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Poultry houses blamed for residents leaving


July 24, 2015, Princess Anne, MD – Thomas Kerchner and his wife, Sherri, are selling their dream home, blaming poultry houses that have sprouted in the area for the move.

Neighbors point to more than 50 chicken houses within a three-mile radius of the Backbone Road corridor, off Peggy Neck Road and close to the Manokin River, one of the state’s most polluted. At least 67 more chicken houses are permitted and in various stages of construction in Somerset County. READ MORE