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Melissa Rennells
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Chicken Plucker needed
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sheri Schmeckpeper Dec 5, 2013.

Working out the plans for a IGLOO water cooler for summer cold water
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becci Scott Feb 12, 2013.

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Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"Hi, Angela. I just spoke to Skip. Geese will be interesting - the plucker has never been blessed with a goose. :) If all goes well, we'll see you Saturday."
Dec 5, 2013
angela renaud replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"Sherry, How much do you charge to rent out your plucking equipment? My husband tried to build one using an old washing machine but motor is not powerful enough to handle geese. Would you know the size of motor your plucker has? If you…"
Dec 5, 2013
Greg and Liberty replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"I think Cabellas has a plucker that goes on the end of a drill. Just c-clamp the drill to the side of a table or saw horse. A lot less expensive than the tub style. The video made it look easy and effective."
Aug 16, 2013
Sheri Schmeckpeper replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"Hi, Melissa & Angela. Somehow I missed this thread when it was posted. Sorry about that! We do have a plucker that we use for our poultry processing classes, and anytime we have more than 1 or 2 poultry to pluck. Are you looking to process a lot…"
Jul 16, 2013
Sheryl replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"My neighbor is one!"
Jul 9, 2013
angela renaud replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"Melissa, I am looking for a chicken/goose plucker also--either human or mechanical--without much luck. There are many, many youtube diy versions for homemade models, and even though all the guys say "I just took this part or that part", it…"
Jul 8, 2013
hl walker replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"Hi Melissa, Do you want to borrow/rent one, buy one, or make your own?  Try searching the phoenixpermaculture website for previous discussions or contact Sheri Schmeckpeper ( at…"
Jul 4, 2013
Powell Gammill replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"I've wondered that as well ever since I watched this:"
Jul 3, 2013

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I'm 36 married, and have a desk job. I love to garden as a stress reliever.

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Planted climbing plants outside the coop!

Malabar spinach, cow peas, Hyacinth beans and more that are okay for my babies to munch on.

In my garden I put in the last of my brown onion starts, black simpson heat tollerant lettuce,  moss rose, allysum, yellow wax green beans and a bunch of flowers seeds.. yaaayyy... I am on the watch for seedlings now!

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:35pm

Sarama chickens for sale $20 a pair. and They go in pairs. 1 mail & 1 female.

4 White Sarama's up for sale. Must sell as pairs (1male & 1female) $20 a pair
They are 1/5 the size of a standard chicken and have a 1/5 of the sound. So the crow of the rooster is lower in volume than a standard chicken

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 2:41pm

Sarama chickens!

The little buggers are perfect for our coop! Went out to check on them this eve and they were all happy to see me and ready for treats. I was thanked with 4 eggs this eve. I think we have another hen that has started laying.

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 12:09am

I am looking for mesquite pods

I read that one of the natural foods fot Quail are mesquite pods. I purchased some organic 100% mesquite flour from a health food store. As you can imagine it is expensive. I would like to find a source here tp help me with a cheaper price on either mesquite pods or flour please.

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:52pm — 4 Comments

Added Chickens and Quails

Last week we added 6 chickens, 2 mails, and 4 females to our household and 4 quail.  I believe we have 2 male and 2 female.  2 of them still have baby fuzz on their heads so they are young.  

We built an aviary for them and they all seem very happy!

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:20pm

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At 4:48pm on November 15, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…


Send an email to ,the person with the wood chips, to find out.  On their ad, they asked for a couple of things.  Check back on the listing to see what they were asking for.

Good Luck,


At 4:22pm on November 15, 2012, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Melissa, glad you have some herbs growing, I truly enjoy experimenting with any herb in the garden and kitchen.

At 4:14pm on November 15, 2012, Melissa Rennells said…
So I started my garden again and it is doing really well. I have seedlings for green onions and brown onions cilantro yellow pear tomatoes brusell sprouts and more
At 1:54pm on February 1, 2010, Richard L Dillworth said…
Hello i started my turnips and greens in the last week of September and they grow back when they are picked,if you pick only the top part of the turnip it will grow back!! nice page!!
At 10:42pm on April 29, 2009, Rebecca A. said…
Very cool, thanks!
At 10:22pm on February 23, 2009, Peggy Sorensen said…
I just noticed you're in Glendale. I'm in Peoria at 95th and Olive. Just wondering how close we are.
At 10:17pm on February 23, 2009, Peggy Sorensen said…
Thanks Melissa! I'm buying some tonight. Let me know how they do for you and I'll try to do the same.
At 8:38pm on February 23, 2009, marcy said…
hi melissa,
yes, i was planning to and that's why i've let them get so big. it seems they take quite a while from when they begin bolting to when the seeds actually emerge. they began to flower in early january i think. hope to have many seeds to keep and share,
At 8:12am on November 25, 2008, Julie Norgaard said…
Thank you, I will - I usually don't see frost until late Jan/Feb and then if I use containers I have them under my porch roof and they don't seem to be affected at all.
At 8:53am on November 24, 2008, Julie Norgaard said…
Hi Melissa - sorry for the late reply - I have been off the site for a week or two - thanks for the feedback on my garden - we are starting another against a block wall that faces west (should be a challenge) that will be about 8 ft by 40 ft and I am using the "lasagne" technique to improve the soil as it really needs help - when I can afford it I add enrichments - a box or two of bat guano works great - for containers too! I was amazed at how good my soil in the first garden got after only one year of improving the raised beds - I will post some updated pictures this week before I put the plastic on as I have brocolli, califlower and cabbage going great guns right now. Where we are we get a lot of frost every morning as it gets later in the year. 4 or 5 degrees really makes a differenc! Have a great Thankgiving! Julie

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