Elizabeth Purdy raises chickens like Henrietta for eggs at her home in Charlottesville. The city code says nothing about how many roosters or hens a resident may possess. Albemarle, however, prohibits raising chickens in the county’s more heavily populated areas.
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:00 pm
Updated: 12:22 pm, Mon Nov 26, 2012.
Alexander “A.J.” Miller bought the chickens to teach his son about sustainability. His Albemarle County neighbors complained about the sustained stench.
Now Miller is going to court to fight to keep his dozen cluckers after being ordered to get rid of them. It’s the kind of clash that’s becoming more common as the phenomenon of urban chicken-raising grows.
Sunday, November 25, 2012 10:00 pm.
Updated: 12:22 pm.