New in Leesburg VA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by smOAK, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. smOAK

    smOAK New Egg

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    Hello all,

    My name's Brian. I've been lurking for a while, but i think I'm almost ready to jump into the world of raising backyard chickens.

    I'm about to close on a house in Leesburg VA. I've been reading the local codes and ordinances and I think I'm allowed chickens in town since there is no HOA in this particular subdivision that might otherwise restrict it. https://www.municode.com/library/va...s?nodeId=PTIITOCO_CH4AN_ARTIINGE_S4-3COKEPOEX
    Is anyone from the area? Am I reading this correctly? Are there any other restrictions such as setbacks that I need to be aware of?

    I'm new to all of this. I've never owned an animal except dogs and cats, I just want to get started on the right foot.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I'm not from VA but here's a link to get you to members that are:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/80/virginia

    There may be someone there that can answer your questions re: laws and ordinances.

    Good for you on checking things out before you dive into getting birds only to find out they aren't allowed.

    Good luck!
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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