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Following a resolution passed unanimously by the Pueblo West Metro District Board of Directors on March 13, Pueblo West residents may raise as many as 20 chickens on their property, an increase of the previous limit of 12. Residents should note that only those living in an "agricultural zone" may raise chickens, provided they follow several guidelines.
Recent spikes in egg prices, due to a nationwide bird flu outbreak as well as a new Colorado law regarding the treatment of egg-laying hens, have resulted in residents asking if they can raise their own hens on their property.
"Since Jan. 1, residents have asked whether they can raise chickens on their property," said Pueblo West Metropolitan District Neighborhood Services Coordinator Marcos Reyes. "This resolution creates clarity and consistency regarding the conduct of poultry husbandry in Pueblo West."
Guidelines to raise your own chickens are addressed the Pueblo West Declaration of Reservations, a document created at Pueblo West's founding that governs covenant enforcement in the Metro District.
Again, it's advised you contact the Pueblo West Community Development office at (719) 547-2000 or visit the Community Development Office at 356 S. McCulloch Blvd. to answer any questions regarding animals on your property.