A look inside the Henny+Roo May Box for Chicken Keepers

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 farmhouse-style garden flag!

The April box sold out, and we fully expect the May box to sell out too. Because of the limited supply, the May box will not be available on our website as a non-subscription purchase. You have to be a current subscriber to get it, so it’s a great time to start or reactivate your subscription!

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A Look Inside the Henny+Roo March 2021 Box

The February boxes are being prepared to ship this week, so let’s talk about March!

Our monthly subscription boxes for chicken keepers are intended to be surprise boxes. We love hearing about the feeling you get when you open a box of goodies just for you and your flock!

The Henny+Roo March 2021 Box features our exclusive Spring Hen Pouch! At 9″x6″, it’s perfect for carrying all of your essentials. You’ll get a jump on spring decorating with the distressed silver sitting hen figurine – it’s made of resin and hand painted (4.5″ h x 6″ w). And for the flock, a big 1.5 lb. bag of Henny+Roo Pecktacular Grains and mealworms. Plus, 5 other items to care for your flock, The items in this box retail at over $60.

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Saturdays are Time to Lime!

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Our poor ladies. With the cold and snow here in northern Illinois, they’ve been in their coop more than ever. Not only because we haven’t been outside to hang with them while they free range and keep them safe from predators, but because they refuse to step foot in the white stuff.

So the coop and run…let’s just say there’s more poop in there than usual. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been using First Saturday Lime, and it’s made a big difference in drying up the poop and reducing odor.

In the coop, lime reduces odors, repels pests, protects against most bug larvae (stick fleas, lice, mites), improves calcium levels, and reduces moisture which discourages the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. First Saturday Lime recommends you apply it monthly, and you can remind yourself to do it on the first Saturday. Get it? First Saturday? So smart!

There are different types of lime, and you do have to choose a product that is safe around animals.

We know that some lime (hydrated lime, calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide) can burn skin, and some lime (dolomitic, straight out of the quarry) isn’t very strong.

First Saturday Lime came up with a formulated version of hydrated lime, which is just as strong but safer. It lacks the caustic nature of hydrated lime, while also containing virtually no silica as in dolomitic lime. First Saturday Lime can be handled by bare hands (and chicken feet), free from worry. They’ll likely take a few nibbles, and that’s OK.

First Saturday Lime is also useful outside the chicken coop!

  • Organic pest barrier. Just pour around the base of your home once a month for insect control
  • Safe for children, pets, animals and organic farming
  • Stabilizes pH levels and removes algae from ponds and aquariums
  • Sanitize chicken coops, stables, barns and kennels
  • Increase soil pH levels for “sweeter,” more fertile soil
  • Use as a limewash for walls and crafts
  • Change hydrangeas’ color to pink

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