Praise Jesus help us Oh Lord... these people are trying to turn my home town into a third world country petty zoo.. Chickens in cabinets, chickens in the yards chickens running down the streets. Next it will be pigs, pigs in the yard pigs in the apartments roasting pigs in the bath tub. Then goats. Holyoke debates whether to let households keep chickens | Massachusetts Local News - MassLive.com HOLYOKE â€“ The City Council on Tuesday opted to table a proposal to establish a new committee that would deal with issues related to changing the city charter. Also, households here would get to keep live chickens under a proposed ordinance the City Council referred to committee in a meeting at City Hall.