. Thanks in advance to anyone in the know on this.
    oxo
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    5,895
    701
    326
    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    If you physically live in Denver then you need to obtain what their calling ZPIN (zoning permit informational notice), It's a permit but you first must get letters of support from neighbors and post a sign informing the public that you are applying for a permit to maintain livestock.

    This is what was proposed and did pass with a council vote of 7-3.
    http://www.eatwhereulive.com/fpa_summary.pdf

    If you do not live in Denver than you should call you town clerk or animal control office. Adams County does not disallow chickens but your town/city could.
     
  3. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    29
    2
    69
    Mar 29, 2012
    Thanks so much for the information! Since I'm in unincorporated Adams County, I'll have to figure out who my town clerk is. Perhaps Adams County Clerk. Thanks again!
     
  4. kschwen

    kschwen New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Mar 13, 2013
    I'm curious what you found out on this topic. I live in unincorporated Adams County also and am thinking about getting a few chickens.

    Thanks!
     
  5. mountainhen

    mountainhen New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Apr 13, 2013
    Yes please let us know. I living in unicorporated Adams county and I have one chicken now. I always wanted a chicken then one got basically given to me in the most bizare craigslist buy.
     
  6. Katzby

    Katzby New Egg

    1
    0
    6
    Jan 8, 2014
    I lived in unincorporated Adams county for 30+ years. It depends on your particular area whether or not you can have farm animals. In some newer areas eve a 2 acre property can be prohibited. On our 2 1/2 lot we can have horses, cattle, goats, chickens etc., so many per acre, and we live next to Barr Lake and the state park., but at another newer subdivision two blocks away you can only have domestic pets. You have to go to the Adams County land management to find out.
     
  7. Ruthster55

    Ruthster55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    87
    10
    68
    Nov 23, 2013
    I can't believe that an unincorporated county area is prohibiting chickens!!

    I can understand cities and towns having ordinances about so many hens per quarter acre or whatever, but unincorporated county areas?!?! There shouldn't be any regulations in unincorporated areas unless someone has a massive Commercial operation with hundreds or thousands of chickens.

    In places like Latin America or even rural France, it's accepted that there will be chickens, roosters, etc.


    That's a big part of what's wrong
     
  8. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    29
    2
    69
    Mar 29, 2012
    Hi all and thanks for the posts. I'm finally getting some chickens. One of my neighbors has a rooster, so I'm just gonna do it. I'll post pix when I get them in and settled. I'll probably call Adams County as well, but I'm still going for it.
     
  9. Derby Farm

    Derby Farm New Egg

    1
    1
    1
    May 30, 2017
    I also am in Unincorporated Adams County. We don't have a city, but we do belong to Adams Co. I live near 72nd and Pecos. I have a few hens but no roosters. I bought my neighbors off with fresh eggs for their silence. I have great neighbors!
     
    henvy likes this.
  10. henvy

    henvy Chillin' With My Peeps

    29
    2
    69
    Mar 29, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. I also went ahead and got chickens - 7 hens and 1 rooster (accidentally). I also have lovely neighbors who gladly accept eggs and warn me about predators spotted in the area. Enjoy those cuties :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by