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Henny+Roo Chicken Subscription Box Review – December 2019

Henny+Roo is a chicken subscription box that ships you treats, toys, and other useful products for backyard chickens and their keepers!

They offer two subscription types:

  • The Treats-Only Box for $21.95/month, or
  • The Poultry Supply + Gift Box for $39.95/month

This review is of the Poultry Supply + Gift Box for $39.95/month + free shipping.

Also, this box is being reviewed by popular demand!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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 December 2019 Chicken Box Review

Winter is in full swing, and even if I leave the coop door open, the girls just want to stay inside! This is probably because they are spoiled heat-lamp hens who are used to having warm bottoms. Needless to say, this review is a little late because getting them to participate has been harder than normal lately.

“Human, why is it so cold? Can’t you DO SOMETHING about this?”

Our box comes complete with an info card explaining all of the items arriving this month.

Let’s see what is inside our box!

 

Henny and Roo Logo Knit Beanie Hat

Will happens to be quite the beanie enthusiast as well as a chicken enthusiast. I knew this soft green hat would be something he would love. It fit his head perfectly and kept his ears and scalp warm this past weekend when he was cleaning out the coop. Sorry to say I have no pictures of this because the wind was blowing sideways, and the hens aren’t the only ones who hate this cold.

 

Iowa Blue Farms Superfood Grubs – Buy a 1 oz sample for $2.00

I have never before seen dried worms referred to as “upcycled” but these were raised on the leftovers from craft beer grains, coffee, and apples, which actually sounds a little delicious, especially if you are a worm. My chickens don’t seem to care about these finer points, but I do appreciate these sorts of details. They also love dried worms of all sorts, so I am excited this was one of TWO bags for them this month.

 

Dried Chubby Mealworms, 8 oz – Retail Value $14.99

This second bag is much larger, meaning loads of snacking for Dizzy and Satchel to get them through the winter blues. Even though they couldn’t be convinced to emerge from the warmth of their coop, I did open the front door and peek in, with worms ready to be enjoyed!

In typical fashion, Dizzy was the first to hop down and investigate.

Worms can warm even the coldest chicken hearts.

Since they refused to leave the coop (and I would normally scatter treats like this around the yard for foraging) the coop itself would have to do! I also scattered some in their covered outside run if they felt like braving the cold a little.

This is the time of year where you really want to be mindful of frostbite on your chicken’s comb, wattles, and earlobes. Though mine have a heat lamp, it is still worth checking up on, especially since Satchel has a larger comb. These fleshy areas on a chicken’s face are soft and featherless, meaning they are much more sensitive to cold. Luckily, no signs of damage here!

 

Hen Love Ornament – Retail Value $9.95

Though this review is on the late side, I did manage to enjoy this ornament on our tree (mainly because I didn’t take it down until like last week…). It is made of stainless steel, and as a side note, can be used as a bottle opener in a pinch!

 

Gauze Pack

Gause is always good to have on hand, and this pack continues the theme of this subscription adding little first aid must-haves to my collection each month.

 

Backyard Chicken 2020 Calendar

We actually didn’t have a 2020 calendar for the kitchen yet, and this is perfect. I hung it next to the window I generally use to check in on the girls in the yard.

 

Egg Scrubbie Brush – Retail Value $5.95

Satchel has been an egg-laying fool, which is shocking because she is an older hen and she stopped laying regularly for almost a whole year before this recent wave of eggs. Our coop is on the larger side and we try to keep it pretty clean, but every so often you do end up with dirt or worse on your fresh eggs. This brush is perfect for cleaning them off! We generally don’t use water to clean our eggs (they are porous and liquids allow for things to absorb into them) but I use dry brushes when needed.

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. Since Satchel has decided she isn’t done quite yet, these are really nice for her to lay eggs on.

Hopefully, we get a random warm day to enjoy the grass next time! See you then!

The Verdict: Henny+Roo continues to be a bright spot in my subscription box rotation. I know my hens love it too, even when they just feel like being shut-ins. They absolutely loved the worms this month, and I love that there were so many inside, meaning I can spoil them longer. Will loved the green beanie and I enjoyed the ornament and egg brush very much!

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 February 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 7 items inside has an average cost of $5.71.

Check out our other Henny+Roo reviews, and for more pet subscription boxes, head over to our lists of the best subscription boxes for cats and dogs!

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Henny + Roo Reviews, Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: henny and roo | 27 comments

Comments (27)

  1. I’m just here for the chicken pictures!!! No chickens of my own 🙁

    • Hopefully they will be a little less camera shy next time!

  2. I always look forward to this review and see your girls. I grew up raising poultry of all types and do so still!

  3. Meal worms are crazy expensive to buy but extremely easy to raise, if you’re not grossed out by that sort of thing. They just take a while (a couple mo) to really get started producing. They have great instructions for that on the site thehappychickencoop (dot com).

    Btw – Other types of birds, especially bluebirds, love mealworms!

    • My dad used to raise a type of fish that could eat mealworms and I remember them being so entranced by them as a kid! I remember he had a huge bin for them and fed the worms egg cartons and such

  4. I love these reviews so much.

  5. What a great review! On a side note, we received notification of a hearing for a neighbor who is fighting to keep his chickens. People in West Jefferson Hills obviously have no real world problems, so they set their sites on this unfortunate resident. I plan to attend my first-ever council meeting to support this family of chicken owners. Happy to see that you reside on a Community without such ridiculous rules.

    • I think that is great you are showing your support for your neighbor!! Hope he gets to keep his chickens!

    • Heck yeah, Dawn! Fight for your neighbor. Chickens are literally not a problem at all in neighborhoods, unless there are roosters involved or people let them loose on other’s properties. I always get so mad when people want to take away the ability to have veggies growing in front yards or chickens. Our grandparents literally had Victory Gardens! What happened?!

  6. Loved your review and pictures of Dizzy and Sachtel. Their condo is quite nice and they seemed to like their treats. What a fun subscription box. My Dad always had chickens and they would follow him around the yard. One of his chickens wanted him to carry her in his arms and she adored him. My Dad has passed away but your pictures brought back very fond memories. Thank you!

    • I love that this review brought back such nice memories Connie! Ours like to follow my husband around in a similar fashion. They are like little feathered dogs.

  7. I don’t have chickens and probably never will (although they do seem like a blast), but WHAT a cool subscription box! It seems very well curated and reasonably priced, and of course the chicken pictures and descriptions are a delight.

    Wonder if there is a similar sub box for beekeepers??

  8. How am I just now noticing a review of this box? And I’ve learned something about Megan today, lol. This was such a fun review, and I’m 100% with your hens, it’s too cold to be outside!

  9. I so look forward to this review every month. Thank you for doing this! I think I’m going to have to splurge on this box for our three girls.

  10. OMG, I love this. I wish we could have chickens. Our HOA specifically prohibits them. Growl.

  11. I live for these reviews. Seriously. My husband and I are going to retire in about 3 years, get a little place and raise a few chickens. 😀. Thanks for the review!

  12. I do not have and will never have chickens but I love the thoughtful curation of this box for a specialized audience. Very cool.

  13. You are such a great Human! What a wonderful review! Thanks for sharing your girls with us.

    • So happy to share. This is def. the review that brings me the most joy. I am glad everyone else also enjoys their antics (or lack of antics at the present time).

  14. I love those chickens! I want to nuzzle my face in their feathers and kiss them!

    • Oh, they would totally let you!

  15. Thanks for the fun review! How cute! 🐓 🐓

  16. Hi Megan, thank you for another great Henny & Roo review. And holy mackerel! Dizzy and Satchel are living the Hilton life in their cosy coop, aren’t they! No wonder they are in pyjama-day mode. As for the H&R sub itself, that calendar is clucking awesome! I would love to have that in my kitchen, too. That close-up photo of the superfood grubs was … something else.

    Megan, could I please just point something out about the horizontal photo galleries? I’ve noticed in the last 2-3 weeks that the photos are only loading randomly, or I get a nearly-transparent shot of the 2nd slide and that’s it, so I frequently just give up on them, but I don’t like missing a good chunk of each review that way. I’ve seen a few comments from other MSA readers along the same lines, and I have a good internet connection and have always used Safari to read MSA reviews, so nothing has changed at my end. Would it be possible for someone at MSA to take a look at it please?

    BTW, Satchel and Dizzy are looking super healthy and happy, despite the outside chill. You must be taking great care of them. Thanks again for the adorable review.

    • Hey Mimosa! This is the first comment I read this morning and you set such a wonderful tone for my day! I am really happy you enjoy following along with the girls.

      As for the slider issues, the team is on it. Let me pass along your comment to them. The details about your browser are especially helpful to us! Sorry it has made reading reviews less than ideal. That is never fun. We want to get that fixed asap and your feedback helps us immensely, so I thank you again <3

      • Thanks Megan! Hope you have a great day.

    • Hi Mimosa, I’m sending you an email so we can get some more info. Thanks!

      • Hi Lacey, thank you for taking note of my feedback. When I’m back at my laptop in the morning I’ll look for an email from you. Thanks again.

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