Pensacola Escambia Chicken Keepers (PECK) will hold its inaugural meeting this coming Monday evening, May 5th, at 6:30 pm at the downtown Pensacola branch of the West Florida Public Library located at 239 North Spring Street, Pensacola, FL 32502.
PECK will start out as a discussion group for backyard chicken keepers and will then decide as a group over the coming months what direction the organization should take. All chicken keepers are welcome to attend from experienced to beginner to curious. If you’ve never kept chickens, come find out how easy, interesting and fun it is! We will also be providing information about the rules and regulations for chicken keeping in both the City of Pensacola and Escambia County.
Pensacola has an organic gardening club, a beekeepers association, and now a chicken club. What could be better than that!
Escambia County can now take the stage with The City of Pensacola and countless other communities around the nation. The Board of Commissioners have voted 5 to 0; we can now legally keep chickens in county residential zones.
Thank you, everyone who took the time to contact their commissioners in support of this ordinance change. Also, we would like to extend our thanks to the County Staff who worked with us to make this possible.
Escambia County is once again looking at new rules for chickens at single family homes outside areas zoned rural.
Earlier this year , the commission decided against a new chicken ordinance mostly because the estimated enforcement cost would be too high. But after hearing from pro-chicken groups, the commission decided to delay their official decision to consider options.
We’ve just heard from a planning board representative! A backyard chicken ordinance will be discussed at the April 1 Planning Board meeting at 8:30 AM. We’ve been told they would like our input, so we are going to have to step up with our research. Hold onto your biddies, everyone, ’cause here we go!