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Henny+Roo Chicken Subscription Box Review – May 2020

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Jun 12, 2020 | 24 comments

Henny and Roo May 2020 chicken subscription box review

Henny+Roo
5 overall rating
2 Ratings | 1 Reviews

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 May 2020 Chicken Box Review

Ready for some chickens?

Time to head outside and open our new Henny+Roo box!

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

 

Encore Natural Farm Fresh Fixins, 2 lb

First up is a big bag of treats! This blend is a mix of flaxseed, barley, buckwheat, sunflower seeds, and loads more. It is filled with essential fatty oils that are great for egg-laying. Since my girls are finally past that prime, they still benefit from these ingredients which promote overall health and give them extra protein! I fed them a handful for some photos then scattered a ton around the yard because smaller bits like this really get them foraging!

 

Chicken Banquet Mineral Block, 6.17 oz – Retail Value $4.95

A block like this is something I would usually leave in the coop for a midnight snack, but since the day was so pretty we decided to try it out in the grass. This hard block is filled with corn, grain, and worms, all suspended in a calcium-rich base.

 

Ropavet Poultry Complete, 100 mL – Buy 500 mL for $22.97

This is another mineral-rich supplement meant to be added to your chicken’s water. It also contains probiotics, vitamins, and antioxidants.

 

Henny+Roo Chicken Keeper’s Remedy Goat Milk Lotion, 2 fl oz – Buy 9 oz for $12.95

This little bottle of lotion smells so nice! Scented with rosemary and lavender, it feels delightful on my dry hands and absorbs easily. It is perfect for my rough hands right now.

Vanilla Air Freshener and Pest Repellent – Buy 5 for $7.95

This is so cute! It is an air freshener for your coop with a strong vanilla scent. Apparently flies hate the scent of vanilla and avoid it, so it is ideal for hanging in your coop or run to cut down on bug traffic. It is also just so cute!

 

New Pioneer Magazine – Subscribe here!

Will is super excited that his fave magazine arrived this month. As I have mentioned before, these tend to be really expensive to buy in the book store or the feed store, so getting one in here is a treat. It is filled with useful info on growing food, taking care of your livestock, and general farmy lifestyle inspiration.

 

Chubby Mealworm Frass, 2.5 oz – Retail Value $17.99

We have over 50 houseplants in our home, and we like to take good care of them. This is an all-natural fertilizer made from worm frass, which is another term for worm manure! Thankfully, it doesn’t stink and it is super easy to sprinkle into the pots all over the house before watering.

 

Henny & Roo Mini Hand Sanitizer, 0.5 fl oz

Also included was a tiny little bottle of hand sanitizer with the adorable Henny+Roo logo! This is going straight into my purse.

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. We haven’t seen an egg since last month, so I am thinking my old girls are probably done laying for good. They have faked me out before though, and both love sleeping on these either way, so it is always nice to get a new one!

See you next time!

The Verdict: Henny+Roo was a really nice assortment this month, and full of useful items! The girls loved the treats the most, no surprise there. I appreciated the water additive and the fly tag, as well as the lovely scented lotion and the plant fertilizer. And, of course, Will has a new magazine, so we are all pretty pleased this month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box will be the welcome box followed by the July 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!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think about Henny+Roo?

"We make it easy to get products not available at your local feed store, build your poultry first aid kit, try new treats and coop items to keep your flock healthy and happy, and enjoy carefully selected chicken-themed gifts for yourself or a gift."
Megan K.
Megan K.
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.

Megan K.
Megan K.
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.
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24 comments

Ashley.C

Another wonderful chicken box review to make us all smile!!
It’s so funny to me that this box is SO popular every month. It’s like we forget about the makeup for a minute and enjoy the natural things in life.

Mellissa

Your reviews make my heart smile. Thank you for posting so many awesome chicken photos!!

Boxy Fox

I wait all month for these reviews! They’re my favorite.

We’ve yet to be able to break ground on our coop, but I’m hoping to have it up by this fall. We’re in the desert so we have a lot of days in the triple digits, and brown dirt everywhere. It makes me extremely jealous of your gorgeous yard!

Dee

This box makes me wish I was a chicken. 😩

Laura

Oh how I love these reviews! I miss our girls soooo much. Would have totally been getting this sub if we still had them. ❤️

Alli

I just brought home 3 pullets who are still very suspicious of me, so I’m excited to subscribe to this and hopefully bribe my way into their hearts with treats!

Amy in KC

I always love reading these reviews, even though I don’t have chickens. I am an avid gardener, so would love to see some gardening boxes, if they’re out there?!

Megan, do you have plans to add to your flock since both girls are not laying eggs anymore?

Cassandra

Another fun review and am enjoying the photos!

Mimosa

Hi Megan!

Henny & Roo time is the best time! So good to see the girls enjoying their handfuls of treats. Dizzy’s hard pass of the rather optimistically-named ‘Chicken Banquet Mineral Block’ was hilarious. The girls are looking good! I really need to get my hands on some of that water additive to see if my girls would like it.

It’s getting really cold at night where I live, and I’m not sure the electric blanket is enough for my girls (5 silkie chickens, 1 leghorn and 1 unidentified non-flying object). I noticed you had a heat lamp rigged up a few reviews back. Can you please share any tips on exactly what the lamp was, its usefulness, what we should be looking for, and any other cold weather care tips you think might help? It’s not cold enough to freeze their water, and we almost never get snow, but we certainly have freezing nights and a carpet of frost in the morning.

And please – if anyone else has some ideas on keeping chickies warm in their coop on frosty nights, please let me know! We have power to the coop and Mr Mimosa is pretty handy with construction, so we can rig something up if we can just work out what that should be?

Thank you for the gorgeous, informative and charming review, yet again! Please give the girls our best wishes.

Anna

Northern Minnesota here and we get very cold. Start with cold hardy breeds and a very well insulated coop. Use a heat lamp at night when very cold and we use the deep litter method also. More chickens means they keep each other warm. We use straw inside to keep warm. Good luck!

Mimosa

Hi Anna,
Thank you! That’s one of our problems – we only have one cold-hardy chicken, Ruby the Leghorn. We bought the silkies to round out our flock with chickens that don’t mind being cuddled by children. Unfortunately, they’re delicate. As we were leaving Farmer Bill’s ‘Fancy Chooks Farm’, he told us to keep them out of the cold, out of draughts, and to never let them get wet. Great. When they were young, we had some wet, freezing days where I’ve actually set the girls up in a pen inside watching ‘The Greatest Showman’ on repeat. (They like musicals).
Anyway, thank you for the ideas. I think it’s a great idea for us to add some more insulation and a heat lamp. Thank you!

jenny

I have kept a flock for the past 4 years in the Hudson Valley, NY. We have some cold winter days, but I have never had an issue with any of my girls from the weather. We keep enough chickens in our coop so they keep each other warm during the winter months (use a wide roosting pole so they can rest their bodies on their whole foot), and don’t overcrowd them so they’re not too hot in the summer – for our coop, between 6-9 is the perfect number. We have never used a heat source in the coop an no one has ever suffered frostbite or any other cold related issue.

Mimosa

Hi jenny,
Thank you! We have those good broad perches for happy chicken feet, and we did get extra chickies to keep each other warm, but we went and upgraded to a super-sized coop. Your post makes me realise I need to remove some of the perches to encourage them to huddle together at night. Thank you for sharing your own sage chicken-keeping ideas!

Laura

We use a heat lamp on super cold nights. The same one we used when they were babies!

Mimosa

Hi Laura,
Thank you! Do we need to go for anything like an infrared light or anything, or if I just look up ‘heat lamps’ on a poultry supply website, then that should do it? We are only in our second year of chicken-keeping, so all advice is really helpful, thank you.

Rose

What a lovely review. I would like to get some chickens…but we have a dog that lives to kill them (literally). If my husband gets another dog after this one, I hope he gets a bird-friendly kind (yes, he insists on getting pedigree dogs, not ones from the pound, so that’s why I’m being so specific).

Megan K.

I totally get that Rose! Some dogs just aren’t into chicken friends. Luckily all of ours are and we even have a cat who likes to guard them! Hope you can have your chickens someday!

Sherri

My favorite review, yay!! Hi girls, I’ve missed you!! <3 <3

Megan K.

I will give them your love Sherri!

Miss Pippa

We have 15 hens and while this box is not currently affordable for us, I do love your reviews. I hope in the future we will be able to subscribe.

Mimosa

Hi Miss Pippa,
Silver Laced Wyandottes are gorgeous! I so wish we could post pictures of our girls on these reviews!

Anna

Silver Laces are some of my favorite! We have two in our flock. We added California whites to the flock as well, not as pretty but cold hardy and good layers too!

Megan K.

I used to have 9! What breeds do you have?

Miss Pippa

They are all Silver Laced Wyandottes and such a great bunch of ladies.

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