Virginia government prosecutes homeowner with criminal charges for backyard chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Vargas GIRLS, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Vargas GIRLS

    Vargas GIRLS New Egg

    Jun 26, 2012
    Centennial, Colorado



    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."

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

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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  2. Benjamin B

    Benjamin B Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2013
    South East, Virginia
  3. jmarie

    jmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2012
    Hampton, VA
    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

    May 26, 2009
    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

    Jun 10, 2013
    Yakima, WA
    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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