County to avoid entering chicken fight
— Despite vocal calls from concerned citizens opposing a planned chicken farm in the Zion area, county officials do not appear poised to intervene in the project, which is currently properly zoned and permitted.
Officials from Perdue Foods defended their company standards for chicken raising operations Tuesday in a meeting with the Cecil County Council in the wake of long discussions with neighboring residents to four new chicken houses off England Creamery Road at meetings last week.
Opponents have brought the issue to the attention of elected officials in recent weeks, hoping to stop Galen and Crystal Horst from converting their 220-acre dairy farm into an organic poultry farm raising chickens for Perdue, based on health concerns and potential loss of property values.
Despite increasing pressure from opponents, county officials continue to weigh their options.
“At this point, we are not considering any changes,” County Executive Tari Moore said Thursday, noting that this process is underway and any action