Am I permitted to keep and raise livestock on my property?
On a parcel of land with more than five acres, all agricultural activities including the boarding and keeping or raising of livestock are allowed as long as all of the activities are in conformance with the definitions and requirements for these activities under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, Section 3.

On a parcel of land with more than two acres, the boarding, keeping, and raising of not more than one horse, goat or sheep, plus its offspring up to one year of age is allowed.

The boarding and raising of other small livestock such as chickens and rabbits for personal domestic use is generally allowed regardless of the size of the property.

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1. Can I operate and run a business out of my home?
2. Can I build a fence on my property line and how high can it be?
3. Am I permitted to keep and raise livestock on my property?