Reading Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
Roosters AllowedNo
Permit RequiredYes
Coop Restrictionsminimum 50 feet from any dwelling; minimum 20 feet from public or private way
City/Organization Contact nameHealth Services Administrator; (781) 942-9061
Additional InformationTown of Reading Board of Health Regulations: 2.4.2 BIRDS AND FOWL: The maximum number of live fowl kept in a hen-house shall be twenty-four (24). Said hen house shall be not less than fifty feet (50) from any dwelling, no less than twenty (20) feet from any public or private way, and no less than fifty feet (50) from an abutter. Live fowl shall be confined at all times and not permitted to run at large. No rooster shall be kept in a residential area within the town limits.
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