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.
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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!
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?
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.
Subscriptions started or reactivated now through September 30 will start with the October box, shipping the first week of October. We started with a new packing and shipping partner with the September box, and were thrilled at how quickly they arrived at the homes of our subscribers! We are hoping that fast delivery extends through … Continue reading October Henny+Roo Box Sneak Peek
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.
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.
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.
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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.
It's important to dig deep and learn about the common chicken predators in your area. Knowing what you're up against can help you protect your flock from the beginning.
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
Subscribers, take a look inside your May box! Your April box is in transit, and while you await its arrival, we are putting the finishing touches on your May box. First, your chickens will come running for the @exoticnutrition Chicken Treat Variety Pack. And you’ll be able to welcome guests with our cute Henny+Roo exclusive … Continue reading A look inside the Henny+Roo May Box for Chicken Keepers
A celebration of Spring chicken keeping: The Henny+Roo 2021 Spring Bonus Box It's only February, but we've got our eye on Spring! Our Spring Bonus Box features three unique products for your flock, and two for you (because, you deserve them). Spring Hens Tote (matches the Spring Hens Zipper Pouch from the March 2021 Henny+Roo … Continue reading The 2021 Henny+Roo Spring Bonus Box is here!
Getting your first flock of chickens is an exciting adventure. Visions of bountiful egg harvests, peeping baby chicks, and coops full of clucking hens occupy your dreams. But we're here to tell you, there's a few things we wish we had known before we brought chickens into our lives. And the good news is, we're … Continue reading 6 Things To Know Before Getting Chickens