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post #11 of 14

I live in Wilbraham as well, and have been told the "5 acres" rule. The by-laws are confusing and do not explicitly state that chickens are considered livestock or for agriculture. It is very disappointing and I intend to have chickens anyway. I know others who have chickens and have not had any issues.

post #12 of 14
I'm on the Cape so I don't think that I can be of any help. If it was a Mass law, then I would have a say. And, boy, would I!

We just had to rehome a rooster as well, so I understand your frustration. I am glad to know that you were able to place him at the farm that is close to you, though.

Good luck to you!
post #13 of 14

There is a No Crow collar for roosters.  Five acres for chickens is ridicules.  

post #14 of 14

Our neighbor has gone through the same thing. By laws in town need to be changed to allow people to provide for themselves the way they want to.  A garden, chickens, etc should be allowed within reason.  They will not give out a kennel license, though the state requires it.  Some put their properties in 61A so they get a reduction in taxes, though they do not use it for agriculture.  

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