Backyard Chickens Seek Stay
Friday, Cobb County Code Enforcement told the Pond family that they have five business days to remove the hens off their property. The Ponds' will ask Commissioners for inclusion on the January docket at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.
All is not well in the chicken coop.
Despite repeated attempts, Joseph Pond has not been able to get a county variance change so that his family can keep their backyard chickens.
Last week Judge Juanita Stedman dismissed Pond's civil suit against Cobb County government because he failed to serve the offices within five days, per the law.
On Friday, Cobb County Code Enforcement visited Pond's home before he received the Court Order and told him that he has five business days to remove the hens.
"I have found a beginner backyard chicken guy in East Point that is going to re-home most of my hens. While I had many generous offers to take in my girls, it makes me feel good to help out a fellow backyard chicken supporter. Since East Point is more progressive than Cobb County, the girls will be safe and legal there," Pond told Northeast Cobb Patch in a statement.
At Tuesday's Cobb County Board of Commissioners meeting, The Cobb County Board of Community Development is set to discuss with Commissioners a proposal by Pond and The Backyard Chickens Alliance of Cobb County for inclusion on the January docket. Commissioners will vote on the inclusion.
Pond will find a foster home for his Silkie and Polish chickens until he can get the law changed, he said.
If Pond does not remove the chickens from his property he faces a $1,000 fine.