Blacksburg Virginia Chicken Ordinance
**Agriculturally zoned properties only**
Are Chickens Allowed in this location
Max Chickens Allowed no limit Roosters Allowed yes Permit Required No Coop Restrictions none City/Organization Contact name Town 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."
AGRICULTURE - 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, § 1, 11-10-98)
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Information Last Updated 2012.12.22 - 14:30