Once again, local media has taken up the story, this time NorthEscambia.com has written another article regarding Escambia County considering a new chicken ordinance.
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.
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WEAR ABC 3 News covered the County’s consideration to change the existing ordinances to allow backyard chicken keeping.
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. — Escambia County commissioners are considering enacting some new rules that would allow people in residential areas to keep chickens in their back yards. An ordinance passed last year made it legal to do so in Pensacola. Channel Three’s Joe Douglass has the latest on the backyard chicken push – new at ten.