Denver City Council votes to allow chickens, ducks and goats

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Urbansustainability, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Urbansustainability

    Urbansustainability Out Of The Brooder

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    We came a long way here in Denver.

    From my initial posting on this forum on February 22, 2009 when I announced a campaign to change the laws, we finally did it. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=136428

    Denver
    now allows up to 8 chickens and/or ducks and 2 goats per lot by vote of the City Council on June 20, 2011.

    This is a victory for our campaign and a victory for urban homesteading. Unfortunately, however, the new law also outlaws chicken slaughtering. In addition to being unsustainable, this does not address what chicken owners can legally and practically do when their chickens are old, sick or unwanted. It is also a waste of valuable meat.

    James Bertini
    Denver Urban Homesteading
     
  2. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Surely the answer to banning slaughtering is to do it quietly
    So you don't get caught.
     
  3. annep

    annep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slaughtering wouldn't be a real problem...I live south of Co. Springs, and have owned chickens on many occasions..I think my neighbors would go nuts if they heard a goat...sure would be tempting tho..
     
  4. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    Congratulations Denver!! Thats fantastic! as far as butchering is concerned..who is going to know anyways?
    We are fighting hard here in lee county Florida, I sure hope it doesnt take as long as yours did.
     
  5. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Way to go Denver! Congrats!
     

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