An area realtor put a query about "free-range" chicken processing. A vacant sewing plant adjacent to mostly residential areas with 24000 SF has his interest. Clients want to set up to process birds from small producers whose birds "run free" and roost in wheeled "coops" that are closed and hauled to processor when birds are grown. Subject parcel's zone category includes "materials" processing, but don't think animals are implied.
I assured him that the use proposal would undergo public hearing and would likely require rezoning, conditional use, or both.
Anyone here have experience with similar "New Age" food production operations?