Well two years ago i moved to the county of Isle Of Wight Va. Moving from the city and my neighbors having chickens i naturally assumed i could also. So here i go building a Witicha coop and 1/2 way thru i decide to run to Tractor Supply just to look around and educate myself on feed and other misc stuff i would be needing. On the way i decided to call Zoning and just check on the parameters about having back yard chickens. The lady asked for my address and comes back and tells me i am not allowed to have them since i am in a planned community. I was so disappointed and bummed out - all this work for nothing. Well since i had started the coop i decided just to enclose it all and use it as a shed/storage area for all of my other bird (purple martin) supplies. I am still going to see what hoops i need to just thru but she told me there was no way i could get a variance or any other kind of "exception to policy" waver. How can this be? I am out in the county on 1/2 acre, my property backs up to woods and i can't have chickens. Stupid thing is i could move to Portsmouth, Norfolk, or Va Beach and have them. Go figure. Thank you everyone for being so helpful during my brief time on the forum and if something should change i will be back.