I called the local village office to find out if it was legal to keep chickens and I was told no. I decided to speak with the code enforcer, who then told me there was no such ordinance on the books stating this. The village office still states chickens are not allowed, because they are not domestic animals, they are barnyard animals - not my opinion, theirs. The ordinance states this: The keeping of small, non dangerous domestic animals, insects, reptiles, fish, or birds, but only for the personal enjoyment or household use and not as a business. This does not include commercial or private animal kennels. They also have the definition of domestic animal. Non dangerous docile household pets that have been adapted to life in intimate association with and to the advantage of humans. Now, call me mean but I have the oddest feeling the village office hired the village idiot to interpret that for me. Am I legally wrong in thinking chickens are not prohibited? HELP!