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A property owner may raise chickens for their own use if there is a residential use on the property. Keeping chickens for personal use is considered to be accessory to the residential use.
The following requirements apply to keeping "backyard chickens":
Commercial Poultry Farm: The Land Use Code defines a commercial poultry farm as "A facility devoted to the raising of any type of fowl for the sale of birds or their byproducts, not to include hunting clubs. " Raising chickens (or other fowl) as a commercial operation is not a use by right in any zone district in Larimer County. Special Review approval is required before a commercial poultry farm can be established.
If you would like more specific information or if you have a question that's not answered here, please contact the Larimer County Planning Department at (970)498-7679 or send an email.