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.

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.

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

The 2021 Henny+Roo Spring Bonus Box is here!

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!

6 Things To Know Before Getting Chickens

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

Find Beautiful Plans for Your Next Chicken Coop

When it comes to creating the perfect chicken coop for your new flock, you may have something special in mind. But if you’re not familiar with planning a construction project, you might be looking for a little inspiration and guidance. So we’ve put together this list of ideas that will help get those wheels turning.

The January 2020 Henny+Roo Poultry Supply and Gift Box

Well, 2020 was one heck of a year, right? That's why we were so happy to get a box of happy mail out to our chicken keeper subscribers to celebrate the new year. If you're not a subscriber, you can still order the January 2021 box here. Here's what's inside: Mealworm Treats: High-protein treats to … Continue reading The January 2020 Henny+Roo Poultry Supply and Gift Box

Avoid Coop Fires

Sadly, we are already reading of coops lost to fire caused by heat lamps. If you have cold hardy breeds suited for your climate, they do not need supplemental heat in the coop. Here in Northern IL, our issue is frozen water, and since we were given this panel heater from PetNF to try out, … Continue reading Avoid Coop Fires