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Industrial Chicken House Could Be Coming to Salisbury Area

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Wicomico County could see the largest chicken operation to be built in the area just outside of Salisbury.

It would contain 13 poultry houses and would be located near Naylor Mill and North West roads to the northwest of the town.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the proposal has environmentalists rallying for a fight against the project.

They say it’s just part of a major move toward large poultry operations that began in Accomack and Somerset counties.

The paper reports that the erosion application says the farm runoff would go into Owens Branch which flows into the Wicomico River.

Erosion and sediment control application was filed in November by Zulfiqar Ahmed of Ashburn, Virginia.

His son, Basit, told the paper that they chose the 63 acre site because it was near Salisbury and its infrastructure.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.