11/10/2011

Chickens in the City

Did you know that Denver residents are allowed to keep a limited number of chickens on their property? The popularity of raising chickens comes from the "sustainable food" movement, whereby you can stop buying eggs at the grocery store and have your own organic eggs "delivered" right to your backyard. You are also allowed to raise up to two goats to use for milk and cheese production. Remember, you need to obtain a license to keep these animals.

So you have chickens - now what? If you weren't raised on a farm, you might have no idea where to begin. Our library can help. The following fact sheets from Colorado State University explain in simple beginners' language all about feeding, housing, habits, and other information yo need to know before raising chickens:

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