Subscription Box Review: Henny & Roo for Chickens & Their Keepers

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I bought my first subscription box. I settled on the Henny & Roo subscription to give this whole monthly surprise box thing a go, and I was not disappointed! I want to preface this whole post by saying I paid retail for my monthly subscription, and wrote this post out of my own volition. After receiving the box and being so tickled by it, I decided to become an affiliate for Cratejoy. If you purchase a box using the links in this post I will make a small commission, which will promptly be deposited into the goat fund. My future goats thank you, and will reward you with some adorable bleating and perhaps baby goat pajama party videos. 

Ok, now that that's over with, what was in the box?! Let me show you!

The contents of the November 2017 Box

The contents of the November 2017 Box

Exciting stuff right? I subscribe to the "Henny & Roo Monthly Box" which is $29.95 + shipping for a total of $35.90. There is a smaller box for $20.95 + shipping, which has one full size bag of their coop herbs, a full sized bag of treats, and a surprise item. Here's a breakdown of what I received in my full size box for November 2017:

1. The first thing in the box is an adorable Henny & Roo kitchen towel. Everyone knows chicken owners have to replace all of their everyday, mundane, decorative items with awesome, chicken themed treasures. So I was stoked with this item! I have two ovens though, so I'll need to pop into Henny & Roo's store to snag the set. If you decide you need one as well and are planning to subscribe, subscribe first so you save 10% off of everything in their store. Being a subscriber comes with perks!

2. The next item in the box is the gorgeous, hand drawn print of a Plymouth Barred Rock Hen hatching eggs. If I'm being totally honest I'm going to have trouble parting with this card. Whoever gets it must be super special to me! You can snag beautiful prints at the artist's website www.srosedahl.com. She also designed a chicken adult coloring book, which I have to have. Maybe Santa will put it in my stocking?

3. The next item is Happy Hens Treats leg bands. This item may not get used here, but it would have been super helpful when our flock first arrived. It took me forever to figure out how to tell the ladies apart and these bands would have let us name them right away. I don't have any plans to order another large flock as chicks again, but we will be getting 2 or 3 chicks every spring so we can have eggs through molting season. I may use them then to label the new gals, or if a friend starts a large flock I'll have a gift for them!

4. The first treat bag is a sample of the Chick-O-Rama Flock Frenzy. Their treats are great because they are made in the US, and contain no artificial ingredients. They are also non-GMO, if you look out for that sort of thing. The ladies loved it, and the bag was big enough for two scratch visits, which is great! That treat bill can really start to add up....

5.  Which is why I was so excited there was a 2nd treat sample! I was thrilled to see the Scratch & Peck Feeds Scratch N' Corn sample, because I had been eyeing this specific brand for scratch when I started buying treats. I ultimately bought our first few bags from the feed store. They were small 2 lb bags for $6, which fit my budget a little better at the time. What I failed to notice though, was the organic scratch from Scratch & Peck is currently $32.99 (with free shipping!) for a 20lb bag on Amazon. Which is only $1.65/lb compared to the $3/lb of the non-organic treats. You bet your buckets I just ordered a 20lb bag of the organic scratch. When you are building your homestead, every dollar you can save counts! Prices on Amazon change all the time, so the price may be different when you go to buy it. Don't get all antsy and hit that one-click button before you check! 

Scratch & Peck gets 11 butts up from our flock!

Scratch & Peck gets 11 butts up from our flock!

6. Next there is the Henny & Roo Peppermint Lavender Comb & Wattle Salve. This salve helps prevent frostbite on your chickens' combs and wattles, and can also be used on cuts and scrapes to promote healing. Double duty! If you decide to keep it for yourself, you can use it on your dry, cracked winter hands for relief that smells good. I was stoked to receive this item, because frostbite is something our flock is susceptible to because of our freezing temps. I'm doing everything I can to keep it above freezing in the coop, but so far my attempts to insulate haven't succeeded. The ladies are fine at temps below freezing, as long as there is no humidity, but if I see it is humid on our hygrometer and it is going to be below freezing, I'll put the salve on them. Vaseline will work as well, but it's not as fun.

7. The last items in the box are the saline solution and syringe. These items will be so valuable in our chicken first aid kit if we ever need them. The saline is sterile, and the syringe is wrapped, so if you have an injured chicken, or something gets stuck in their eye you can flush it quickly without fear of introducing infection. 

Every box is lined with a couple sheets if nesting box material, which I promptly added to the coop. A nice, soft, clean place for fresh eggs to land.    

My chickens let me hold them when I bring them presents. J/K, you can see how annoyed Penny is with me for picking her up!

My chickens let me hold them when I bring them presents. J/K, you can see how annoyed Penny is with me for picking her up!

So why did I subscribe anyway? Once you are an adult, there aren't many surprises in life. I saw this as an opportunity to be excited for a mystery gift (I bought for myself), and get things we need or should try for the chickens. Our flock is more than just a bunch of egg layers to us, they are also our pets. So their health and happiness are important. Building a first aid kit is something I should have done before they even arrived, but I didn't do it, and this box promises fun and functional items every month so eventually we will have a fully stocked first aid kit and chicken care shelf without having to buy it all at once. Knock on wood we haven't had a chicken emergency yet, but now with the handful of things we have plus a few things from the human first aid kit, I feel confident we could handle it. 

Thinking you may want to subscribe too? Let me push you over the edge. December 2017's box is going to have a copy of How to Speak Chicken by Melissa Caughey. It is taking all of my willpower not to purchase this book now and be patient for my box. I am so excited for this book. Chicken behavior fascinates me, and I can't wait to learn more! 

Do you subscribe to any boxes? I'd love to hear about it! The other box I'm thinking about is the Homesteading Box, but I can only afford one box at a time. Tell me about your subscription box experience either here on the blog, or on Instagram or Facebook!

Cheers!

Bev 

This post contains ads & affiliate links (this links to our full disclosure about browser cookies, and way more than you probably wanted to know about ads and affiliate marketing). We make a small commission when you purchase from some of the links shared in this post. Making a purchase from a link will not cause you to pay more or affect your purchase in any way. It will however, support our wildest farmin' dreams, which is mighty awesome of you.