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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

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 on Thursday.

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 on Thursday.

Nice Roosters Needed For My Girls 2 Replies

I am in need of 2 roosters.  I have 19 happy, loving girls and I need 2 boys to take care of them.  They will be loved, well cared for and spoiled.  They will be free range.  I live on acreage in a…Continue

Started by Joanna Rothwell. Last reply by Joanna Rothwell Feb 3.

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.

Poisonous Vine or Friend for Summer Heat 2 Replies

I have received some Jicama seeds (Pachyrhizus erosus) and thought they would be beautiful for shading the girls coop. My research shows the leaves, flowers and pods are poisonous to humans, but I…Continue

Started by Caren Malleck. Last reply by rafael evangel Feb 12, 2015.

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, 2015.

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.

 

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