Proposed Poultry Regulations

UPDATE: At their Nov. 1st meeting, the Board of Health chose to table this topic to focus on other pressing issues. Thank you all for the interest and feedback so far, any further discussion among the Board on this regulation will be advertised and posted.  If you have any current questions, please contact us at or (508)495-7485.

The Falmouth Health Department is currently considering adopting regulations regarding the keeping of poultry.  As keeping backyard poultry is becoming more popular, the purpose of these regulations is to allow for the keeping of poultry in a manner that prevents nuisance conditions and protects the public health and environment.