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Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance

December 26th 2018

Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2018) Holly Township, MI- The Holly Township Board of Trustees is expected to vote on removing lot restrictions from the ordinance regulating Class III farm animals, including ducks, chickens, and rabbits. Currently residents with lots that are less than 2.5 acres […]

Ferndale Garden Club Presentation on Urban Chickens Oct. 11

September 14th 2018

Ferndale Garden Club Presentation on Urban Chickens Oct. 11 Ferndale, MI – Ferndale Garden Club:  Presentation on “Urban Chickens in the Garden”.  Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7 p.m. at Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois.  Guests are welcome.  For more information, call 248-541-6427. ****** Visit the Event Page for other fun and educational things to do! […]

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp.

September 4th 2018

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp. (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2018) Holly Twp, MI- The Holly Township Planning Commission is considering regulations for dumpsters, backyard chickens, and wind turbines.  Each discussion is still in the early stages, with staff working on research and drafting of ordinances.  And each will have […]

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand?

August 3rd 2017

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Jackson Clementz loves his chickens.  The five year old spends time chasing and petting the three black New England Reds and three Red Sex Links that live in a pen in his grandfather’s backyard in Holly. […]

Council to Vote on Chicken Coops

September 15th 2011

The City of Ferndale Planning Commission voted unanimously to send a recommendation to council. The recommendation includes a permitting process and several stipulations, like that structures must be made out of durable materials and that a homeowner must pass a site inspection before receiving a permit. Coops could only be in the backyard and they must have all feed in sealed containers to discourage rodents.

Transition Ferndale Update, Plus Upcoming Green Events

September 8th 2011

All the above events can be found on the calendar page on the Transition Ferndale blog: http://transitionferndale.wordpress.com/

Transition Ferndale on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Ferndale/204349026262192

The Chicken Petition

May 12th 2011

Laura Mikulski’s crusade continues. On April 19 we brought you news of a young Ferndalian hoping to raise chickens in her backyard. …Now she is asking interested residents to sign an online petition asking for a change in the ordinance which would allow coops to be built near homes. (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/support-backyard-chickens-in-ferndale/)….