A reader's question answered.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Faith Mayer
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Some folks want laptops for the holidays others want chickens. Yesterday, a reader asked us if we could find the current rules in town regarding owning chickens. The reader is interested in chickens for eggs. Happily, we found the answer. "The answer is yes, but as with anything there are qualifications," said Board of Health Director Ethan Mascoop. "You will need to obtain a permit for any number of chickens by filling out an application and appearing before the board of health at one of their meetings. No roosters are allowed; however, due to the noise." Mascoop went on to say that they receive a large number of requests for chickens in the course of the year. "Chickens are in," he quipped. Keep in mind that every town is different so …
Sweet Meadow Food & Grain wants a permit to keep 200 chickens at 225 Arlington St.
Sweet Meadow Food & Grain wants a permit to keep 200 chickens at 225 Arlington St. Earlier this week, the Framingham Board of Health and the town's animal contriol officers table the company's permit request until June to give both time to do a site visit. Board of Health Director Ethan Mascoop told the petitioner Monday night that he went to the property earlier that day and had a hard time "finding" the exact location of the property. The area is in a relatively small industrial block at the end of Arlington St., with houses on one side and the railroad on the other. Only one neighbor, a small business owner who was not present at Monday night's meeting, expressed concern about the smell. 225 Arlington St is the former Fabric Place HQ …