New Year brings new fowl regulations to North Adams

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – The city of North Adams has made changes to its laws surrounding fowl to go into effect on January 1.

Anyone wishing to own hens within city limits must obtain a permit and abide by several regulations – roosters are not permitted.

The changes include:

Chickens must have a run space of 25-feet per bird

All complaints will be followed by a warning and the second will carry a 50-dollar fine

A third complaint will result in a loss of permit and removal of all birds.

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