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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.