HAMPTON ROADS - Norfolk, Can I have chickens?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by iDrawReallyWell, May 11, 2010.

  1. iDrawReallyWell

    iDrawReallyWell New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    May 11, 2010
    Norfolk, VA
    [​IMG] I'm in Hampton Roads - Norfolk. [​IMG]

    I'm researching getting a few chicken in my backyard. I live in a suburb and I've actually seen an older post that says chicken can't be in Norfolk unless they're on 5 acres, but my neighbors have a coop with like 3 hens.

    So, my questions are, does anyone here know how many chickens you can have in Norfolk?
    Does anyone know if I can have a rooster?...because I like roosters, the phoenix ones are gorgeous!
    Do I need a permit, or will this have to be an incognito thing...because I can do that!!
    Are there any others with chickens near me? Hello? lol, anyone out there???

    Anyway, if you live in Norfolk/SE Virginia please contact me!

    *EDIT* I just saw the LORE database. It says no, but my neighbors backyard begs to differ! I mean, I just saw their chickens out the other day!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  2. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Did you subscribe to the last post that you posted. It is at the bottom of the page under options. I am not from Norfolk, but I would love to have chickens but I wouldn't want to break the law and then have to get rid of my babies and risk them not having good homes.

    Why don't you ask your neighbors what they had to do, if anything?

    I am on the Eastern Shore and i responded to your other post 'Virginia'
     
  3. iDrawReallyWell

    iDrawReallyWell New Egg

    5
    0
    7
    May 11, 2010
    Norfolk, VA
    I read your reply in "Virginia". Would you guys be breeding anytime soon? My mom really wants to get some blue or pink laying Araucana or EE and I've been looking into getting a Hamburg, they're so pretty! Lol, just thought I'd ask. [​IMG]

    I was talking with one of my friends who lives like a few neighborhoods away in Norfolk (we're like, super spread out!) and her neighbors actually have some hens as well! Even though the official ordinance is that chickens are not allowed, it seems as long as they don't bother the neighbors no one really cares around here so most people just go ahead and get the chicks.

    I'd like to ask my neighbors some time (especially to get a good look at their coop!) but they're never outdoors. [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I guess it is different here where I live. It is quite rural and everybody knows everybody here. So we see our neighbors regularly. If it was me, I would go right on over to the neighbors house and ask them some questions.

    I have some EE that are 1 year and 2 months old. They lay blue/green eggs. However I don't have a EE rooster so what I will have are going to be cross between EE/Delaware or EE/RSL/RIR. I had a WJG hatch out some babies in April and like i said there was one that hatched. I kinda think the Delaware is the Daddy because I see no red at all and it will be 1 month old tomorrow. (things could change, but just still black and yellow and the legs are actually Yellow and not the green an EE should have)

    Also had a Silver Spangled Hamburg/Delaware dad or SSH/RSL/RIR dad. So this one will also be a cross. It is a smaller chick than the EE chick that hatched. It is black and white so thinking that is a Delaware daddy also. I had 2 SSH roos that I had to get rid of because I had 4 roosters and it was to many for my girls.

    I wish I could hatch out some for you, but they would only be crosses. The hamburg is not a very friendly chicken. They are quite skittish and wont let me pick them up.

    I would still want to make sure because I wouldn't want to get some chicks and then have someone complain and have to find new homes for them.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by