Chickens

Ordinance on Chickens

The City of Durango has an ordinance adopted in 2009 that regulates keeping chickens inside city limits which can be viewed online by searching for "chicken."

Sec. 4-1. - Definitions.

Livestock means any species of animal commonly kept, bought, sold or boarded as herd or flock animal as a source of food or as a source of income through agricultural sales. This shall include any hoofed animal or rodent; provided, however, that chicken hens numbering six (6) or fewer may be kept pursuant to section 10-1-30 of this Code and shall not be considered livestock or farm animals.

Sec. 4-2. - Poultry prohibited; exception.

Poultry shall be prohibited in the city except in the Residential- Agricultural (R-A) zone; provided, however, that chicken hens numbering six (6) or fewer may be kept pursuant to section 10-1-30 of this Code.
(Ord. No. O-2009-23, § 2, 12-1-09)