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Grady Co. residents concerned about chicken houses

Some residents in Southern Grady County are concerned about chicken houses that may be built in the area. (Source: WALB) Some residents in Southern Grady County are concerned about chicken houses that may be built in the area. (Source: WALB)
Building officials say people who live within 1,500 ft. of the proposed location were given a chance to sign a form saying whether they oppose the facility. (Source: WALB) Building officials say people who live within 1,500 ft. of the proposed location were given a chance to sign a form saying whether they oppose the facility. (Source: WALB)
Larry Ivy, Building Official of Grady County (Source: WALB) Larry Ivy, Building Official of Grady County (Source: WALB)
GRADY CO., GA (WALB) -

Some residents in Southern Grady County are concerned about chicken houses that may be built in the area, they don't want to smell the foul odor.

Building officials say people who live within 1,500 ft. of the proposed location were given a chance to sign a form saying whether they oppose the facility.

If enough residents don't want it, county leaders say the chicken producers will have to find another location.

"South Georgia is a farming community and you gotta have farms and you're going to get odors from farms," said Building official Larry Ivy. "I just think the farmer has gotta go somewhere or we aren't gonna eat."

If the decision is approved, manufacturers plan to build six to twelve houses in Southern Grady county.  

Each house could hold about 25,000 chickens.

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