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Poultry Ordinances for Sturbridge, MA

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by bestponymilo, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. bestponymilo

    bestponymilo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know offhand what the poultry rules are for Sturbridge?

    (or goaties, or horses? LOL)

    I have the question into the zoning dept as well, but I thought this might get a faster response :)
     
  2. PrettyCoy

    PrettyCoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a quick look through the online zoning laws and it appears to say that farming is allowed as long as your property is greater than 5 acres. I didn't see anything specifically about poultry or even pets. However, Sturbridge has a permissive bylaw (if it isn't listed as permitted use, it is prohibited by default).

    Good luck, I hope you get some answers from zoning and you can get some chickens!
     
  3. adarc

    adarc New Egg

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    Did you ever get an answer from Sturbridge? I'd love to have chickens too, but only have 2 acres.
     
  4. bestponymilo

    bestponymilo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there!
    5 acres is the minimum for any farming--which includes the keeping/raising of poultry. You can apply for permission to keep poultry though, by going to the agricultural commission.
     

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