The draft of the Denver “Food Producing Animals” ordinance states: “There must be at least one hundred and thirty (130) square feet of permeable land area available for each dwarf goat, plus adequate shelter space for each dwarf goat.”
If the ordinance currently before the Denver City Council to allow virtually anyone to keep chickens and goats passes, what would this mean for Denver?
Denver currently allows chickens and goats in residential areas but only under highly restrictive conditions, and probably fewer than a dozen households have the permits to do so. Roseanne Jelacic is therefore one of the few people in Denver to live next door to someone legally keeping chickens and goats. Last Monday she sent an e-mail letter to all the members of the Denver City Council concerning her experiences. After receiving her permission, I have reprinted it below (deleting only contact information). Continue reading “Next Door to Livestock — One Denver resident’s experience”