Today I've taken the first steps in obtaining backyard chickens in Stone Mountain Georgia. I called the compliance office today and was inform to wait until after January 28th when a SUPPOSEDLY new ordinance will be in place lifting a lot of the restrictions for a person to own chickens in Dekalb County Georgia. Could it be Dekalb County is becoming chicken friendly. If you own min of 10,000 sq You can own chickens. Min space from neighbors property line will be 50 feet. The amount of fenced in chickens one can have is calculated by 25 square feet per bird. Just a few changes I hope I heard right. I can't wait I hope this new ordinance becomes a reality I am starting with 10 - 15 hens. Lucky chickens, we are vegetarians but I can taste them fresh eggs now! Oh our coop's name is "Eggtropolis".