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Micro Livestock

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

Rhode Island Red Rooster needs a home

I bought 2 'hens' from my daughters school and one ended up a Rooster. They are not allowed in Tempe so if someone would like this beautiful crowing boy he is yours. He is less than a year old. thanksContinue

Started by Kathleen Tucker 16 hours ago.

paralized ducks 2 Replies

My neighbor has had three ducks now that have temporarily lost use of one or both legs.  They return to normal after 2 or three days.  Any ideas what is causing this?Continue

Tags: ducks

Started by jaimee corbet. Last reply by jaimee corbet Aug 29.

Chicken Plucker 6 Replies

Hi All just want to remind you that I have a chicken plucker available for those that may be starting or finishing their flock of meat chickens. We built ours about a year ago and so far have…Continue

Tags: process, meat, chickens

Started by Vanessa Rice. Last reply by Kelly Liston Jul 18.

3 free hens Peoria 1 Reply

Hello all, we are down to 3 hens and although it's been a good run I don't think I can manage this summer. We are expecting our first baby next week and with c-section recovery and other issues I'm…Continue

Started by Sarah Rudolph. Last reply by Dawn Upton Jun 9.

Buy, sell, share local app. 2 Replies

Hello,I live in Chandler, new the VPA and I am very passionate about eating local foods. I am a certified health coach and have learned through years of studying that the best way to get the most…Continue

Tags: farms, backyard, chickens, eggs

Started by Kerry Audisho. Last reply by Kerry Audisho May 16.

Need to Rehome a Rooster- Ameracauna

Free rooster- just started crowing a few days ago... I cannot keep him - I have a good number of hens but do not want to upset my neighbors.Free, must bring something to take him home in - a box or…Continue

Tags: chickens, crow, beautiful, coop, roost

Started by Michael Napieralski Apr 29.

Feeding chickens 3 Replies

I'm so excited I am finally moving to a house where I can have chickens! So I have some time to plan this (we won't be moving before May) but I really want to feed the chickens entirely from what I…Continue

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Michelle Feb 11.

Bees and kids? 2 Replies

Another question...I want to keep bees as well, but my husband thinks it is a bad idea since we have young children (5, 3, and almost 1). We have a 1/4 acre (he says we can have bees when we upgrade…Continue

Started by Michelle. Last reply by Michelle Feb 11.

Rehoming my Mealworms - Any Takers? 5 Replies

Hi All, I'm looking to rehome my mealworms.  I have a large plastic tote that they are kept in that fits under a bed that is approximately 6" tall  and 18 x 33".  They have been fed with wheat bran,…Continue

Started by Liz & Dan. Last reply by Liz & Dan Feb 2.

Three laying hens looking for a new home 1 Reply

We have three chicks that are super nice and friendly. They are about three years old and they are typically great layers. They have been fed organic all their lives so they are super healthy. As you…Continue

Started by Lonny. Last reply by Lonny Jan 14.

What do you feed a rooster...

I have a little bantam rooster. I don't know what type of breed he is...  His name is Stewart and we've had him less than a year.  I don't think, based on a bit of research, that he needs to be…Continue

Tags: feed, rooster, free

Started by Cassandra Dec 16, 2015.

3 Hens available - Free! 4 Replies

I am giving away 3 hens, approximately 3 years old, one white leghorn and two red stars. The white leghorn and one of the red stars are laying. The other red star is not laying. I'm fine with someone…Continue

Started by Renee Zuck. Last reply by Stacy Fischer Nov 22, 2015.

BAWK all about it – it's the 7th annual Tour de Coops!

Coming up next Saturday, November 14! The 7th Annual Tour de Coops!…Continue

Started by Volunteer Manager Nov 5, 2015.

Where to purchase quail?? 1 Reply

I have a lovley coop all ready for some new guests.  I am in need of 5 to 7 quail hens.  Where is the best place to get them?Continue

Started by Mary Gillespie. Last reply by Kristi Sep 5, 2015.

Dead Chickens 9 Replies

I have lost two hens in the past two days. The remaining hens all are acting normal as were the two that passed. I looked at the bodies and could find nothing out of the ordinary. Has anyone had…Continue

Started by Chad. Last reply by dj griffith Jul 20, 2015.

Broody hen 2 Replies

One of my Marans has gone broody. I have tried just shutting her out of the coop but when the others want to go in to lay it gets difficult. I put her in a wire crate but can't remove the plastic…Continue

Started by Carol Duffell. Last reply by Doris Jul 8, 2015.

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, 2015.

Any Silkies available? 7 Replies

I have a soft spot for silkies!  I'd like three or four pullets or young hens but I can't seem to find any! I'm in Scottsdale but clearly I will have to travel.Anyone?Continue

Started by Mandy Fitch. Last reply by Dawn Upton Jun 3, 2015.

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, 2015.

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, 2015.

 

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