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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

    Jan 31, 2007
    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

    Mar 9, 2011
    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

    Feb 18, 2014
    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

    Jan 31, 2007
    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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