On Thursday, Mikulski started a petition drive to gather supporters for those who also want to be able to legally raise chickens in their backyards.
Mikulski said after an April 15 story by Ferndale Patch about Ferndale residents keeping chickens, she started receiving an outpouring of support (as well as numerous media inquiries). But there had been no real way to quantify that. Thus the petition was born.
“The main goal is to not just be able to track support but to also show council that Ferndale wants chickens,” she said.