Does anyone know the specific laws in Waltham? I have heard that it is legal to keep chickens in Waltham if you have 2 acres of land. This seems absurd to me as there aren't any areas of the city that have 2 acre properties. There is an historical farm site in the city that raises sheep, goats, and chickens, so I know it is done (it obviously has more than 2 acres). I am buying a new house there and I dont know if my neighbors would be amenable to the idea and am reluctant to ask in case they say no. Is it possible to keep chickens quiet enough that the neighbors wont notice? I only want a few hens and I have over a half acre of land (which is alot for the area).