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.
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!
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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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 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.
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
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 … Continue reading A Look Inside the Henny+Roo March 2021 Box
You may have noticed that there is an increased interest in backyard chicken keeping, and many first-timers are starting their flock. And while Spring is typically the time for increased chick sales regardless of world events, this New York Times article explains how in times of economic uncertainty, sales of live chickens increase. If being … Continue reading 6 reasons why NOW is the perfect time to start your backyard chicken flock
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 … Continue reading The Grub Life
Dried calendula flowers are a useful items in your natural chicken keeping toolbox. Learn more from our friend Dalia from Welcome to Chickenlandia. https://youtu.be/nc38chIKk9s