Hentastic recently sent us their new Starter Pack to have a look at, and we were impressed!
It was packaged in a rustic-looking cardboard box and crammed full of goodies for the chickens. The pack contains 2 feeders and 6 packets of treats; there was a Chick Stick Feeder and 2 packets of Chick Sticks, a Jumbo Chicken Treat Feeder with a Jumbo Chicken Treat, 2 Foraging Cakes and a packet of Foraging Feast – all the girls favourite things!
Our hens love the Chick Sticks and the feeder in this pack holds 6 Chick Sticks off the ground and provides entertainment as well as a nutritious treat for the girls. The Chick Sticks in the Starter Pack are 1 each of the Cinnamon & Spice and Oregano, Mint, Turmeric & Garlic variety. We’re very keen to supplement the hens diet with herbal products and these chick sticks are ideal. The Cinnamon & Spice sticks contain cinnamon, ginger, mixed herbs and turmeric; cinnamon is known to reduce infection and has antibacterial properties and ginger is an anti-inflammatory and will support the hens immune system. The Oregano, Mint, Turmeric & Garlic are equally full of goodness; oregano is a natural antibiotic, mint helps with respiratory health, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and garlic will benefit circulation. You can see how much the hens love Chick Sticks here.
Also in the Starter Pack is a feeder that will hold 1 Jumbo Chicken Treat or 2 Foraging Cakes. Included are a Mint & Parsley and a Garlic, Ginger & Herbs Foraging Cake as well as a Oregano, Mint, Turmeric & Garlic Jumbo Chicken Treat – containing the herbs that we want our chickens to be eating to help boost their immune system and benefit their overall health. You can see our hens demonstrating the Jumbo Chicken Treat feeder here.
Finally, there’s a packet of Foraging Feast – the Oregano, Mint, Turmeric & Garlic variety, providing the same nutrition and goodness in the Chick Sticks but in pellet form for the hens to scratch at, or eat out of your hand, as demonstrated here.
Overall, we think the Starter Pack is a great idea for the new or seasoned hen keeper as it provides a variety of high quality and nutritious treats for your chickens, and includes the feeders that hold the food securely and off the ground. Watch out for this product launching soon!