Urban Chicken Farming
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General Tips for chicken care (taken from urbanchickens.org)

 

• Chicken coops: Consider all the factors (climate, city ordinances, budget, etc) to choose what kind of habitat and coop design would best suit your chickens

Chicken Food and Diet: feed your chickens foods that will meet their nutritional needs. These can be purchase or home made and supplemented with foraging

Veterinary Services (please call ahead!):
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 886-6787

Dr. Patricia Ader - Animal Care Service
135 Meadow St
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 738-6695

Dr. Max Balmforth -North Kingstown Animal Hospital
3736 Quaker Lane
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852
(401) 295-9777

•Baby chicks are cute but need special care and attention!

• Find chicks at local supply stores (will start to carry around March, see list below)

• Craigslist for RI (http://providence.craigslist.org)

• www.mypetchicken.com (based in CT: small orders of chicks, unusual breeds, chicken
supplies, and an informative website)

• Watch a video that demonstrates proper wing clipping 

• Local suppliers (feed, bedding, books, coops, chicks, etc):

Agway Arlington Farm and Pet Co
5 Depot Ave
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 942-6720

Allie’s Tack and Feed
3700 Quaker Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852
(401) 294-9121

M&R Feed Store
329 King Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
(401) 624-6460

Foster Feed & Bait
52 Danielson Pike (Rt.6)
Foster, RI 02825
(401) 647-4681

 


 Click here for our friend Christine Chitnis's beautiful blog post about raising her Araucana chickens.