New from Medford, MA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CityChickadee, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. CityChickadee

    CityChickadee New Egg

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    I'm brand new to this and no chickens yet! I was wondering if anyone knows if it's legal to have chickens in Medford, MA. I can't seem to find any info. It is in our neighboring town of Somerville.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG], from Mablevale, Arkansas.

    Check with your County Extention Office, they should know.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Your local zoning board should be able to tell you.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, CityChickadee, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! Hope you get the answer you want! Good luck to you!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. nyarasha

    nyarasha New Egg

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    Hi CityChickadee!

    I also moved to Medford recently, and was looking for information on whether urban chicken keeping was legal.

    I got in touch with several Medford city representatives, and have inspired them to draft up an urban hen-keeping permit regulation document, which means we're on the way to making hen-keeping in Medford, MA officially legal!

    If you're still in the area and interested in keeping hens, I'd suggest you talk with the animal control officer and ask for updates, or please offer him any information you may have about local groups / people he can talk to about this. I've already passed on ordinances and laws from Somerville, Arlington, and Boston which are similar.

    I'm really looking forward to following this, and getting everything set up so that I can have hens next year in the spring! (This year is 11 + raised beds, 3 yards worth of gardening / fruit trees, and painting the house exterior, so I have my hands full!)
     
  8. gander007

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    Call your local law enforcement agency and if they cant tell
    you then it must be legal .... [​IMG]
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I sure hope you can get some chickens soon! I can't imagine having to deal with all these laws and sympathize with you guys in the urban areas and all the neighbors and regulations. Keep us posted and enjoy all your adventures!
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, from Araknsas. [​IMG],.
     

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