Henny+Roo Chicken Subscription Box Review – September 2019
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About Henny + Roo
The Subscription Box: Henny + Roo
The Cost: $39.95 a month with free shipping. Save with longer commitments!
The Products: Useful and fun products for backyard chicken keepers. This box includes a mix of toys, treats, and other chicken necessities as well as the occasional chicken-themed home item.
Ships to: The US
Henny+Roo September 2019 Chicken Box Review
I knew MSA had some chicken lovers out there! I am so thrilled you all wanted to see this reviewed, and my two girls are too. Who is ready for some chicken pictures?!
Our box comes complete with an info card explaining all of the items arriving inside this month.
It also has a card with a coupon code to use at The Chicken Outfitter.
First, let me introduce you to my chickens!
This is Dizzy. I actually hatched her from an egg I bought on eBay. She used to lay beautiful teal eggs but has stopped as she aged, and we get about one a month from her now. She is a total spaz and loves chasing our dogs around the yard.
This is Satchel. I named her that because Will compared her to my shiny black purse when we picked her up from a friend’s coop when she was a little pullet. She is an Australorp and has always been an egg-laying champ! At her prime, we would get an egg a day. Now its closer to 3-4 a week. She is very plump and very gentle.
Even though our girls lay less now, they are still cherished pets in our family and we like to spoil them.
Let’s see what is inside our box!
Happy Hen Treats Treat Basket – Retail Value $3.99
This red wire basket is perfect for filling with fresh grass or a treat square. It has a chain and hook so you can hang it nearly anywhere, giving your chickens access to treats both inside and outside of the coop.
Happy Hen Treats Treat Square – Retail Value $4.99
This treat square is filled with yummy seeds and mealworms. Seeds are an important supplement to your chickens’ diets because they provide extra healthy fat which means happier birds and shinier feathers! This treat was so easy to drop into the red treat square holder, and while the girls roamed outside, I hooked it outside of their run so they could snack as they pleased. After dark, I moved it inside for a midnight snack.
The girls loved this! And I loved that it kept their snacks off the ground and away from water and creepy crawlies.
Happy Hen Treats Juicy Worms – Estimated Value $1.80 (Buy a bag of 10 packs for $17.99)
This small packet had worms inside, but unlike most chicken worm treats, these were still moist! They were actually kind of gross to me, but the girls (of course) absolutely loved ’em. I guess when your chicken meal is super dry, something like this feels extra special, and who doesn’t need a little snacking variety?
Admittedly, I was happy that Will volunteered to feed them while I snapped pictures.
If you are wondering why there is a random pug in these photos, it is because our dog Charlie loves the chickens and is always nosey when it comes to anything they may be doing. Much to his dismay, he did not get any worm treats.
The New Pioneer Magazine – Retail Value $10.95
Will was really excited about this magazine, mainly because he always picks it up in the checkout line at Tractor Supply and wants it and then I freak out because it is an $11 magazine. I am more than happy to see it in a box though! It is filled with tips on chickens, gardening, homesteading, and more. We may technically live in the city, but we like to pretend we are pioneers when it comes to the chickens and gardening. It also has loads of beautiful pictures!
Chickens and Happiness Trivet
Fresh eggs DO make me very happy! I think this cork-backed trivet is so cute and I love the rustic vibes it adds to my kitchen. It is perfect for resting on the table to prevent an iron skillet from scorching the table as I divvy out scrambled eggs on a weekend morning.
Flygrubs Dried Larvae – Buy 5 lbs for $34.95
This was a big bag of treats! Satchel and Dizzy have traditionally loved dried worm treats, and these were much appreciated. Supplementing your hens’ feed with treats like this makes them happy and healthy. It is a great source of added protein which means tastier and stronger shelled eggs. They also provide your flock with additional calcium and healthy fat.
First, we sampled these out of my hand. My hens were hooked!
Nope. Not a chance, Charlie.
Then we tried tossing some out into the grass so they could forage. The girls were running around and kicking up a storm trying to get to them. Thankfully, Charlie is a poor forager.
I even tossed some out into the tall grass to make it more of a challenge.
Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 14 g
It is always a good idea to keep antibiotic ointment around when you have chickens because tending to the cuts and scrapes of a bird can actually be pretty challenging. You want wounds to heal as quickly as possible because chickens are naturally really attracted to red items, and will peck an open wound on themselves or their pals. Aside from spraying the wounds with a blue-tinted antiseptic spray, this is a great option to make sure your chicken’s injuries heal quickly and safely.
Gingham Chicken Potholder
Cuuuute! I feel like my kitchen has been properly outfitted with chicken gear now! This red gingham potholder is beyond cute, and the black chicken reminds me of Satchel.
Laying Box Liner
Our last item comes in every box and is a super handy laying box liner. This helps keep your eggs clean after the hens leave them in the elevated boxes they use to lay. These are really useful, and though we only have 2 hens, I like to replace them pretty often to make sure our eggs are pristine when I fetch them.
Charlie thanks you for visiting his chickens.
See you next time!
The Verdict: My first Henny + Roo box was utterly charming. Along with the treats and other fun things, it gave me an excuse to spend extra time with my hens outside on a beautiful fall evening. Even Will and Charlie joined in on the fun and we had such a great time tossing worms and watching the sun go down, together. I have kind of slacked off when it comes to regularly buying the hens treats, and I forgot how entertaining it was to just be out back watching them do chicken things. This box will be a monthly source of those treats I so often forget to grab at the store. I also thought the trivet and pot holder were adorable, and fit the theme of the box perfectly. The ointment is just a no-brainer to keep on hand when you have pets of any kind, and the box liner is that sort of necessity that you always want a few stocked away. Could you go buy all of these items for this price on your own? Sure, maybe. I actually don’t know since I couldn’t find some retail values. But what I do know is that because of this box I spent more time outside with my chickens and I enjoyed every second of opening it and trying the items. This box has an “experience” value factor that – for me – supersedes the cut-and-dry retail cost of the items inside, whatever that may be. I literally can’t wait until next month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the welcome box or the October box. Per Henny + Roo:
Orders placed the 1st – 10th of the month start with a Welcome Box, renew on the 15th, then continue the following month, shipping on or about the 5th of the month. Orders placed the 11th – 31st start with next month’s box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.95, meaning each of the 9 items inside has an average cost of $4.44.
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