The July 2021 Henny+Roo Box for Chicken Keepers is here!

Your July box is meant for fun, inside and outside of the coop!

You’ll get:

Chubby Mealworms – Consider rehydrating this treat favorite in water before serving in hot weather.

Chicken Salad Seeds – For those who really like to spoil your flock! All seeds are non-GMO, and sourced, printed and packaged in the USA. Feed directly to chickens if you don’t wish to start the seeds. For sprouting, consider purchasing our Mesh Mason Jar Lid, which makes the required rinsing of sprouts easy!

Henny+Roo Vanilla Fly Repellant – Hang in coop to keep flies away. Replace every 10 days or so. Available in packs of 5 at hennyandroo.com

Flock Fixer by Strong Animals with Essential Oils: A vitamin-rich additive that helps hydrate, restores vital nutrients and helps support immunity.

Chicks Love This Feed from Green Ribbon Fertilizer: Egg to layer, Chicks Love This! provides a complete, complex, natural, and sustainable feed designed to optimize feed for birds from egg to about 7 or 8 weeks of life.

Tweezers: A must for every poultry first aid kit (because you don’t want to use your own)!

Henny+Roo Chicken Print Beach Towel: Show off your passion for poultry at the beach, pool, or your own bathroom.

Logo Sunglasses: You’ll be the coolest chicken keeper around. Trust us.

Nesting Box Liner: In every box! For use with mature hens.

Since 2016, Henny+Roo has provided chicken keepers with high-quality, fun, and useful products for their flock – delivered straight to their doors monthly. Use code NEWSUB to save 10% on your first subscription!

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!

Check out our monthly terms at hennyandroo.com 🐓

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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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.