I live in Easthampton, MA and have had chickens for over a year. I went to the town hall before I got them and checked out the local ordinances and was told by the guy in the building and planning division that I was ok to have chickens based on my zoning, no roosters, but chickens were ok. Yesterday town building inspector walked up to my back fence and told me they all have to be gone by April 5 because I'm zoned Industrial and I'm not allowed to have them. I told him a guy from his office told me I was good, even described the room I was standing in and he said that was his office but I must have been in while he was out for hip surgery and whoever was there gave me misinformation, sorry, chickens have to go. Went to town hall, looked at the zoning map and I am zoned residential on the map, but all the computers in town hall say I'm industrial. Same guy who was here yesterday said that the map is wrong, his computer is right and the chickens have to be gone by April 5. I tried to file to get in front of the zoning and planning committee to ask them to change the ordinances or something, town clerk says I can't do that until I get the zoning issue cleared up. They have me chasing my tail here and I don't know what to do next. Anybody have any ideas at all where I could even start? The reason that the guy says he came out now is because one of my neighbors complained that one of my chickens was in his yard, but I'm not sure I buy that. The town clerk told me she's had a number of people in there this week with the same issue, so I think it's the town just trying to get rid of the chickens.