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Micro Livestock

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: (you are here, join the “micro livestock” group!) this is a HUGE forum—a great place to get questions answered! (Click on ‘the poultry page’- great for images of different breeds)
Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access, an ATTRA publication:

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!



Discussion Forum

baby chicks? 2 Replies

Hi,Bryan and I going to add some new baby chicks to our flock this spring- we like to order them from, because you can get them vaccinated for marek's disease- something our avian…Continue

Tags: chicks, baby

Started by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden. Last reply by bryanwhitebeyondthekitchengarden on Thursday.

Irrigation 4 Replies

I am doing my homework on possibly starting my own flock. I have a question that I can't seem to find any info on. I am on an irrigated lot in central Phoenix. My question is about mud control. I…Continue

Started by Tim Nacke. Last reply by Tim Nacke Nov 16.

What is happening to my chicken?? 1 Reply

I noticed this on two of my hens today.  What is happening??…Continue

Started by Kelly Liston. Last reply by Ericka Oct 31.

Any Silkies available? 6 Replies

I have a soft spot for silkies!  I'd like three or four pullets or young hens but I can't seem to find any! I'm in Scottsdale but clearly I will have to travel.Anyone?Continue

Started by Mandy Fitch. Last reply by DePhane Marcelle Oct 30.

Looking for a home for 3 birds 3 Replies

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.

Need new friendly home for three of my flock 7 Replies

I need to find a new home for three of my six hens. I have had to separate them from my others and it just isn't fair. They are awesome hens that deserve a less stress free environment. Two…Continue

Started by Lonny. Last reply by Lonny Oct 27.

chickens and fertilizer 4 Replies

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

Tags: roses, fertilizer, chickens

Started by jeanette. Last reply by Donna Bruce Oct 10.

Looking for local/raw sources 13 Replies

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.

brinsea ecoglow brooder

Has anyone used the brinsea ecoglow brooder for their chicks? From what I've seen on BYC it is a pretty handy tool. I wanted to get the VPA input before I made the investment.Thank you!Continue

Started by Joanna Benton Sep 9.

dust bathing

I just found my three ladies dust bathing in an area that the cats use as their litter box. I shooed them away and was going to put chicken wire over the area to prevent the chickens from dust…Continue

Started by Joanna Benton Sep 1.

Baby rooster 1 Reply

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. Last reply by erniee85017 Aug 25.

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.

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


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

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.


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