A fowl ordinance: nothing to crow about
Sorry roosters, but you will not be needed to announce sunrise in Virginia.
Monday evening, the Virginia City Council unanimously approved on first reading a domestic fowl ordinance that will prohibit roosters as well as drakes, toms and ganders. Furthermore, a property owner may have no more than eight hens.
The new ordinance will require land owners to obtain a domestic fowl license as well as a building permit to construct a coop. A coop must be at least 25 feet from residential structures other than the fowl ordinance and must be at least six feet from all property lines.