|Are chickens allowed in Hampton?
|How many chickens can you have?
|Up to 6
|Can you have roosters in Hampton?
|Chicken coop placement rules:
|No rule specified (check with city)
|A permit is required
|Hampton City Code
Discover the necessary dos and don’ts for raising chickens in Hampton:
- Number of Chickens: Residents can keep up to six (6) chickens on lots with a single-family residence as the primary use.
- Only hens are permitted, and roosters are not allowed.
- Sanitary Conditions: Chickens must be kept hygienic at all times. Coops must be cleaned regularly to prevent perceptible odors at the property boundaries.
- Feed Storage: All feed for the chickens must be kept in a secure container or location to prevent the attraction of rodents and other animals.
- No Slaughter: Slaughtering chickens for consumption or other purposes is not allowed as part of this use.
- Permit Requirement: Anyone interested in keeping chickens must obtain a permit. Applications for the permit can be obtained from the Treasurer of the City of Hampton. A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is required.
The rules governing backyard chickens in Hampton may evolve. Stay informed and contact local officials for the latest information.
See other Virginia chicken ordinances.
Last updated: 11/26/2023