Can I raise backyard chickens, ducks or bees?

This depends on the zoning of your property. Many of our residential zone districts allow backyard poultry and honeybees to be kept on property with a Miscellaneous Permit, but may limit the size of the coop, the number of animals, or the number of hives. Agricultural zone districts allow for the keeping of poultry and bees without limitations. Please visit the Jefferson County Interactive Zoning Map to determine your zone district, and refer to the Domestic Animals Permitted By Zoning guide (PDF) for more information. We strongly encourage residents to check with their Home Owner Associations before keeping these animals, as each Association may have covenants or restrictions beyond those of the County. Helpful guides are available for owners wanting to raise chickens, ducks or bees in their backyard and for property owners living next to them.

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1. What types of animals can I keep on my property?
2. How many pets am I permitted to have on my property?
3. Are horses allowed?
4. My property is served by an individual well. Can I still have large animals on my property?
5. Where can I keep manure on my property?
6. Can I raise backyard chickens, ducks or bees?
7. How many chickens or ducks can I keep on my residential property?
8. Does the State of Colorado have any animal or livestock regulations?