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Poultry, Fowl and Farm Animal Laws for Pueblo County, Colorado

Poultry, Fowl and Farm Animal Laws for Pueblo County, Colorado
Farm animal laws for Pueblo county Colorado

Listed below are the farm animal laws for Pueblo City, Pueblo West, and the Reserve in Pueblo West. All laws listed here are as of February 2017. Please note that this is not intended for legal advice and the laws may have changed. Please review the included links to verify the information.

Pueblo City

Sec. 11-4-32. – Nuisances; certain fowl and animals.

(a)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to suffer or permit any chicks, chickens, geese, ducks or turkeys, or any hare or hares, rabbit or rabbits, or cavy or cavies owned or controlled by such person to run at large or to go upon the premises of any other person in the City.

(b)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to keep or maintain any chicks, chickens, geese, ducks, turkeys, pigeons, doves or squabs in an enclosed structure or building within eight (8) feet of the property line of any adjacent improved lot or parcel of land or in an unenclosed structure or open pen or run within fifteen (15) feet of such property line or, whether enclosed or unenclosed, within fifty (50) feet of any dwelling other than that occupied by such person.

(c)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to keep or maintain any hare or hares, rabbit or rabbits, or cavy or cavies in any structure, enclosed or unenclosed, within ten (10) feet of the property line of any adjoining improved lot or parcel of land or within forty (40) feet of any dwelling other than that occupied by such person.

(d)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to keep or maintain in the City more than ten (10) “standard” chickens or ten (10) “bantam” chickens over the age of four (4) months. A “bantam” chicken is one which weighs less than thirty (30) ounces at maturity. A “standard” chicken is any chicken other than a “bantam” chicken as herein defined.

Sec. 11-4-33. – Prohibited animals.

(a)It is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and it shall be unlawful and a municipal offense for any person to keep, pasture or maintain in the City any wild animals, poisonous snakes, constricting snakes over twelve (12) feet in length, hogs, pigs, swine, sheep, horses, emus, rheas, ostriches, llamas, cattle, pea fowl, guinea hens or goats, except in a public zoo; except that hogs, pigs, swine, sheep, horses, cattle, pea fowl, guinea hens or goats may be kept upon land zoned for agricultural use, provided that said animals are kept, pastured and maintained in compliance with this Chapter and all applicable ordinances of the City.

Source: Pueblo Code of Ordinances 

Pueblo West

Per Sandra Casaus (719-547-9661), January 2019:

  • No more than 12 chickens allowed, only on properties zoned A-3 and are at least 1 acre
  • Goats and all other farm animals (except horses) are not allowed on any property
  • Exceptions may be made for those having small children currently enrolled in a youth program. Approval must be obtained by the Pueblo West Committee of Architecture and requires an appeal process. 
  • Pueblo West Metro Website

Note: Pueblo West in its entirety is a covenant controlled community. However, for tracts that are 90% built out, the Committee of Architecture no can longer enforce the covenant. One example of this build out is the mobile home communities. See the Pueblo Chieftain article here.

Outdated regulations per the online Bylaws:

E. Land Use Areas – Residential

In addition to the preceding provisions, the follow ing shall be applicable to R-1, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-6 areas as defined in the Pueblo County Zoning Resolution. Livestock, Poultry and Pets

No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be raised, bred or kept on any lot, except that dogs, cats or other household pets may be kept provided they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purposes and are not kept in quantities which create an annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood

Source: Online Rules & Regulations

Pueblo West- The Reserve

3.9 Prohibited Animals. Except as noted below, only household pets and horses shall be permitted on residential lots. Other animals shall be prohibited, including but not limited to pigs, goats, cattle, fowl, poultry, llamas, and exotic animals. An Owner may apply for a special exemption to the Committee for permission to keep a prohibited animal provided exemption is for a special project for a 4-H Club or school project. a. Vicious, or Habitually Barking or Howling Animals are not permitted. b. Pursuant to agreement with the Pueblo West Metropolitan District, Declarant shall have the right to temporarily maintain a small number of cattle on undeveloped portions of the property. As the development is phased-in for additional residential lots, the new residential areas shall fall under the same above prohibitions

Source: Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions for THE RESERVE at Pueblo West

Pueblo West- Mobile Home Parks (all)

Per the Pueblo West Metropolitan District COA, as of February 2017, poultry of any kind are NOT permitted. This includes all mobile home parks in Pueblo West, including those with their own HOA.

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