Hampton Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Hampton?Yes
How many chickens can you have?Up to 6
Can you have roosters in Hampton?No
Chicken coop placement rules:No rule specified (check with city)
Application process:A permit is required
More information: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: 4/24/24