Ruffled Feathers in Walton County
Being able to keep backyard chickens as pets has become very common these days. They are no longer known just as a food source, they are becoming part of our families. I have 12 hens that have done just that, become part of my family. I was unaware that I was breaking any type of ordinance, that is, until I recieved the notice at my home that I was in violation, and given 12 days to rehome my girls.
If you feel a person should be able to raise backyard chickens, in a responsible manner, please sign this petition.There simply has to be more folks like me out there! I live in a rural section of Walton county, Georgia. With our current "R1" zoning, it doesn't matter the acreage you may have. If you have 10 acres and zoned R1, you could lose your right to keep your chickens. This NEEDS TO CHANGE! We as a community need to come together on this and see a change in the zoning. From pets, to having fresh eggs for our familes, we should be able to choose if we want to have chickens. It should not be determined by a "broad" rule set by the county, we should have an option.