Lowell Chicken Laws

Are chickens allowed in Lowell?No
How many chickens can you have?0
Can you have roosters in Lowell?No
Chicken coop placement rules:Not applicable
Application process:Not applicable
More information:Lowell City Code

To raise chickens in Lowell, it’s imperative that you take the time to research and comprehend the rules and regulations associated with this undertaking.

  • Chicken Keeping: The City of Lowell prohibits the keeping of chickens or any other fowl or animal within the city limits, except for pigeons.
  • Licensing: No license is granted for keeping any animal or fowl other than pigeons.
  • Pigeons: There are specific regulations that must be followed to keep pigeons in Lowell:
    • Number: The city allows up to 75 pigeons per residentially zoned area.
    • Coop Requirements: A pigeon must be kept in a coop that is a minimum of 1 square foot. 
    • Distance from Drinking Water: The pigeon coop must be located at least 200 feet away from any source of drinking water.
  • Violations: Violations of the backyard chicken-keeping laws in Lowell have consequences:
    • Keeping animals or fowl other than pigeons may result in a fine.
    • Failure to comply with pigeon licensing requirements may result in a fine.

Over time, the rules governing backyard chickens in cities may change. That’s why it’s important to get in touch with Lowell officials for the most recent information.

See other Massachusetts chicken ordinances.

Last updated: 06/09/2023