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Blacksburg Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ, Jan 11, 2012 | Updated: Dec 22, 2012 | |
  1. LarryPQ
    Blacksburg Virginia Chicken Ordinance
    **Agriculturally zoned properties only**

    Are Chickens Allowed in this location
    yes
    Max Chickens Allowedno limit
    Roosters Allowedyes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop Restrictionsnone
    City/Organization Contact nameTown of Blacksburg, 540 961-1147, PO Box 90003 Blacksburg, VA 24602
    Additional Information
    A petition to allow poultry in urban areas was submitted in 2010 but the Town Council declined to make any changes.
    Zoning ordinances do not specifically restrict the keeping of poultry, but are "prohibited by omission."


    AGRICULTUREĀ— - The use of land for the production of food and fibre, including farming, dairying, pasturage, agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, and animal and poultry husbandry. A garden accessory to a residence shall not be considered agriculture. The keeping of a horse, cow, pig, sheep, goat, or chicken shall constitute agriculture regardless of the size of the animal and regardless of the purpose for which it is kept. (Ord. No. 1188, Ā§ 1, 11-10-98)​
    Link for more Information
    http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10159&stateId=46&stateName=Virginia
    http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/259995
    Information Last Updated2012.12.22 - 14:30

    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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