Chicken Houses Get Airing in Somerset County

Nov 6, 2015

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Last night a Somerset County Planning and Zoning hearing got an earful about concerns over the increasing number of chicken houses in the region.

WBOC reports that residents from Princess Anne called on the county commissioners to deal with issues ranging from noise and pollution to traffic and smells among other things.

A number of residents complained that they have been overrun by the chicken houses endangering their property values.

Princess Anne’s Kirkland Hall, a former president of the Somerset County branch of the NAACP described the increase as “astronomical”.

He wants the poultry farmers to spread out the sites where the chicken houses are built on the Eastern Shore.