New member from Virginia Beach, VA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andrewsdf, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. andrewsdf

    andrewsdf New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    I have lived in Virginia Beach my entire life and grew up with Chickens, Ducks, Etc. My husband and I decided it would be great to have the kids experience the wonders of raising chickens and eating fresh organic eggs. We now have 2 Buff Orphingtons and 2 Easter Eggers. They are now 11 weeks old and my kids absolutely spoil them. I just recently found out that the City of Virginia Beach does not allow chickens unless you are zoned agriculture. We have 1 acre in a neighborhood that dates back to the 1960's. My neighbors don't seem to mind or complain. Are there any groups out there in Virginia Beach that have been trying to get the laws changed? Any information would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck!
  4. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    New Britain, CT
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Connecticut.
    Sorry I can't help with the legal questions, but someone'll be sure to pop on here soon to help.
    Good Luck.
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. It's possible you could be grandfathered in. You'll need to contact your city counsel person or board of zoning and find out. I lived in Va Beach from 58-63, then to Norfolk til 79. I remember how very rural it was back then. I remember going through hurricane Donna at the Beach, scary as a young kid. Times have changed there for sure. Good luck.
  7. andrewsdf

    andrewsdf New Egg

    Oct 14, 2011
    Thank you all for your warm welcome.[​IMG] The City of Virginia Beach has definitely changed. Two years ago I wanted to add a small apron to my driveway for an RV (It has to be parked behind the front plain of your house). Six months later and $5,000.00 dollars in attorney fees, I was able to have it installed. Mind you the apron only cost $1600.00 to be poured. Since most of my property lies within the Lynnhaven Watershed, I can’t add anything with out there approval and $$$$$$. My neighbors philosophy is don’t ask and don’t tell. This is why I am afraid to call anyone involved with the city.
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good luck. [​IMG]
  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Welcome!! [​IMG] Glad you joined!! [​IMG]
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi, from big bear, you'll love all the info you get here! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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