"Here are a few:
The Garden Guy -by Dave Owens
Extreme Gardening -also by Dave Owens
Edible Landscaping in the Desert Southwest -by The Herb Lady
Arizona Gardener's Guide -by Mary Irish
Cooking the Wild Southwest -by Carolyne Niethammer
"I'm not sure which are the best, but I can tell you from experience that the high crested breeds like the Polish chickens have a terrible time in the heat so you may want to avoid them, even though they are beautiful birds. "
"Wild Birds Unlimited sells freeze dried meal worms, which I find more convenient and the chickies seem to love them just as much, or you should be able to find live ones at most pet stores (petco, petsmart..) or bait shops, or places that sell…"
"Mine were terrified at first too. They would run half way across the yard when it came down, but then over time they ran away less and less and eventually they got used to it and now they all use it. (I have 4 hens) I think it took them about a…"
"I hope they find some people to interview--it will be a great subject for an article. I'm afraid to volunteer, since technically my chickens are illegal, plus there may be a few other code violations in my yard that I'd rather not expose! …"
"I had that happen twice, both times it was with a new hen that was being pecked by the top hen and in her hurry to get away ran into the pool by accident, but got out without too much trouble with a bunch of wing flapping. Anyway, they seem to know…"
"I am so sorry this happened to you. I am wondering if it could be that their drinking water was too cold. I know that seems weird in this heat, when colder is generally better, but I was reading recently that you shouldn't give ice water to dogs in…"
"Yeah, I've been doing some knitting. I like making hats because they're fast and easy and portable. I've even taken projects to the movies to work on if it's not a complicated pattern so I can work in the dark! That's great that you can sew. I've…"
"Hi Diann! Thanks so much for the tour of your beautiful garden this past weekend. I got so many new ideas for my own yard! And your chickens are adorable. :-) I'll be putting a little Christmas surprise in the mail to you tomorrow. Have a wonderful…"