Amesbury, MA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by aclee, May 18, 2010.

  1. aclee

    aclee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2010
    Amesbury, MA
    The building inspector just came and said the chickens must go. When I asked if I could challenge it, he at first said no, it was zoning there was nothing to challenge, but when I pushed he said he could send me an offical letter and it would have information on an appeal process if I wanted to do that. Ummm...Yeah I want to do that.

    So, any suggestions on my next steps? I have a list of all the towns in MA that do allow chickens I think, what else should I include? I will do some pictures of my coop etc.

    We are going to put up a new fence tonight so no one can see any of the chickens...we have chainlink on one side now and we're going to replace that with stockade I guess...maybe that will help...
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    I saw your post about the problem over in the Crazy 24hr thread. How much property do you have? One thing about it, him sending formal paperwork, etc., will stall for time and allow the meat birds to probably grow on out. Did he say if someone had complained about the chickens? If I understand it right (according to your signature line), you've had chickens since January? I'd work on getting the meaties on to freezer camp. Do you have a rooster...that crows? You might do a search for "Right to Farm Act" and study up on it, if I'm not mistaken MA has this. It might give you some ammo.

    Well, if nothing else, maybe my message gave you a little bump. [​IMG]

    Best wishes on your situation, hang tight!
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
  4. duprasi

    duprasi New Egg

    May 21, 2010 said that chickens are allowed in Worcester ,MA but they are not! I would check the other towns that said yes to chickens!
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Find out the process to get a variance.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!

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