Fort Lupton Municipal Code
Section 7-167. Backyard Chickens.
It shall be unlawful to place or maintain backyard chickens in any area of the City unless the following
conditions and requirements are met:
(a) Backyard chickens, chicken coops, and chicken runs are allowed as an accessory use only in
conjunction with an established single-family residence. No backyard chickens, chicken coops, or chicken
runs shall be located in common areas of a multi-unit, multi-use or multi-family property, or any property
owned or leased by the City.
(b) All backyard chicken uses and facilities shall require a permit to be obtained from the City prior
to maintaining backyard chickens on any property. The permit application process is described in
paragraph (q) of this Section.
(c) No more than six (6) backyard chickens are permitted per established single-family residence.
(d) Roosters are prohibited.
(e) Other poultry or fowl are prohibited. No person may own or keep peacocks, pigeons, turkeys,
ducks or other like fowl.
(f) Water shall be provided onsite and accessible to chickens at all times.
(g) Chicken feed shall be stored in a resealable, airtight, predator-proof container. Spillage and
leftover feed must be removed daily.
(h) Chicken waste shall only be stored in a resealable, airtight, predator-proof container.
(i) On-site slaughtering of backyard chickens is prohibited.
(j) Any animal that attacks, injures or kills a backyard chicken not on the permitted property shall
not be deemed an “animal that creates a danger” and the owner of such an animal shall not be charged
with violating any provisions of Section 7-153 of the Code.
(k) During daylight hours, backyard chickens shall have access to a chicken run that is adequately
fenced and protected from predators and shall also have access to the chicken coop.
(l) From dusk until dawn, backyard chickens shall be protected from predators by being enclosed
within a chicken coop.
(m) At no time are backyard chickens permitted to move around freely on a property outside of a
chicken coop, chicken run, or other facility.
(n) No backyard chickens, chicken coops, chicken runs, or other facilities shall be allowed in the front
yard of a property at any time.