Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, to get back home obviously.

What exactly are the rules and regulations to chicken ownership here in Grand Junction and Mesa County?

I remember my first couple of nights here in Grand Junction. I swore up and down that I kept hearing a couple of chickens of in the distance. Wait, no way. Right? I live in the city. I am from Wisconsin and even we aren't allowed to keep livestock inside city limits. Oh, it happens of course, but it's not legal.

Here are some of the rules and regulations from the City of Grand Junction. Also, in doing some research, I found this interesting article from the Daily Sentinel from back in January.


Found under \"City Services/Animals/Agricultural Animals\": Six small agricultural animals such as rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese are allowed per one-half (1/2) acre or less with 15 small agricultural animals allowed per one-half (1/2) acre or more. These animals must be confined by a fence or cage, and can be no closer than 20 feet to a principal residential structure on an adjoining property.

That is what is known as the Grand Junction Chicken Ordinance.

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