City of Martinsville, VA -- Keeping of Poultry
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There's a bakery off Spruce in front of the Food Lion that sells local farm raised eggs for $2.99, and has wonderful baked goods. I'd like to meet locals raising chickens already before a petition. I'm sure there are clandestine operations in the city limits. Many of these houses have 1 to 5 acre lots.
There are also Backyard Flocks Meetup groups in both Roanoke VA and Greensboro NC waiting lists. There are also Permaculture Meetup groups in Roanoke VA and Kernersville NC (each ~40 miles away) with good attendance. Might find some support there before taking on the city.
Elon University (NC) is even doing a Grow Biointensive Workshop. I sure other schools have small-scale chicken related activities. Easier to change city ordinance with a group of trained individuals with university and regional support. There might be other opportunities, right now I'll focus on getting moved.
Anything is possible.
Hi, Just replying to you message. I too am moving to Martinsville, Va. Our House is within what is considered city limits, ( city water/sewer/and trash pickup) but not in the city itself, but the outskirts. I see that this was an early post, but want some info as well. I know it is not legal to have free roaming chickens, but what if you had them contained in a chicken coop ?