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Apr 14, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
In the past decades, most cities have outlawed keeping livestock. Right now there's a trend underway to overturn those laws so that urban folks can have a few hens (most places keep roosters illegal because of the noise), a beehive, or even small-breed goats.

In my city, there's a small but very vocal group trying to get bees and hens legalized. Here are a couple articles:

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/03/norfolk-woman-pecks-away-ban...

http://www.altdaily.com/blogs/food-blogs/dish-blogs/the-beeā...

[For the record, I'm not Ms. Bird, despite our shared initials.]

What are the laws in your city? If you don't know and want to, a couple of good resources:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/laws/search.php

http://www.municode.com/library/Library.aspx
(local law database: it's rather dense, but is the most authoritative source short of a trip to city hall)

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