Maryland county considers poultry house regulations
Proposed county bill would limit the number of poultry barns allowed on a farm, require a buffer of vegetation
The County commission in Worcester County, Maryland, has proposed a set of regulations concerning poultry farms in the county.
Under the proposed County Bill 17-3, poultry operations would be limited to eight chicken houses per parcel of land, establish a setback of 200 feet from any adjacent property and require a buffer of vegetation surround any poultry farms.
Worcester County is Maryland’s easternmost county, located within the Delmarva Peninsula.
Commissioners introduced the bill on March 21, but has yet to vote on it. The county has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed poultry farm rules on April 25 at the Government Center in Snow Hill, the county seat.
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