Denver Animal Census

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Permitted livestock in Denver 2006-March 25, 2009

Information collated from copies of permits supplied by Animal Control

Animals   Quantity
2006  
Chickens  25 (same owner)
Horse 1   (same owner)   
Hens  5
Horse  3
Potbelly pigs  2
2007  
Miniature horse 2 (same owner)
Nigerian dwarf does 2 (same owner)
2008  
hens  6 (same owner)
ducks  6 (same owner)
hens  6
rooster  1
miniature horse 2
pygmy goat  1
pot belly pig  1
Churro sheep 4
Miniature horse 2
Chickens 2
Hens 3
Hens 3
Hens 6
Chickens  5

2009

 
Gms Blk   F 8 yrs  1
Gdr         F 4 yrs   1
Husx        F 4 yrs  1
Wmn       F 3 yrs  1

[??? Does anyone know what these are???]

 
Chickens  8
Nigerian dwarf goat  2 (same owner)
Chickens  4 (same owner)
Chickens  2
Chickens  3
Hens   4
Chickens  4
   

TOTALS FOR PERIOD Jan 1, 2006 Mar 25, 2009

Chickens (hens)  80
Chickens (roosters) 1
Horses 10
Goats 5
Sheep                          4
Ducks  6
Pigs  3
   

In order to make an estimate of permitted animals for all years James multiplied the numbers above by 5, figuring that people move away, their animals die and they do not replace them, etc.  Thus the total permitted animal population in Denver is estimated to be:

   
Chickens (hens)  400
Chickens (roosters) 5
Horses 50
Goats 25
Sheep                          20
Ducks  30
Pigs  15
   

And in order to make an estimate of ALL animals in Denver, permitted and unpermitted, James multiplied the chickens and ducks by a factor of 2, but he did not multiply the other animals as he thinks it is unlikely that people would harbor them without permits.  Thus, the total permitted and unpermitted animal population in Denver is estimated to be:

   
Chickens (hens)  800
Chickens (roosters) 10
Horses 50
Goats 25
Sheep                          20
Ducks  60
Pigs  15
   

 

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Last updated: 01/19/12.