I have read through my town ordinance but I am not sure what I am reading. http://www.ecode360.com/MA0594 I was told on the phone by zoning that I can't have livestock (chickens) unless I have at least 5 acres, but I can't seem to find that spelled out. If anyone out there with an understanding of these things could help me, I would greatly appreciate it. I live in a townhouse community and I am on a really small lot, about 0.06 acres in total including the house, but my backyard is about 40X24 and I think that would be big enough to have 3 hens. I could have them at the back of the yard which would be about 40ft from the neighbors house. Please let me know your thoughts. I am willing to take this to the township council if necessary. Just need to know what I need from them.