Chickens in the city of Shelbyville are not considered "domestic pets."
Shelbyville City Council amended an existing ordinance Thursday relating to the keeping of animals in the city limits to define better which animals are considered "domestic pets."
That more specific list includes domestic dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, hamster, gerbil and ferret. The proposed list originally included mouse, rat and reptile, but the council decided to scratch those from the list.
Chickens were never on it.