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This group is for anyone interested in keeping chickens, rabbits, ginea pigs, quail, guinea fowl, etc in the Valley of the Sun. Come join us and share your knowledge. Urban Micro Livestock Rules!

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Chicken Resources - Phoenix Area

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Local Chicken-Afflilated Stores:
Local sources of baby chicks, chicken feed, and supplies. Feed stores that are known to carry organic feed have asterisks (**), though it's always best to call and confirm beforehand:

Noble Beast**
(602) 265-4223 • 1005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014

Western Ranchman**
(602) 992-3410 • 16028 N. 32nd St (N. of Greenway), Phoenix, AZ 85032

*NEW* Western Ranchman carries AZ made Treadle Feeders for only $60!

Pratt’s Pets**
(623) 939-3326 • 5237 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301

Aden’s Hay Oasis**
(480) 988-5015 • 18206 E. Williams Field Road, Higley, AZ

Stock Shop**
(623) 487-9277 • 6615 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale, AZ 85306

Tempe Feed & Tack
(480) 966-3884 • 1041 W. University Dr. (W. of Mill Ave) , Tempe, AZ 85281

Gordon’s Feed & Seed
(602) 276-8894 • 600 W. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85041

Ray’s Feed Store
(602) 243-0188 • 643 W. Baseline, Phoenix, AZ 85041

The Feed Barn** AKA The Feed Lot
(623) 582-1147 • 2428 W. Lone Cactus Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Mesa Feed Barn
(480) 969-9704 • 240 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85210

Scottsdale Livestock Supply
(480) 998-1860‎ • 7501 E Redfield Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-3403

Higley Feed
(480) 988-2419 • 3091 East Williamsfield Road • Higley, AZ 85236

Internet Resources:
www.valleypermaculturealliance.org (you are here, join the “micro livestock” group!)
www.backyardchickens.com this is a HUGE forum—a great place to get questions answered!
www.feathersite.com (Click on ‘the poultry page’- great for images of different breeds)
Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access, an ATTRA publication: http://attra.cnat.org

Good Books about Chickens:
Fowl Play by Rachel Bess
The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow
Raising Poultry the Modern Way by Leonard S. Mercia
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow
Chickens in Your Backyard by Rick and Gail Luttmann
Chicken Tractor by Andy Lee

***Plans for building a Treadle Feeder***


*New* Don't want to build your own treadle feeder? They are now available at Western Ranchman for only $60. Made in AZ by a VPA member!

 

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Discussion Forum

Local eggs - Animal Welfare Approved 3 Replies

Hi,I'm looking for some local eggs that are Animal Welfare Approved or with the same standard but not certified. Basically, this means that they are not kept in cages, their beaks are not cut, they…Continue

Tags: range, chickens, eggs

Started by Patricia Ewanski. Last reply by Sheri Schmeckpeper Jun 24.

Any Silkies available? 7 Replies

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Started by Mandy Fitch. Last reply by Dawn Upton Jun 3.

Loving Rooster Needs New Home

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Started by Joanna Rothwell Jun 1.

Parasites in compost pile. 7 Replies

All my chicken waste and wood chips currently go straight into the compost bin. Could anyone please tell me that if my chickens have any parasites or worms, will this be harmful? Once fully composted…Continue

Started by Carol Duffell. Last reply by Carol Duffell May 13.

Silkie Roo

I don't seem to have good luck with Silkies - I keep getting roos. I now have 3 and need to rehome 1 of the fellows. He was born in March 2014.  az.kricket@gmail.com…Continue

Started by Marion Kupper Feb 24.

Poisonous Vine or Friend for Summer Heat 2 Replies

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Started by Caren Malleck. Last reply by rafael evangel Feb 12.

Quail advise please 3 Replies

Hello - I've been doing bunches of research on raising Cortunix quail for egg production. I haven't decided if I'm jumping in as I want to make a well thought out and informed decision. A few…Continue

Started by Kristi. Last reply by Silvia Messmer Jan 14.

Need a broody hen? Free 4 Replies

I have a BO that hatched in march of this year and started laying in August. This is the third time she's gone broody since then!!! She lays beautiful eggs when not broody. I'm not interested in…Continue

Started by Doris Stipek. Last reply by Doris Stipek Dec 26, 2014.

"Chicken Zoning" near North of Shea & East of 51HWY 3 Replies

I am purchasing a new property near Shea and 51st HWY.Can anyone advise on zoning and rules for keeping chicken in this are?No HOA and about 10,000SF lot.I know many of you live near the area and…Continue

Started by Andrew Song. Last reply by Kari Spencer Dec 23, 2014.

This gal needs to re-home her chickens 3 Replies

Hi Folks,Anne posted over on the new forum and no one has answered her, so I thought I would re-post here as long as I can :-)…Continue

Started by Catherine, The Herb Lady. Last reply by jaimee corbet Dec 22, 2014.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats - GIVE YOUR KID A KID FOR CHRISTMAS

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Started by LucyAnne Pastor Dec 12, 2014.

Any Extra Wire 5 Replies

Looking for approx. 100 feet of chicken wire or the like out in the west valley. Craig's list doesn't have many options right now.

Started by Chad. Last reply by MaryMcP Dec 9, 2014.

chickens and fertilizer 5 Replies

I have had chickens for 4 years now (nope, not getting so many eggs anymore but that's the way it goes). I used to have such a lovely rose garden in the back yard and used commercial fertilizers.…Continue

Tags: roses, fertilizer, chickens

Started by jeanette. Last reply by LucyAnne Pastor Dec 5, 2014.

What is happening to my chicken?? 2 Replies

I noticed this on two of my hens today.  What is happening??…Continue

Started by Kelly Liston. Last reply by LucyAnne Pastor Dec 5, 2014.

Irrigation 6 Replies

I am doing my homework on possibly starting my own flock. I have a question that I can't seem to find any info on. I am on an irrigated lot in central Phoenix. My question is about mud control. I…Continue

Started by Tim Nacke. Last reply by Tim Nacke Dec 5, 2014.

Spring has sprung and baby goaties are here! 7 Replies

Just wanted to share photos of our new little Mini Nubian babies!  Three doelings, yay!!…Continue

Started by Carrie. Last reply by Carrie Dec 5, 2014.

Egg Cartons

I have WAY to many egg cartons that people have been giving me since I've had my ladies. I'd like to give them away or trade for... whatever. Doesn't matter to me. I'd just like these to get some…Continue

Started by Bob Snodgrass Dec 2, 2014.

free 4 year old hens 4 Replies

My 3 hens are no longer laying. They have had a fine life, a nice sized coop, organic feed, plenty of pre-composted fruit & veggie bits from our gardens, yard time every day to run around,…Continue

Tags: go, to, chickens

Started by jeanette. Last reply by Doris Stipek Nov 24, 2014.

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I am trying the deep litter method and everything I read says the trick is to have it be very dry. So If you are planning on misting the chickens some in the summer does this mean you shouldn't use…Continue

Started by Roxanne F. Last reply by Andrew Greaves Nov 23, 2014.

How High Should Roosting Bar Be? 5 Replies

Our chicks are now 7 weeks old and moved into their coop. As advised in Rachel's book, we installed a roosting bar up higher than the nesting boxes but have not seen them attempting to use it yet. …Continue

Started by Kelly Stephens. Last reply by Andrew Greaves Nov 23, 2014.

 

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