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New member from Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rosemerry23, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. rosemerry23

    rosemerry23 New Egg

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    Hi-
    I'm from central Mass, and have had chickens for 5 years. We started with 2 bantoms that we got from a family that needed to relocate their pets and coop because of divorce. Now that coop has moved 2 more times with me, and it houses 7 hens. My hens are getting older, and production has really dwindled. But, now that spring is here, we they lay just enough eggs to keep the fridge full!
    I joined this site becuse I was looking for help/advise. One of my neighbors decided to complain, and now our town health department has given me just 10 days to "relocate" my chickens. The Health Inspector told me that he was unaware of any ordinance against chickens when I inquired 3 years ago (before I bought my house in the town). Now they say that "livestock" is not and has not ever been allowed on any residential lot. I wish I never bought a home in this town, and now I am stuck here. I can't decide if i should fight or give up. I do have a friend in a nearby town that could house my hens with hers.
    Please see my post/reply in the "interpret my ordinace" thread started by Meara.
    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC and good luck with your chickens.
     
  3. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...glad you joined us. Hoping you get to keep your chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Good luck...
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. I do hope everything works out. :thumbsup
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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