VA Beach woman ticketed for having chickens.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by kitmarlowescot2, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kitmarlowescot2

    kitmarlowescot2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live near VA Beach, VA and I dont' know if anyone from our area has been following this case on backyardchickens.com . But apparently she is fighting the laws against keeping poultry in the city by saying that her 24 chickens are companion animals and are pets. That she is not trying to set up a slaughter house in the city. If anyone is interested or from Hampton Roads, VA and thinking about getting chickens I thought they like to hear about this battle.
    http://www.wvec.com/my-city/vabeach/beach-chicken-fight-180184561.html

    Back in July she got Andy Schneider who does a radio talk show about the "Backyard Chicken Movement" to come to talk about the Backyard chicken movement.
    http://www.wvec.com/home/Virginia-Beach-woman-fights-to-keep-chickens-161733345.html
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. CovertChickOps

    CovertChickOps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Chespeake group "4 Chesapeake Hens" just got the city to pass the ordinance allowing six penned laying hens per yard city-wide. Hopefully that is a trend that will carry over to Va Beach. I guess the group will need to change their name to "6 Chesapeake Hens"!
     

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