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Donna Bruce
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Chickens in an Hoa

Hello all,I have been checking out the permaculture guild website and decided to join. I live in an Hoa housing developement in South Chandler and have turned my whole backyard into a vegetable…Continue

Started Sep 26, 2010

Chickens in Glendale Arizona
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My son and daughter-in-law live in Glendale. Their boundaries are North of Northern, south of Butler, west of 51st ave and east of 53rd ave. They are asking if they are zoned for hens and if so, how…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shelly Honn Sep 16, 2016.

 

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Shelly Honn replied to Donna Bruce's discussion Chickens in Glendale Arizona
"This is a CURRENT issue AGAIN!   Please join our FB page.  Council, not Jon Froke, will be voting on this item in late November or early December. Goes to planning and zoning commission in mid/late October.  If you can show your…"
Sep 16, 2016
Donna Bruce replied to Andrew Song's discussion "Chicken Zoning" near North of Shea & East of 51HWY in the group Micro Livestock
"I used to live there. At the time the law was at least 1/3 acre and no limit as long as there were no roosters. I am not sure if that has changed."
Dec 22, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to jeanette's discussion chickens and fertilizer in the group Micro Livestock
"Awesome Sarah, I use primarily goat and rabbit manure, but the fish water is something new for me. I still compost it by putting it in the fallow beds and cover with straw a month prior to planting. I have been told that it can go directly in with…"
Oct 10, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to jeanette's discussion chickens and fertilizer in the group Micro Livestock
"I use fish emulsion for roses. Actually, this last year, I have been using the fish water from my aquaponics set up. "
Oct 5, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to K. Neil's discussion Mysterious chicken illness in the group Micro Livestock
"I had one behave that way last year at this time. I brought her in the house and kept her in my shower stall. That bathroom is very cool in temperature. After a day in the chicken infirmary, she was back to normal. I just thought that it was either…"
Jul 23, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion SB 1151 Bill to allow the keeping of some poultry - help. in the group Micro Livestock
"That is great Catherine thank you for spreading the word."
Apr 11, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion SB 1151 Bill to allow the keeping of some poultry - help. in the group Micro Livestock
"Please come and join our group, there is supposed to be some new in the next couple of days.http://homegrownfreedomact.org/"
Apr 11, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Catherine, The Herb Lady's discussion A concept - raising chickens on compost and manure with no grain in the group Micro Livestock
"I know that this can be done, My grandfather did this back in the 60's, I have seen  other farmers do it do."
Mar 7, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Donna Bruce's discussion Our Freedom to Own Backyard Chickens in the State of Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"Kelly, I understand that you and I may have talked to different people. The one that I spoke with said that the city allows the inspectors to use their own discretion when responding to a call, depending on what they find.It is t rue that there are…"
Feb 23, 2014
Kelly replied to Donna Bruce's discussion Our Freedom to Own Backyard Chickens in the State of Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"Donna,      The inspector that I talked to in January said that chickens are still allowed for under 10,000 square feet.  I have learned though the experience with the City of Phoenix is you can't really trust the City…"
Feb 23, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Donna Bruce's discussion Our Freedom to Own Backyard Chickens in the State of Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"I am group support for Backyard Farmers United. Please come to our facebook page and ask to join. That is where Galen is giving us all the updates. The bill should be going to the House committee in the next week or two. We will need all the support…"
Feb 23, 2014
Andrew Song replied to Donna Bruce's discussion Our Freedom to Own Backyard Chickens in the State of Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"I wish I saw this earlier. We really must do something! Let me know if there is more events to follow."
Feb 23, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Donna Bruce's discussion SB1151 Chickens in Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"Thank you Catherine. There have been several articles written and many more to come. So far,so good but we expect opposition so get ready to have an answer for what you believe to be right. We are keeping a list on our fan page at The Home Grown…"
Feb 8, 2014
Catherine, The Herb Lady replied to Donna Bruce's discussion SB1151 Chickens in Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
Feb 8, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Donna Bruce's discussion SB1151 Chickens in Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"If you would like to go to the facebook page Backyard farmers United and ask to join. I will add you. That is where we have all the information posted.  Thank you "
Feb 7, 2014
Donna Bruce replied to Donna Bruce's discussion SB1151 Chickens in Arizona in the group Micro Livestock
"SaShaw, You could pm me if you would like to give me your contact number. I am  working closely with Galen Luth. He and I will determine a route depending on who volunteers. Thank you so much."
Feb 7, 2014

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I have been a vegetable gardener in Arizona for 25 years. I have raised chickens and rabbits for meat and eggs. I am currently teaching others to raise vegetables year round in the desert.

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At 3:02pm on November 28, 2011, Scott Brown said…

Donna

You are still short the $4.37 for freight cost on your organic chicken feed order.  Did you send the check out?

At 7:12am on October 2, 2011, Sara Swift said…
We lost two this summer due to heat, so we haven't been breeding.. waiting for it to cool dow. I have two, maybe three I could part with though. I have recently bought some does that are a new zealand/california cross that I was gonna grow out and see how they do. I believe that they will be breeding age in a few more months. ( like end of november/december time) Won't claim them to be anything special, but they may work? Let me know and you can come over and see'm.
At 8:45pm on April 26, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…
Makes me hungry reading about it! Looking forward to visiting you!
At 3:25pm on April 20, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…
There will be black, red and gold sex links, Black Copper Maran, Welsummer, Rhode Island Red and Ameraucana chicks. Also have Black Spanish turkeys babies hatching.
At 3:07pm on April 20, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…
I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your time here on the farmstead...............learning how to properly butcher poultry. Personally, I so enjoyed our time together! Your interest in life, positive "will do" attitude is your key ingredient for success in whatever you choose to explore. Wish there were more of you around. Many chicks hatching this week. Perhaps next week will work for us to get together?
At 1:19pm on April 11, 2011, Lisa Palmer said…

an yes, we are making plans for the rest of the yard. We bought the house in June and the back yard is a blank slate. I am slowly trying to turn my black thumb green and have some lettuce sprouting, herbs in my window sill and flowers popping up, so far all in containers.I look forward to building raised beds for gardening. Going to need some of the classes I see happening thats for sure!

 

At 1:16pm on April 11, 2011, Lisa Palmer said…

Thanks! I looked at a bunch of plans online, bought scrap wood off Craigslist and supplemented with 2x4 and ply wood. We just started with what we had and a mental picture. We are happy with it! Can't wait for the girls to be big enough to use it!

 

At 12:10pm on April 9, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…

You are right! No chicken processing today in the rain. It was so cold and nasty doing farm chores this morning. Had on rain coat and rain pants.....who would have thought in April we'd be cold!

My address is 1250 E. Mesquite St, Gilbert, 85296 Phone 480-892-2604

I am going to have to butcher on Saturday, April 16............before these birds reach 10 pounds! Some are quite large already.

At 4:59pm on April 3, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…
It'll be wonderful to have you and Steve come on Saturday! Since I've lived here for 30 years and know the area well, I'll be more than happy to talk with both of you , answering any questions you might have about local acreage. There are pro's and con's about all locations, even which side of the street your property is on! It has to do with the ease of irrigation. Have Steve bring a good list of questions. Looking forward to meeting you , Donna.
At 4:08pm on April 2, 2011, Roberta "Bobbie" Roth said…
Well, Donna..........This morning I held a poultry butchering clinic. it was a "hands on" where each person got to kill, scald, pluck and take the innards out, making the chicken ready for the fry pan. This was well attended and loads of fun! Next Saturday i will be repeating the class as there are another 30 birds left to do. Would that be a good time for you and your husband to visit? nothing like breaking him into the reality of Back In Time living!!!!!! if that isn't a good time for you, please get hold of me for another date or time. The clinic is free of charge and from 10am to 1pm.
 
 
 

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