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Roanoke County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

By ki4got, Dec 22, 2012 | Updated: Dec 22, 2012 | |
  1. ki4got
    Roanoke County (Residential), Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    **There are no restrictions on properties zoned Agricultural**

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Max Chickens Allowed6
    Roosters AllowedNo
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsCoops shall provide at least two (2) square feet of interior space per chicken and chicken enclosures shall provide at least ten (10) square feet of exterior space per chicken with a maximum total area of one hundred fifty (150) square feet for both the coop and chicken enclosure. Neither the coop nor chicken enclosure shall exceed ten (10) feet in height.
    City/Organization Contact name
    Roanoke County, Virginia
    P.O. Box 29800, Roanoke, VA 24018-0798
    General County Information: (540) 772-2006
    Additional Information
    Sec. 5-38. - Standards for residential chicken keeping.[​IMG]
    The keeping of up to six (6) female chickens (hens) shall be permitted in non-agriculturally zoned areas of the county subject to the following standards:
    (1) The principal use of the property is a single-family dwelling.
    (2) The owner of the chickens must reside on the property on which the chickens are kept.
    (3) Chickens shall be kept within a predator-resistant coop or chicken enclosure at all times and shall not be permitted to run at large.
    (4) Coops and chicken enclosures shall be setback at least ten (10) feet from side and rear property lines and at least thirty-five (35) feet from any residential dwelling on an adjacent lot. Coops and chicken enclosures shall also be located behind the front building line of the principal structure.
    (5) Coops shall provide at least two (2) square feet of interior space per chicken and chicken enclosures shall provide at least ten (10) square feet of exterior space per chicken with a maximum total area of one hundred fifty (150) square feet for both the coop and chicken enclosure. Neither the coop nor chicken enclosure shall exceed ten (10) feet in height.
    (6) Coops and chicken enclosures shall be well-ventilated and kept in a clean, dry and sanitary condition at all times.
    (7) Provision shall be made for the storage and removal of chicken waste (manure). Such waste shall not create a nuisance or health hazard to adjoining property owners.
    (8) All chicken feed or other material intended for consumption by chickens shall be kept in containers impenetrable by rodents, insects or predators.
    (9) The keeping of roosters, capons, and crowing hens is prohibited.
    (10) The outdoor slaughtering of chickens is prohibited.​
    Link for more Informationhttp://library.municode.com...
    Information Last Updated2012.12.22 - 13:45


    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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