Good morning! My name is Scott and I reside in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. I'm new to posting in the forum, but not new to learning a wealth of knowledge from it since I first started my flock several years ago. I have a small flock of seven hens. They live in a coop that is nicer and better maintained than most properties in my county. The area in which I live is Pine Grove Township, Pennsylvania. I was drawn to this area due to the beautiful country setting with State Game Lands, farms, fields, a lake, and mountains. The people are friendly; the neighboring town of Pine Grove is quaint. What I didn't know beforehand, and upon recently purchasing my second home in the township, is that chickens aren't permitted on less than three acres according to the Zoning Officer. Upon reading the zoning regulations, it sounds to me that the ordinances outline commercial farming by addressing being allowed to have 2.0 Animal Equivalent Units, which equals 1,000 pounds of animal weight, per acre so long as you have at least three acres. So, I researched, wrote, and submitted a three-page letter to the Township Supervisors outlining why I would hope they'd consider amending the current zoning ordinance to allow the chickens on less than three acres in addition to the benefits that arise from owning a small flock. I received a call informing me that I've been placed on the agenda to speak and address any concerns or questions the Supervisors might have. Also, I was able to enlist the support of the local Feed Mill owner whose business and livelihood would be negatively impacted if the current ordinance is enforced. Since the area has a longstanding agricultural history, including 4H and FFA participation by the youth in our school district, it is my hope those of us who enjoy being more self-sustainable but can't afford a farm will be afforded this opportunity through proactive change by our leaders. I'll update after the meeting. In the meantime, if there are any suggestions any of you may have, feel free to list them.