Nobel Beast sells natural pet food for dogs and cats, and just recently started selling 40 pound bags of organic chicken food. They don't sell anything else for chickens, but if you are in Central Phoenix, it might save you a trip to a feed store. They are on the South side of Camelback between 7th Street and 12th Street.
"I've got two roosters running with my chickens, so I could give you some. I'm in the east valley though, I'm sure someone on here is closer.
Another cheap option is to buy a dozen of the fertile chicken eggs that you can find at…"
Started with planting trees, then our children discovered rainwater harvesting and begged for chickens. Next permaculture venture: find out if it is possible to have all parts of a garden be successful in a season. Someday: greywater harvesting and solar hot water.
I have a friend that is making them as a fundraiser. She uses burlap instead of nylon netting, so they are much more biodegradeable.
Here contact info is : Barbara Halden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just tell her you know me.
yes, as you can see in my photos, I am also co-existing with the bermuda in my garden for now. I pull it by hand every now and then, and it doesn't seem to be affecting my plants too much, and it has stopped growing as much near the melons and squash since they are spreading out and shading everything:)
By the way...I was thinking it might be neat someday if all the chicken folks got together for a coup tour or something. Maybe an omelet breakfast...those of you with layers could supply the eggs & those of us with pre-layers could supply the other stuf. Just a thought, it would be fun to see other peoples coops & exchange ideas :)
I bought the feeder from C&C Hatchery, where I bought the chicks...its soooooo far away from me...he said they also sell them at Walmart (I bet only in more rural areas though)...I am on my way to Scottsdale Livestock to pick up organic feed ...I will check there for you :)
I had the mason jar already, it makes such a cute feeder doesn't it...feels like what grandma would have done. :)
Just a little stress. I know I can kill it if I have the time. It takes about 45 days. I have many times. With bio-remediation it takes a little longer.
The stress comes from three ladies who want to garden now and who I fear will expect me to weed the new garden later this year after the Bermuba has taken over.
I'm thinking of either digging it out (digging down 8" - 12" x 4' wide and 8' -10' long (I'm tired just thinking about that), or building 2' x 4' x 24" tall boxes on skids (I think this is what Dom Titmus was suggesting in the forum).
Although the boxes will cost more and take more water to keep the plants happy, I can move them around and The girls can get started sooner.
I need to research it better, but I don't know how dangerous the glysophate is the people, gardens, and / or livestock. I have used it many times to kill bermuda before I found out about bio-remediation.