Henny+Roo Chicken Subscription Box Review – January 2020


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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 January 2020 Chicken Box Review

It is still a little too cold for the girls to want to be very active. Satchel is also super broody, meaning all she wants to do is still inside on her wooden eggs. We have always kept wooden eggs inside our laying boxes just because it helps the hens to lay their actual eggs there too, instead of in random places like the run or under the food pail. I did manage to catch them on a “warm” 40-degree morning though and used it as an opportunity to gift them with their new Henny+Roo box.

Dizzy is generally the more adventurous of the pair, so she was more inclined to hop towards the coop’s open door. Before we try to bribe some chickens, let’s take a peek at the info that arrived with our box.

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

Let’s see if we can coax the girls outside.

Despite being the bolder hen, Dizzy is always very disinclined to leave the coop without Satchel.

I ended up bribing her with a handful of worms.

When Satchel heard the treats hitting the ground, she did pop outside, but only into the run. They both then proceeded to squabble with each other as chickens do about their predicament.

The argument ended with Dizzy back inside the coop.

 

Hentastic Chicken Treats with Herbs and Mealworms, 16 oz – Retail Value $5.99

These pellets were a big hit for the hens. These pellets are made of crushed mealworms (yum) and herbs than have antioxidant properties.

When all else fails, hand feed. These are some spoiled hens.

Treats inside the warm coop? Satchel – 1, Megan – 0.

 

Sweet PDZ Coop Refresher, 1 lb.

While I only have 2 chickens (and we keep their coop super clean and mostly odor-free) a powder like this is nice to toss down in your chicken’s bedding because it captures and neutralizes ammonia. It also provides a nice source of grit, which is necessary for your chicken’s healthy digestion of grass, grains, and bugs.

 

Flock Party Corn and Mealworm Snack Mix, 3.5 oz – Retail Value $6.99

The girls will never say no to worms, even if they look gross. I usually like to scatter these around the yard, but since no one was cooperating with me for this review, I decided to just put a pile of them inside the coop.

Satchel always investigates what I deposit with such scrutiny. I can only imagine she is checking for poison, anthrax, or something else terrible as she tends to give me quite the evil eye until she deems my offering suitable.

Dizzy is less cautious, and very nosey.

This pile didn’t last long.

 

Henny + Roo Feed Bag Clip – Retail Value $5.95

This sub always has things that are both cute and functional. This clip is the perfect size for sealing the bags of treats that came this month.

 

Save-A-Chick Electrolytes – Retail Value $2.99

I haven’t had lil baby chicks in years, but I remember this stuff being a lifesaver if any of the wee ones became lethargic or dehydrated. My girls are too old for this now, but it is still great to have on hand just in case they get overly hot this summer. These packets are super easy to use because each is individually portioned for mixing with one gallon of water.

 

Grow, Tend, Love Canvas Wristlet – Retail Value $8.95

This little wristlet is actually precious. It feels very farmer’s market to me in the best way. Though I don’t think I would ever carry it as a purse, it is perfect for chicken first aid and the loop makes for easy hanging right inside the coop.

 

Chicken Poop Lip Balm – Buy 3 for $8.95

This stuff made me giggle! I am excited for all of the strange looks when I use it in public. It is very hydrating on the lips, smells like lavender, and most importantly, contains no poop.

 

Backyard Poultry Chicken Breed Guide

Our last item is a really cute book featuring all sorts of chicken breeds and info about what makes them different and special. When I used to have 9 chickens (years ago) I was really particular about heritage breeds. I am still kind of interested in a few specific breeds and this is a nice general primer.

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.

So excited for these frosty mornings to end, though it does look pretty on a Satchel feather. See ya next month!

The Verdict: Henny+Roo is such a treat for my hermit hens. Literally, these ladies have gotten so bored and lazy! It is nice to be able to treat them to literal treats and perk them up a little. I also love how this box is a blend of lifestyle and functional items, as well as bags of treats.

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 8 items inside has an average cost of $4.99.

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 | 17 comments

17 Comments

  1. Hi Megan, thank you for another adorable Henny & Roo review! Those photos of Dizzy and Satchel while I’m reading along are such a joy. Satchel did a super job of her ‘brooding’ solo portrait, too! Thank you for giving us the finer details of the box, as well as the girls’ opinions about the treats and other inclusions. I love your Henny & Roo reviews so much. Your love for your girls is so clear. And I love the H & R sub too because they highlight the fact that keeping chickens is pretty entertaining and is best served with a sense of humour. And Megan, I am sure you are inspiring a few people to get their own flocks – your affection for Dizzy and Satchel is infectious! I think it’s a great thing if more people can have their own beautifully cared-for chicks because it’s hard to find a more satisfied pet than a chick getting to scratch away, jump on a juicy insect and dirt-bathe to their little heart’s content. Thanks again. I’m so looking forward to the next instalment!

  2. No offense and definitely NOT starting an argument or discussion, but I just wanted to know if after getting to know and love your hens, do you still eat chicken? Again, not hostile, just curious.

    • Hi DoxyMama, I saw your question a little while back when the review first launched, but thought it was for Megan, so I left it. I just felt the need to read the review again – we had some pretty intensive coop cleaning today – and I can’t see you’ve had a response yet. Speaking for my family, we have 5 silkie chickens (fluffy type) and two standard white chickens. We still eat chicken, but far less of it, and we refer to any for-eating chicken as ‘beef’. That’s our hypocrisy in-joke at our place. That said, our silkies are more affectionate and there is no way I would eat one, despite them being considered a delicacy in some parts of the world. Having eggs is great, because we can use them for the protein punch necessary in our diets, so keeping chickens has reduced our meat consumption overall, which makes us very happy.

  3. I love reading these chicken reviews!

  4. I adore your chickens! Thank you for sharing them with us.

  5. I live for the chicken reviews 🐓

  6. This is such a fun review to read. Even though I don’t have chickens, I read this review just for the way you write it.. 😀

  7. You should write children’s books.

    • This is legit on my bucket list Christy! <3

  8. This is my favorite box review. I wish we could keep chickens in my hood. But the Borough does not allow it. Hopefully, I will get back to Primrose when the teenagers leave the nest. I know I can have chickens there.

    • I still just can’t understand why they are flat out banned in so many areas. Hens are so quiet and super easy to care for. Roosters are the issue, IMO! I hope you can have your chickens someday soon.

  9. As someone who would love to keep chickens (once I’m out of my apartment!), I absolutely love these reviews and seeing pictures of these sweet girls!

    • It goes without saying that I highly recommend them! Happy you enjoyed the review 🙂

  10. I love the reviews for this box. I come for the chicken pictures… and stay for the entertaining commentary. “It is very hydrating on the lips, smells like lavender, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, CONTAINS NO POOP.” LMAO! Yes, the “no poop” is indeed a good quality to have in a lip balm…

  11. @megan – I vote for this as the #1 MSA post ever!! Great review. Please don’t ever stop reviewing this box. I need to see those girls! Ps- I assume you are a jazz fan?

    • I wish I could claim being a jazz fan, but we named Satchel because she was so shiny like black leather and I used to carry her under my arm when she was little, like a purse! As long as the girls and the box are around, expect to see their little chicken faces each month. 🙂

      • Awww. How cute. I’d love a little Satchel to carry like that!

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