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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

pullets anyone? 3 Replies

I need to reduce the size of my flock. I bought too many chicks this spring thinking that some may turn out to be cockerels. Well, they're all hens..........I have 1 buff orpington and 1 barred rock…Continue

Started by Doris Stipek. Last reply by Kelly Tjon Aug 15.

Baby rooster

He's so little, I feel weird calling him a cockerel.I was the victim of a drive-by roostering a few days ago.  He looks like my ameraucanas but has some yellow on his face and has yellow feet.  He…Continue

Started by erniee85017 Aug 14.

Chickens and snakes 3 Replies

One of my chickens caught a small snake (about 10" long) yesterday and ran off with it. She was chased by the others so ended up dropping it and it escaped into the grass. I just wondered if she…Continue

Started by Carol Duffell. Last reply by dj griffith Aug 12.

Are these eggs safe to eat? 5 Replies

Does anyone have any problems with the eggs getting so hot in the nest box here in Arizona? I have young chickens just beginning to lay and sometimes I can't collect the eggs until late afternoon and…Continue

Started by Carol Duffell. Last reply by Rachel Aug 10.

EE pullet or cockerel? (20weeks old) 4 Replies

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Started by Doris Stipek. Last reply by Sarah, Arizona Hobby Farm Aug 6.

FREE 2 Tier Nesting Boxes

A friend of mine has a nesting box available for free.  It is approximately 8' long, 4' high, is 2-tire with 4 nesting boxes on each level, front and back, a wood running board on the top level with…Continue

Started by Joanna Rothwell Aug 2.

Mysterious chicken illness 15 Replies

Hello Everyone,I am at a loss right now and am hoping your collective wisdom can help.  I have an apparently sick hen.  She is about 4-5 years old.  In the last 48 hours she has stopped eating.  The…Continue

Started by K. Neil. Last reply by K. Neil Jul 31.

maggots in my Australorp's vent! 24 Replies

I was going to treat my australorp for egg binding but when I took a closer look her vent was full of maggots. What do I do!?

Started by Joanna Benton. Last reply by Sheri Schmeckpeper Jul 24.

Sick chicken 4 Replies

One of my ladies looked ill from heat stroke and I thought she was better after hydrating her with some watermelon. She just lays there now and I am not sure if she is eating or drinking. Any…Continue

Started by Judith Levin. Last reply by Ericka Jul 21.

need to re-home 6 week old austra-white chick 3 Replies

I have a beautiful 6 week old Austra-white chick that keeps pecking one of the other chicks. She does fine with the already established flock (9 12 week-olds), but keeps injuring one of the other 6…Continue

Started by Doris Stipek. Last reply by L S Lloyd Jul 20.

Sick chicken 3 Replies

One of my ladies looked ill from heat stroke and I thought she was better after hydrating her with some watermelon. She just lays there now and I am not sure if she is eating or drinking. Any…Continue

Started by Judith Levin. Last reply by L S Lloyd Jul 20.

Brahama rooster and Osterlope Rooster in need of new home.

Brahama Rooster just started to crow so he really needs a new home.  His daddy was a white and brown Brahama and his mom was gold lace Brahama.  This rooster is beautiful--black with gold feathers…Continue

Started by L S Lloyd Jul 10.

Does anyone have turkey poults? 1 Reply

My dog that has never shown any aggression ever decided to kill my broad breasted bronze 2 1/2 month old turkey on Wednesday. Does anyone know of a local source of poults that may have some this time…Continue

Started by Steve Enteman. Last reply by Sarah, Arizona Hobby Farm Jul 4.

Three buff Orpington chicks for sale 13 Replies

I have three buff Orpington chicks that are about three weeks old.They're very sweet. Hand held often and beautiful. Their names are Lawanda, Tawanda and Daisy.I've come to realize that I can't keep…Continue

Started by Patty Thomsen. Last reply by Patty Thomsen Jun 22.

Barn Owl House

I have a barn owl house I got when I was going to be moving to CO.  The move failed and the poor barn own house is going to rack and ruin.  Would someone give it a good home?  It's not in perfect…Continue

Started by erniee85017 Jun 21.

Help! Eggs about to hatch, already lost a chick. 6 Replies

We have a clutch of eggs on the verge of hatching.  We came home today to find one hatched chick dead, so sad!  It was in the nest, squashed flat by mamma hen.  This is our first attempt at hatching…Continue

Started by Laura & Peeps. Last reply by Laura & Peeps Jun 19.

Muscovy ducklings 4 Replies

Hello Everyone,I have some three-week old Muscovy ducklings for sale ($10).  They are unsexed and from a healthy, genetically diverse flock.  Let me know if you are interested.  See the attached…Continue

Started by K. Neil. Last reply by dj griffith Jun 13.

Free Black Polish rooster 2 Replies

Peeps is still looking for a home. He is one year old, very tame, beautiful and would love to have a few hen friends and room to play. If you are looking for a roo and can give him a good home,…Continue

Started by Teri Finneren. Last reply by Teri Finneren Jun 8.

Advice needed on free ranging young chickens 6 Replies

I have six young chickens that are around 14 weeks old. When I let them free range for the first time do I literally just open the door of their coop in the morning, let them out and hope they come…Continue

Started by Carol Duffell. Last reply by Carol Duffell Jun 8.

Swamp cooler for chickens? 13 Replies

Yes, I saw the little one to make from a 5 gal bucket, but it's too small.Does anyone use a swamp cooler for their chickens?  I hate watching them in their misery in the summer.  They have a fan,…Continue

Started by erniee85017. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden Jun 5.

 

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