Welcome!

We are a group of citizens from North Andover, MA who worked to get the zoning by-laws changed to allow backyard hens, which passed in May 2013. Our journey started in September 2012, when we hung up flyers and formed a loose coalition of residents who were interested in changing the zoning by-laws. Nine months later, after lots of work, we got our law passed at Town Meeting.

Although our "work" here in North Andover is complete, we continue to maintain this page in order to build a community of like-minded chicken owners, to help disseminate information about chickens, and to provide support for other groups who are looking to similarly change their local laws regarding backyard chickens.