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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hooray4hummus, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. hooray4hummus

    hooray4hummus New Egg

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    hello,
    my name is Halle, and like in the subject line, i'm from norfolk, but i'll clarify first that i am not affiliated with a certain organization that shall not be named:/ that is based in norfolk.

    anyways, i'm completely new to chickens, and i'm not yet sure if i can even get started in them (for personal, egg-laying purposes:)). i'm waiting for a response from someone in the city gov't on whether or not we can even have hens. is anyone else here from Norfolk, VA or the Southeastern VA/ Tidewater/Hampton Roads area? If so (or if not), do you know if we can have chickens in Norfolk? or does anyone know an easier way to find out if i can have chickens?

    i look forward to learning more about chickens on this message board:D
    thank you.
     
  2. akahn01

    akahn01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Halle
    Im from Fairfax Virginia and i am new to chickens too. After learning about how great chickens I wanted one really bad. I asked my science teacher about any regulations or laws against owning chickens. She told me that in Fairfax county it is NOT illegal to have chickens. I know this might not apply to Norfolk but since our countys are pretty close i thought maybe there was a chance. Another thing is that if you live in like a kneighborhood with a goverment type thing you might want to see if you can get there aproval. Also i learned it is illeagal to build a permenant structure without a permit so i put my chicken coop on wheels [​IMG].
    Andrew
     
  3. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC Halle!
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Hi Halle!
    I have family in Virginia Beach, so I've been to your parts! Welcome to the board.
     
  5. Jeani

    Jeani New Egg

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    I know this thread is over a year old but I would really like to know how things turned out.
    I'm interested in having chickens simply for the eggs. I've read in the Norfolk city code online (http://www.municode.com/resources/gateway.asp?pid=10121&sid=46) that while it's not expressly prohibited to own fowl in Norfolk, you must get a permit from the Director of the Department of Public Health.
    I guess I'll be emailing the director soon and asking them what hurdles will have to be jumped. Whee!


    ****EDIT****Well after spending some serious time pouring through the city codes and regulations I've found that you cannot have poultry on less than 5 acres in Norfolk. [​IMG] Sad day indeed.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008

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