City ordinance will not let me cull my chickens on my property

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  1. chococharly

    chococharly New Egg

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    Hello all! I have had a wonderful first year raising my 4 backyard hens thanks to all the advice I have received on this awesome forum! So I have a question. Since I am one of the first backyard hen owners in my city, I want to obey all the ordinances associated with this privilege. Our city ordinance does not allow for the culling or slaughter of chickens on the property or within city limits. I don't have a need to slaughter any of my hens at this time. They are healthy and happy and laying beautifully, but I am not naive enough to think the day will not come eventually. Where do I take them to process them or to kill them myself? BTW I am in the Denver, CO area.
     
  2. chococharly

    chococharly New Egg

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    Hey, I found a small farm about 30 minutes away that will allow me to come on a processing day and help, and just bring my one or two hens along for a small fee. Works for me!
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    would they know if you had to do the deed in your basement? Seems pretty intrusive unless you were doing it often like a butcher. Too many regulations in life.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined us.

    Do you have any friends with a farm? If you had to cull one, you could just take it out to the farm and kill it there, then bring it back home.
     
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    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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  8. Torch404

    Torch404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems impossible for them to know you're butchering a chicken in the back yard or kitchen.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I live in Colorado too!

    I'm not sure what to tell you as far as the culling goes.
     

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