Aurora says no to backyard chickens
AURORA, Colorado – Backyard chicken coops aren’t welcome in Aurora.
The Denver suburb has decided against joining Denver and other cities in allowing hens and roosters in residential areas.
Backyard chickens are increasingly popular for providing fresh eggs, and cities nationwide are repealing zoning ordinances that allow chickens only in agricultural areas.
But Aurora officials say the chickens in residential areas could be noisy and attract predators such as coyotes.
The Neighborhood Services Policy Committee has decided to leave Aurora’s zoning intact after a community meeting on the question earlier this month.
Snow usually comes and goes in this part of the state. A forecasted storm is expected to stick around for a while. Forecasters are calling for snow to persist throughout the weekend in the high country, with a prospect of a couple of feet of powder by the time the storm starts to diminish on Monday.