In an astounding display of support, Town Meeting members in Arlington voted last night to allow for the keeping of up to 6 hens (with plenty of restrictions) in Backyards in Arlington!!!! Whooo hooo! More details here: http://backyardchicks.com, with more to come after this weekend!
I live in a semi-urban area outside of Boston, MA that is zoned for 2 and 3 family homes (in USDA zone 6). Fortunately, my upstairs neighbors don't care what I do with the yard... I'm filling it up with beautiful, edible native plants! And a veggie garden!