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Latest Activity: Jul 29
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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:
(602) 265-4223 • 1005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 992-3410 • 16028 N. 32nd St (N. of Greenway), Phoenix, AZ 85032
*NEW* Western Ranchman carries AZ made Treadle Feeders for only $60!
(623) 939-3326 • 5237 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
Aden’s Hay Oasis**
(480) 988-5015 • 18206 E. Williams Field Road, Higley, AZ
(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
(480) 988-2419 • 3091 East Williamsfield Road • Higley, AZ 85236
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!
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
Started by Vanessa Rice. Last reply by Kelly Liston Jul 18.
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Started by Kerry Audisho. Last reply by Kerry Audisho May 16.
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
Started by Michael Napieralski Apr 29.
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.
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.
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.
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Started by Volunteer Manager Nov 5, 2015.
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
Started by Patricia Ewanski. Last reply by Sheri Schmeckpeper Jun 24, 2015.
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.
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.