Plans have been unveiled for a poultry unit to be built in the Shropshire countryside housing more than 17,000 birds.
The barn egg unit has been proposed at Honeydene in Diddlebury, in the Corvedale, near Craven Arms, and will be home to 16,000 laying hens and 1,200 cockerels.
It is part of a bid by sheep and cattle farmer Christopher Morgan to diversify and plans have been lodged with Shropshire Council. It is hoped one job will be created.
Ian Pick, specialist agricultural and rural planning consultant, said the unit would operate on a 60-week production cycle. Measures have also been proposed to reduce the impact of noise and smell and to prevent any rodent infestation.
Members of the public have until November 13 to comment and Shropshire Council hopes to make a decision in the new year.