Virginia government prosecutes homeowner with criminal charges for backyard chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by Vargas GIRLS, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Vargas GIRLS

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    Monday, March 18, 2013 by: Summer Tierney

    "onerous regulations that render otherwise law-abiding individuals as criminals simply for attempting to grow or raise their own food in a sustainable manner."

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039538_backyard_chickens_homeowners_government_intrusion.html#ixzz2O7GkVpZc

    http://www.naturalnews.com/039538_backyard_chickens_homeowners_government_intrusion.html

    Backyard chickens criminal ?! Today Tracy Gugal-Okroy, tomorrow maybe YOU !!

    Love to hear our communities feed-back and suggestions. Or members suggestion for actions...

    http://www.virginiabeachchickenoutlaw.com/

    The Vargas GIRLS
     
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  2. Benjamin B

    Benjamin B Out Of The Brooder

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  3. jmarie

    jmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not illegal to have chickens, however they currently have a large setback but no limit on chickens or roosters as long you dont get smell or noise complaints
     
  4. chickortreat

    chickortreat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder how often this type event would occur if said "official" had to stand on his own two feet while "enforcing" his Gestapo garbage. I figure it would be nipped in the bud if they didn't have other minions in their corner to back them up. Five minutes of whack-a-mole with a pick handle and he'd find a real job.
     
  5. Ohgrr

    Ohgrr Out Of The Brooder

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    I can kind of see the town's point of view. Even if she is St. Chicken Cleaner and manages to keep 22 chickens in town with no complaints it then sets a dangerous precedent for people with 8,000 sq lots having an entire farm and not taking care of it. If she only had a half dozen chooks I wonder if they would have taken as much offense.
     
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  6. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Free ranging 22 hens in a backyard in town? No wonder the Zoning Board went after her.

    I tire of the "Chicken Owner Right, Everyone Else Wrong" mentality. This chicken owner is clearly in the wrong and is a nuisance to her neighbor by ignoring the zoning regulations.
     
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