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HAMPTON ROADS - Norfolk, Can I have chickens?

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big_smileI'm in Hampton Roads - Norfolk. big_smile

I'm researching getting a few chicken in my backyard. I live in a suburb and I've actually seen an older post  that says chicken can't be in Norfolk unless they're on 5 acres, but my neighbors have a coop with like 3 hens.

So, my questions are, does anyone here know how many chickens you can have in Norfolk?
Does anyone know if I can have a rooster?...because I like roosters, the phoenix ones are gorgeous!
Do I need a permit, or will this have to be an incognito thing...because I can do that!!
Are there any others with chickens near me? Hello? lol, anyone out there???

Anyway, if you live in Norfolk/SE Virginia please contact me!

*EDIT* I just saw the LORE database. It says no, but my neighbors backyard begs to differ! I mean, I just saw their chickens out the other day!! sad


Edited by iDrawReallyWell - 5/11/10 at 6:09pm
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Did you subscribe to the last post that you posted. It is at the bottom of the page under options. I am not from Norfolk, but I would love to have chickens but I wouldn't want to break the law and then have to get rid of my babies and risk them not having good homes.

Why don't you ask your neighbors what they had to do, if anything?

I am on the Eastern Shore and i responded to your other post 'Virginia'

Wife to Tom. Mom to a son and a daughter, 3 cats, 4 dogs. Lost count as to how many chickens I have, close to 50 of various breeds. 4 geese .7 ducks. 4 goats Oliver and Lila, Charlie and Grace.2 turkeys, 4 Bearded Dragons and 2 leopard geckos.   To think my husband was the one who wanted chickens, now I am totally addicted but so very happy.

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Wife to Tom. Mom to a son and a daughter, 3 cats, 4 dogs. Lost count as to how many chickens I have, close to 50 of various breeds. 4 geese .7 ducks. 4 goats Oliver and Lila, Charlie and Grace.2 turkeys, 4 Bearded Dragons and 2 leopard geckos.   To think my husband was the one who wanted chickens, now I am totally addicted but so very happy.

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I read your reply in "Virginia". Would you guys be breeding anytime soon? My mom really wants to get some blue or pink laying Araucana or EE and I've been looking into getting a Hamburg, they're so pretty! Lol, just thought I'd ask. tongue

I was talking with one of my friends who lives like a few neighborhoods away in Norfolk (we're like, super spread out!) and her neighbors actually have some hens as well! Even though the official ordinance is that chickens are not allowed, it seems as long as they don't bother the neighbors no one really cares around here so most people just go ahead and get the chicks.

I'd like to ask my neighbors some time (especially to get a good look at their coop!) but they're never outdoors. hmm

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I guess it is different here where I live. It is quite rural and everybody knows everybody here. So we see our neighbors regularly. If it was me, I would go right on over to the neighbors house and ask them some questions.

I have some EE that are 1 year and 2 months old. They lay blue/green eggs. However I don't have a EE rooster so what I will have are going to be cross between EE/Delaware or EE/RSL/RIR. I had a WJG hatch out some babies in April and like i said there was one that hatched. I kinda think the Delaware is the Daddy because I see no red at all and it will be 1 month old tomorrow. (things could change, but just still black and yellow and the legs are actually Yellow and not the green an EE should have)

Also had a Silver Spangled Hamburg/Delaware dad or SSH/RSL/RIR dad. So this one will also be a cross. It is a smaller chick than the EE chick that hatched. It is black and white so thinking that is a Delaware daddy also. I had 2 SSH roos that I had to get rid of because I had 4 roosters and it was to many for my girls.

I wish I could hatch out some for you, but they would only be crosses. The hamburg is not a very friendly chicken. They are quite skittish and wont let me pick them up.

I would still want to make sure because I wouldn't want to get some chicks and then have someone complain and have to find new homes for them.

Wife to Tom. Mom to a son and a daughter, 3 cats, 4 dogs. Lost count as to how many chickens I have, close to 50 of various breeds. 4 geese .7 ducks. 4 goats Oliver and Lila, Charlie and Grace.2 turkeys, 4 Bearded Dragons and 2 leopard geckos.   To think my husband was the one who wanted chickens, now I am totally addicted but so very happy.

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Wife to Tom. Mom to a son and a daughter, 3 cats, 4 dogs. Lost count as to how many chickens I have, close to 50 of various breeds. 4 geese .7 ducks. 4 goats Oliver and Lila, Charlie and Grace.2 turkeys, 4 Bearded Dragons and 2 leopard geckos.   To think my husband was the one who wanted chickens, now I am totally addicted but so very happy.

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A reformed varmint,  father to  1 WR, 1 GC, 2 BJG kits, and 14 beautiful new GC ladies.
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A reformed varmint,  father to  1 WR, 1 GC, 2 BJG kits, and 14 beautiful new GC ladies.
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