March 2020 Sneak Peek

We’re teaming up with our friends from Exotic Nutrition Pet Supply Company to help you keep your flock happy and healthy! In your March Henny+Roo box, in addition to 5 other items for you and your chickens, you’ll get a 1 pound bag of Chicken Ecstasy, and a 12g bag of dried Calendula Flowers.

Chicken Ecstasy is a premium blend of red milo, crimped barley, dried meal worms, Omega-3 rich flax seed and other healthy ingredients. This all-natural feed supplement provides enrichment and encourages natural foraging behavior for chickens and other poultry. It’s a natural source of protein to provide energy to support birds in cold climates.

Calendula flowers are tasty to chickens and the vitamins and color naturally enhances the yolk color. Calendula helps with inflammation in the mouth or thrust or yeast overgrowth.

Start or restart your Henny+Roo subscription for monthly deliveries of healthy chicken keeping products and surprise high-quality gifts for you or your favorite chicken keeping enthusiast! Visit us at hennyandroo.com to subscribe or purchase a one-time box.

The Grub Life

An interview with Raoul Benavides, owner of Iowa Blue Farm

Raoul Benavides, Owner/Operator, Iowa Blue Farm

We were proud to feature Black Soldier Fly larvae from Iowa Blue Farm in our December box, and thought you’d like to get to know the owner, Raoul Benavides. We hope you enjoy learning about him and his business as much as we did!
-Your friends at Henny+Roo

Hi Raoul! How did you get started in this business and why are you passionate about BSF larvae?

I come from a long lineage of entrepreneurs. I am always searching for new ways to challenge myself. I wanted to do something tactile that was environmentally responsible. I think like a farmer and really love working on process based projects. Black Soldier Flies were a natural fit. (Learn more about Iowa Blue Farm here.)

What is your role at Iowa Blue Farm and how does your family support that?

I am the owner/operator. I wear all the hats. Of course, family and friends provided incredible amounts of support labor and feedback. I have had some really dear friends supporting me at the beginning. I did lots of experiments getting the flies to breed early on. I went from my basement to a 1000 square foot space and we are in the process of moving into a 10,000 square foot operation this month. From artists to designers to engineers, my team helped create the specialized gear needed to breed, feed, harvest, dry and package these very unique creatures.

Do you have any pets?

I have had a number of urban hens through out my life. Right now, I only have a lovely grouchy cat named Diego.

What’s your favorite part about your work?

 It’s incredibly rewarding. I get to manage and fine tune a whole life cycle of this beautiful insect and along the way lower the carbon footprint, provide jobs and feed chickens.

What’s surprised you about your business that you didn’t expect when you started?

At first, I didn’t really see the scale. This thing can be massive in cultural impact. I am hoping to open an indoor shrimp farm soon that runs entirely on Black Soldier Fly Larvae pellets. My dream is to turn the dried black soldier fly larvae into a small cookie that we can giveaway globally in order to end world hunger.

Big thanks to Raoul for sharing his work with us, and for providing his products, which we’re sure your flock will love, for our December boxes. Didn’t get one? We have just a few left in our Shop at hennyandroo.com, and for a limited time, you can save 10% sitewide with code CHICKENLOVE.

February 2020 Sneak Peek

We’re packing your January boxes and are in the process of shipping them today and Monday. Subscribers, look out for a shipping confirmation in your email shortly! In the meantime, we’re currently taking orders for our February box, and thought we’d share a sneak peek. We hope you feel the love, with 8 items for you and your flock, including this handmade, rustic Chicken Love Sign. This item was suggested by a subscriber, and we’re so glad we could make it happen! Order now, and use code CHICKENLOVE to save 10% on your first subscription, or any item in our Shop at: hennyandroo.com

Henny+Roo Farmhome Autumn 2019 Box – Presales Now Open!

Theme: Calm Gratitude

Henny+Roo Farmhome is here! Ordering information

What is modern farmhouse style? It’s warm, simple and rustic pieces formed of natural textures, wood, and galvanized steel. It’s well-used and well-loved items with natural beauty, and earthy colors that are sure to become family favorites.

What is included in the Henny+Roo Farmhome box? Each quarter, Henny+Roo will release a new set of 5-7 decor items like wall art, candles, small signs, seasonal centerpieces, and more. We can help you create a charming, rustic space you’ll love to live in. The actual retail price of the items included in the box surpass the cost of the box, making it a great value and a special gift. Subscribers to the Henny+Roo Box for Chicken Keepers save 10% on this and all Shop items automatically (log in at hennyandroo.com first).

The macrame garland from the Autumn 2019 Henny+Roo Farmhome box complements more traditional farmhouse elements and can be used as a light window covering, wall hanging above beds and doors, fireplace accent, or anywhere you want to incorporate modern, natural design accents.

Be surprised, or not! Order during our presale period to guarantee your delivery. If any boxes are left after presales, we will release photos of the box contents on social media and in our Shop, and make them available for purchase after the presale orders have shipped.

The macrame garland from the Autumn 2019 Henny+Roo Farmhome box is truly versatile in how it can be styled in your home. The box contains seven pieces incorporating traditional and modern farmhouse design.

Presales for the Autumn 2019 box run through September 30, while supplies last. The Autumn 2019 box ships October 1. If any boxes remain on October 8, we will release images of all of the contents of the box and make the remaining available for sale. Please note: Because we rely on multiple vendors, delays sometimes occur and dates are subject to change.

Presales for the Autumn 2019 Henny+Roo Farmhome box are open. Order while they last to guarantee your delivery.

Henny+Roo September 2019 Box Sneak Peek

Friends! We’re so excited to announce the first September Henny+Roo box Sneak Peek! We’ve had our eye on these rustic stone trivet trays for a while, but couldn’t get the quantity we needed until now. ALL current subscribers will get one in their September Henny+Roo subscription box for chicken keepers. Complements well with both modern and farmhouse kitchen decor.

Not yet a subscriber? Sign up now at hennyandroo.com, and you’ll start with a Welcome Box shipped right away, renew on 8/15, and continue with the September box shipping 9/6.

Summer Supplements

Our friend Dalia from Welcome to Chickenlandia shares why it’s important to supplement in summer for flock health.

Order Henny+Roo 3 in 1: Vitamins, Electrolytes, and Probiotics in our Shop and use code SUMMER10 to save 10% on your entire Shop order!

Inside the Henny+Roo July box

We loved working with the product vendors we partnered with for your July Henny+Roo subscription box for chicken keepers, and we hope you and your flock loved it. The July box featured:

– A big 2 pound bag of Flock Party Sunflower and Raisin Treats from Manna Pro Homestead (coupon included)

– Sani-Care Premium Hardwood Bedding from Espoma Naturals

– Henny+Roo 3 in 1 Vitamins, Minerals, and Electrolytes

– Green Goo Respiratory Care from Green Goo

– Independence Day inspired coop decor

– Henny+Roo Poultry First Aid Kit Bag

– A sample of new NEW Purina® Farm to Flock™ Hen Treats from Purina Poultry (coupon included)

– Cute Poultry Leg Bands from Chicken Hill Poultry

– Coupon for 10 lbs of Flygrubs for the first 100 who respond

We have a very limited number of July boxes left in our Shop if you didn’t get one. If you did, we hope you and your flock loved it! Please do us a favor and follow the companies who produced the awesome products in the July box, we know they’d appreciate it. ❤️

Get a July box here while they last: https://hennyandroo.cratejoy.com/shop/product/2218672999

Henny+Roo farmhome coming this fall

Do you love the rustic farmhouse style? So do we! We are so excited to announce that we will soon have a subscription option just for you.

Each season Henny+Roo farmhome boxes will feature small batch makers, upscale home decor and gifts, and more – all in a modern and warm farmhouse aesthetic. Think cozy blankets, wooden farm decor, galvanized steel accents, natural textiles, and simple leather goods. We are partnering with a fabulous group of designers and curators of all things farmhouse style to bring you a box we know you’ll love.

Credit: Architectural Digest

Presales begin on October 15, and we will begin shipping our first box, WINTER, on December 1. Look out for more details in the weeks ahead.

Are you a maker of goods in the farmhouse style? We want to hear from you. Email us at info@hennyandroo.com and tell us about your handmade items.

The June 2019 Henny+Roo Box Reveal

Not just for chickens!

Subscribers, we hope you love the June box as much as these two do! Inside, you’ll get:

🌸Free Range Chicken Gardens by author Jessi Bloom​

🌸 Green Pea Flakes from Exotic Nutrition Pet Supply Company​

🌸 Chicken Banquet Mineral Block from ZooMed Laboratories Inc.​

🌸 Flock Party Mealworms from Manna Pro​

🌸 A lovely Egg Yolk Soap from My Pet Chicken​ with a bamboo soap dish

🌸 Fly Ribbon from Catchmaster​

🌸 #ChickensMatter decal promoting chicken rescue from Chickens Matter​

Didn’t get the June box? We’ve got a few left for sale in our Shop at hennyandroo.com! And follow these awesome companies who are working hard to promote the hobby of chicken keeping, and keeping our flocks healthy and happy! 🐓💕

July 2019 Sneak Peek

Our June boxes ship this week, and we are already looking to July!

Respiratory diseases, while often not life-threatening, are one of the most commonly observed backyard chicken ailments, and some respiratory diseases are more common in summer. That’s why Henny+Roo is preparing you for the possibility of illness with a tin of Green Goo 100% All Natural Respiratory Care.

Gree Goo Respiratory Care helps to relieve the symptoms of respiratory disease, including coughing, wheezing, sneezing and congestion. It also treats scaly leg mites.

Subscribe for automatic monthly deliveries of thoughtfully selected products for backyard chickens and gifts for owners, at hennyandroo.com. This box is also available without a subscription in our Shop. The July boxes ship 7/5 and contain seven additional items. Reserve yours today!

Green Goo Respiratory Care Ingredients: Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Ravensara Essential Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Organic Beeswax.