Ok, so, I used this site as a resources but have come up with the fact that we can NOT farm chickens as indicated here, who ever, where ever, etc. The GAAMP piece that is the nail in the coffin is found in:
GAAMP 2012 Site Selection Piece.
You'll get to the part where it says this:
Category 3 Sites: Sites generally not appropriate for new and expanding livestock
New and expanding livestock production facilities should not be constructed in areas
where local zoning does not allow for agriculture uses.
I came to this after contacting the first, my Local Ordinance which lead me to this website, and I had hope :)> Second, Wayne Whitman from the MDA- who seems to be, imo-VERY anti-chicken! Who told me that this website and others like it are basically full of manure about GAAMP and RTFA protection. That lead me to the State Attorney Generals office where I was given this document from Danielle Allison-Yokom
Assistant Attorney General
Environmental, Natural Resources,
and Agriculture Division
525 West Ottawa Street
PO Box 30755
Lansing, Michigan 48909
I am VERY discouraged to say the least. I did have a legislative aide by the name of Adam Delay from my State Senators office say he would look into this more but as it stands now, it seems to be moot. Keeping fingers crossed but this is the 2012 document. Maybe they just did this from all the people wanting chickens and "The Man" is holding us down!!! IDK but it doesn't look good here.
IF ANYONE HAS ACTUAL FACTUAL LEGAL CASES OR RULINGS THIS YEAR THAT CAN HELP OUR CAUSE please, send me the information directly. DReyRose@gmal.com Please, not just opinion but facts here. While I do appreciate what this site has to offer in the way of encouragement, I need facts, docs, links, case info, etc. to win this.