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MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A new chicken ordinance will soon be flying into Monroe County, after supervisors voted it down last month.

The proposal was brought up again Monday night, December 4, by one of the supervisors.

Monroe County Supervisors voted 4-1 to change the current chicken industry ordinance and adopt a new one.

The new rules will double the required distance between chicken houses and homes or businesses, beyond what is required by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Chicken houses now have to be 1200 feet from a dwelling and 300 feet from property line.

The proposal first came up for discussion after residents had concerns about more chicken houses popping up and growing in the area.

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