Raising backyard chickens (and ducks and goats) just became a lot easier in Denver thanks to a recent City Council vote.
The Food Producing Animals ordinance took effect June 24th and allows residents to raise 8 chickens or ducks and 2 dwarf goats after obtaining a one-time license. See the details here. Curious about the potential joys and pitfalls of having backyard livestock? Grab your overalls and get started with these great resources.
Whether you want to talk about books or make them, restore your old furniture or learn about keeping chickens, Fresh City Life My Branch has the answer for you this week!
Have an old piece of furniture or a door hanging around that you keep thinking you'll restore, but have never gotten around to it or don't know how? Get inspired with Restore Your Old Wood Furniture (and save a tree!) on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 at the Bear Valley Branch. Irina Bertini of Denver Urban Homesteading will teach you about how to best restore antique or vintage furniture, doors, and cabinets.
Whether you're interested in crafts, safe driving, helping others by donating blood, or learning how you can keep chickens in your yard, Fresh City Life My Branch has something for you this week!
There are several options for you crafty folks. On Tuesday, March 1 at 10 a.m., the Bear Valley Branch will be hosting Sit 'n Knit, a group sure to please any fiber maven. Both experienced knitters and beginners are welcome to share their knowledge and learn something new. Fiber hosts are Kathy Orth and Charlotte Updike.
Backyard chicken farming is all the rage. Whether you are ready to fully embrace the urban homesteading movement or just want a few fresh eggs, it's not that hard to raise your own chickens.
Before you get started, you will want to be aware of Denver's zoning ordinances and fees for chickens. If these don't sound too daunting, there are a few other things to consider and the Library has lots of books that can help you out. Be sure to do your homework before you buy your chickens!