Chicken Resource Guide Text

Books:


  • The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (most current edition is 10). Has nearly 100 pages dedicated to poultry and resources for where to buy, how to, expert and hobby rancher input on not only chickens but everything needed in homesteading. This should be in every home next to the bible.
    Find on Amazon.
  • Choosing and Keeping Chickens by Chris Graham. This book does a good job of covering the basics, but what we really like is the 100 pages of great color photos of over 50 different breeds with all the basic ‘pedigree’ information pertaining to each breed. And after seeing it in this book, we will never own a Malay Chicken.
    Find on Amazon.
  • Hobby Farms’ Chickens by Sue Weaver If you want to breed and sell your flock, this book covers breeding and hatching very well…which is what you can expect from all Hobby Farm resources on all species of livestock.
    Find on Amazon.

Feed Stores:

NOTE: Chickens are seasonal. Call ahead to ask about current stock and breeds.

The Stock Shop
(623) 487-9277
6615 West Thunderbird Road
Glendale, Az.

Pratt's Pets and Feed
(623)939-3326
5237 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, Az.
www.prattspets.com

Gordon's Feed & Seed
(602)276-8894
600 W Broadway Rd
Phoenix, Az.

Dale's Town & Country Store
(623)584-5736
14344 W Waddell Rd
Surprise, Az.

Western Ranchman Store
(602)992-3410
16028 N 32nd Street
Phoenix, Az.
http://www.thewesternranchmanstore.com

OK Feed & Supply
(520)325-7704
3701 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, Az.

Olsens Grain
(928)445-1664
711 Elrod Road
Prescott, Az.
http://www.olsensgrain.com

Hatcheries:


Privett Hatchery
Portales, New Mexico
http://www.privetthatchery.com

Murray McMurray Hatchery
Webster City, Iowa
http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

Meyer Hatchery
(888)568-9755
Polk, Ohio
http://www.meyerhatchery.com

Ideal Poultry Breeding Farms, Inc.
(254)697-6677
Cameron, Texas
http://www.ideal-poultry.com


Online Communities and local resources


Scratch & Peck Blog
http://scratchandpeck.blogspot.com

BackYardChickens.com
http://www.backyardchickens.com

My Pet Chicken
http://www.mypetchicken.com

Local Harvest Locators
http://www.localharvest.org
http://www.eatwild.com

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