Eminent Domain, Roswell, Georgia and the “Chicken Man” | Off the Grid News

The Grey Enigma

ROSWELL, GA – Andrew Wordes, known around Roswell as the “chicken man,” died in his home this past weekend when it exploded. Wordes had spent years fighting for the right to continue raising chickens on his property. Some say the tragedy was the result of one man’s refusal to obey city ordinances; others believe this was just another case of a municipality making a shameless grab for a private citizen’s land through eminent domain.

Friends believe the ending was almost inevitable, considering the course the local government pursued in constantly harassing Mr. Wordes. He was first cited in 2009 for raising chickens in a residential area. That incident resulted in one judge ruling in the “chicken man’s” favor but a second judge ruling against him.

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One thought on “Eminent Domain, Roswell, Georgia and the “Chicken Man” | Off the Grid News

  1. phoebe53 04/07/2013 / 8:27 PM

    There are far too many cases just like this. You can’t grow your own food in your yard, you can’t collect rain water, you can’t move out to the middle of the desert and be off the grid, you can’t have your own well, you can’t have your own septic etc, they have to own every part of you and tax and regulate every thing you do.

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