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Alexandria Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By Grey Bird Farm, Jan 11, 2012 | |
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    Alexandria Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens AllowedNot specified
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsCannot be within 200 of any residence/dwelling with the exception the owner.
    City/Organization Contact nameAlexandria City Hall, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 703-746-4000
    Additional InformationTitle 5 Chapter 7 Section 2 Sec. 5-7-2 Keeping fowl. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or allow to be kept within the city, within 200 feet of any residence or dwelling not occupied by such person, any fowl. The word \"fowl,\" as used in this section, shall include, but is not limited to, chickens, hens, roosters, ducks, geese, pigeons or any domesticated barnyard bird. (Code 1963, Sec. 4-2) Roosters are not listed as forbidden however there is a noise ordinance that pertains to animals. Sec. 11-5-4 Noises prohibited--enumeration. (5) Animals, birds, etc. The keeping of any animal or bird which by causing frequent or long continued noise disturbs the health, comfort, safety, welfare or peace and environment of any person in the vicinity.
    Link for more Informationhttp://library1.municode.com/default-test/home.htm?infobase=10349&doc_action=whatsnew
    Information Last Updated2010-04-04 18:04:51

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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