A revised animal control ordinance would allow county residents to keep chickens and bees in their backyards, practices that have grown popular but are not supported by current codes.
The issue surfaced last summer when zoning officials cited Wilmington Island resident Bill Lynes for keeping chickens in his backyard. Lynes pointed out that the practice was common and that if he was in violation so was celebrity chef Paula Deen, who crowed about her backyard chickens on her cooking show. Deen was then cited."
Bees, chickens soon to get more legal in Savannah, Chatham
By Mary Landers