Backyard chickens in Franklin are okay...for now. According to the New Jersey Herald, a zoning officer received complaints from residents about the animals, which ranged from noisy chickens to a rooster chasing people. So the officer wrote notices to the owners giving them two weeks to remove the chickens.
Franklin Borough has an ordinance that requires residents have a minimum of five acres for poultry, but some locals argued that their chickens are registered emotional support animals. While they mentioned the benefits of chickens, other residents noted the downsides.
The town council decided to put a 90-day moratorium in place on the zoning violations but they still have to come up with a long-term solution.
Read the NJHerald.com story here.