How to Care for a Chicken’s Feet and Claws

If your chickens are in confinement, they may need some foot care from time to time. Truth be told, a chicken's foot is much more fragile than you might think. They look scaly and tough, and in most cases, they are pretty hardy. But did you know that all it takes for a chicken to get a fatal foot infection is a puncture wound? So it's important to know what your flock's feet need, and what you should watch for.

The Chicken Keeper’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021

We can't think of a better way to show the chicken keeper in your life that you care than by gifting their chickens too! While what they may really want is more chickens, live animals aren't the most practical present to place under the tree. Here are 20 gift ideas for chicken lovers that will be sure to get you lots of smiles on the big day!

Should I Brush My Chickens?

For new chicken keepers, the list of do’s and don’ts can be overwhelming. Eventually, you what other chicken keepers do, or don’t do, and you fall into a style and rhythm all your own. Some chicken keepers brush their chickens, so we wondered - is it really necessary?

How to Keep Your Chicken Run Dry

We love to keep our chickens in their natural environment but when it rains, things can get a little muddy, so it’s important to keep the chicken run dry. The end of a hot dry summer sometimes means a rainy Autumn. Here, at Henny+Roo, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves to help you keep your chickens outdoors and dry during the rainy seasons.  So read on to learn how to keep your chickens in their run, and nix the mud this season.

Should You Give Chickens More Than Just Water?

When it’s not the heat, but it’s the gosh darn humidity, you may wonder if you’re doing enough to keep your chickens hydrated. And, in most cases, ensuring your flock has access to cool clean water 24/7 is usually enough. But sometimes, you might want to consider giving your chickens a little bit more to get through the hottest of the hot dog days of summer.

Reasons To Grab a Beverage and Chill With Your Chickens

When you first decided to get chickens, it was probably because you wanted farm fresh eggs on-demand. But as you got to know your little flock, you realized how fascinating and entertaining those little dinosaurs are. So grab a lawn chair and your favorite beverage, and learn why it's good to chill with your chickens.

Top Chicken Treats to Beat the Heat

All summer, we’ve been focusing on keeping our chickens cool. Of course, that means providing fresh water, shade, and even a light breeze. But our favorite way to keep our chooks comfortable during a hot summer day is to spoil them with some cool treats. Not only are certain treats going to keep your chickens cool, but they’re also full of nutrients (and protein) to help keep your chickens in top egg-laying condition! Check out our favorites.

9 Ways to Help Your Chickens in Hot Weather

When the temperature rises, you’re not the only one dealing with the humidity. Your chickens are probably feeling the heat too. The good news is, there’s a lot you can do to keep your chickens comfortable when the summer sun starts shining. Here at Henny+Roo, we've got a few cool recommendations for you to help your chickens in hot weather.

Roosters With A Bad Rap (And Why You Might Want One)

Roosters get a bad reputation, but one bad egg in the bunch shouldn’t condemn an entire lot of roosters to the soup pot. So, to set the record straight let's take a look at commonly frowned-upon rooster behavior and how it’s actually good for the flock.

Selecting Spring Plants Chickens Won’t Eat

The deer in our area don’t care for Virginia bluebells, and neither do our chickens. Chickens love eating plants! Grass, leaves, flowers - they’ll eat everything leaving your yard bare if they like what you have growing. A rule of thumb that we go by when selecting plants for our yard is to select those … Continue reading Selecting Spring Plants Chickens Won’t Eat

8 Must-have Supplies for Raising Chickens

When you're getting started with chickens, one of the first things you need to do is ensure you have all the supplies needed for raising chickens. And the good news is, the basics are pretty straightforward. So we're giving you the lowdown on the must-haves and a few optional items.