Urban homesteaders in Denver celebrated last night as the City Council voted to ease restrictions on backyard poultry and livestock. Previously residents had to notify neighbors and secure a one-time $100 permit and pay $50 a year to keep chickens (more for goats).
All that has been swept away, replaced with a one-time $20 license that allows up to eight female chickens or ducks (no roosters or drakes) and as many as two dwarf goats without needing a permit or meeting any notification requirements.
Read the Denver Post story here.
|Denver Post photo by Cyrus McCrimmon|