Dogs and cats are so last year. If you really want to be hip, your next pet should be a chicken.

Just kidding. But the animals have become a popular backyard pet — just ask Kama, your Retro 102.5 midday host and Townsquare Media's resident chicken owner. 

Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital even performed a lifesaving surgery on a chicken earlier this year; however, owning the birds isn't as easy as you might think.

Fort Collins has strict rules surrounding the ownership of chickens and ducks. Before you jump into any avian adventures, here are the rules you need to know before owning backyard chickens in the Choice City:

The Rules for Owning Backyard Chickens in Fort Collins

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