The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb Zoning Family gets exception for backyard chickens

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Jun

The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb Zoning Family gets exception for backyard chickens

MARIETTA — On Tuesday, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners granted the first exception for backyard chickens to be raised on a small residential lot by an Austell family.

Jeremy Rzentkowski told the board his wife and two children want to own two hens that can provide them with fresh eggs. It’s part of what he called the “pets with a purpose” movement.

Rzentkowski lives on Sutterlee Woods Lane in a small yellow home on a residential court off of Hill Crest Drive near Six Flags.

Although the property is less than a quarter-acre lot, with a slight hill and little vegetation, the county code allows a pathway for residents who live on less than 2 acres to have hens.

In February, the Board of Commissioners decided to allow small lots to contain one hen per 5,000 square feet, with no roosters, on a case-by-case basis.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb Zoning Family gets exception for backyard chickens.

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