Springfield Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

By LarryPQ · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. LarryPQ
    Springfield Massachusetts Chicken Ordinance

    Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYes
    Roosters AllowedYes
    Permit RequiredNo
    Coop RestrictionsProximity, sanitation, noise, zoning restrictions apply.
    City/Organization Contact nameSpringfield City Hall 36 Court Street Springfield, MA 01103 (map) Phone: 311 or 413.736.3111 TTY: 413.787.6641 Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m.-4:30 .p.m.
    Additional InformationWhile the zoning ordinances are silent on the keeping of poultry on residential properties, it does define a chicken as NOT a \\\"Domestic Animal. Any animal that is kept for personal use or enjoyment within the home provided that such creatures are not kept to supplement food supplies or are used for any commercial purposes whatsoever other than offering for sale one litter, brood or offspring of a household pet domiciled on the premises. A domestic animal shall include but is not limited to dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles. A domestic animal does not include farm animals such as horses, ponies, cows, pigs, chickens, roosters, goats, or sheep. Therefore, house chickens would be illegal in Springfield, MA.
    Link for more Informationhttp://www.springfieldcityhall.com/ordinances/
    Information Last Updated2010-04-29 23:58:19

    NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you proceed with raising chickens. You can read more info about checking local laws here..

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