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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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,Bryan and I going to add some new baby chicks to our flock this spring- we like to order them from mypetchicken.com, because you can get them vaccinated for marek's disease- something our avian…Continue
Started by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden on Thursday.
I have a few too many birds at the moment (way more than expected hatched from my batch of Trader Joes eggs) and I'm looking to rehome three of them. They're white leghorns, hatched almost exactly a…Continue
Started by Michelle Luedtke. Last reply by Heather Oct 28.
I have had chickens for 4 years now (nope, not getting so many eggs anymore but that's the way it goes). I used to have such a lovely rose garden in the back yard and used commercial fertilizers.…Continue
Started by jeanette. Last reply by Donna Bruce Oct 10.
My wife is predominantly raw vegan, and we recently moved to Phoenix.She is looking to slowly integrate raw goats milk/cheese and perhaps local organic eggs. Are there individuals here that have very…Continue
Started by XenitH. Last reply by Roberta "Bobbie" Roth Sep 23.
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.
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.