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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

This gal needs to re-home her chickens 2 Replies

Hi Folks,Anne posted over on the new forum and no one has answered her, so I thought I would re-post here as long as I can :-)…Continue

Started by Catherine, The Herb Lady. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady on Monday.


 Mommy and baby goats for sale $200,00 1st set baby is 3 days old, 2nd set baby is 1 month. Also have 1 year old goats, 1 male 1 female. Can call or text lucy @ (480) 232-6471. Continue

Started by LucyAnne Pastor Dec 12.

Any Extra Wire 5 Replies

Looking for approx. 100 feet of chicken wire or the like out in the west valley. Craig's list doesn't have many options right now.

Started by Chad. Last reply by MaryMcP Dec 9.

chickens and fertilizer 5 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 LucyAnne Pastor Dec 5.

What is happening to my chicken?? 2 Replies

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

Started by Kelly Liston. Last reply by LucyAnne Pastor Dec 5.

Irrigation 6 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 Dec 5.

Spring has sprung and baby goaties are here! 7 Replies

Just wanted to share photos of our new little Mini Nubian babies!  Three doelings, yay!!…Continue

Started by Carrie. Last reply by Carrie Dec 5.

Egg Cartons

I have WAY to many egg cartons that people have been giving me since I've had my ladies. I'd like to give them away or trade for... whatever. Doesn't matter to me. I'd just like these to get some…Continue

Started by Bob Snodgrass Dec 2.

free 4 year old hens 4 Replies

My 3 hens are no longer laying. They have had a fine life, a nice sized coop, organic feed, plenty of pre-composted fruit & veggie bits from our gardens, yard time every day to run around,…Continue

Tags: go, to, chickens

Started by jeanette. Last reply by Doris Stipek Nov 24.

deep litter question 6 Replies

I am trying the deep litter method and everything I read says the trick is to have it be very dry. So If you are planning on misting the chickens some in the summer does this mean you shouldn't use…Continue

Started by Roxanne F. Last reply by Andrew Greaves Nov 23.

How High Should Roosting Bar Be? 5 Replies

Our chicks are now 7 weeks old and moved into their coop. As advised in Rachel's book, we installed a roosting bar up higher than the nesting boxes but have not seen them attempting to use it yet. …Continue

Started by Kelly Stephens. Last reply by Andrew Greaves Nov 23.

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 Nov 19.

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.

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.


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