The Henpecker® is a handmade seed cake that hangs from the top of your hen house. One Henpecker will last 4 to 5 days in a coop with two hens. So if you leave for a long weekend you know your girls will have enough to eat.

But the Henpecker isn't just about nutrition. It's also a source of entertainment.

Your hens will never be bored with a Henpecker hanging around. Hens are simply fascinated with the Henpecker. So boredom related problems like egg eating and henpecking can simply disappear! And watching them go after it is a blast.

Developed by a former NASA scientist, the Henpecker is a complete and balanced diet. So you won't have to worry that your hens are getting all they need to stay healthy.

I don't program satellites for NASA anymore. I feed my chickens. And hope to feed yours as well.

When I retired after 25 years at the Goddard Space Flight Center I became obsessed with raising hens. Not just any hens. But hens that lay blue eggs. A chance conversation with a neighbor triggered my quest. To have blue eggs for breakfast every day of my life.

Of course if you're reading this you're already a chicken aficionado. You know that the Araucana and Ameraucana lay blue eggs. At the time I didn't know the difference between a Langshan and a Leghorn.

But I did my homework. Then raised my chicks. And when they laid their first eggs I was ecstatic. They were a delightful shade of blue! Samantha and Autumn have been making me breakfast ever since.

To reciprocate I began making food for them. But only the best would do for my girls. All my NASA skills were brought to bear on the subject of chicken nutrition. The result was the formula for Henpeckers.

Friends and neighbors noticed how much enjoyment Sam and Autumn were getting from their Henpecker. And they began asking me to make them for their hens as well. When I found myself spending several hours a day fulfilling these requests I decided to start making them on a larger scale. And thus was hatched.

My girls are happier and healthier thanks to the Henpecker. Yours will be too.

Your hens will be happier

Chickens get bored and this can lead to bullying and egg eating. When a Henpecker appears, boredom disappears. Happier hens. That's the point.

You can leave for long weekends without worry

One Henpecker will last for 4 to five days in a coop of two hens. For more hens add more Henpeckers and relax. Your girls will be well fed.

Henpeckers will keep your hens healthy

Designed by a former NASA scientist, each Henpecker is a complete and balanced diet for layers. It is handmade from all natural ingredients and contains 16% protein.

Henpeckers will make you happy

It will do your heart good to see the enjoyment your girls get from their Henpecker. It's really fun to watch.

Hi there. The name's Betty. Betty Barnevelder. I've got a full time job laying eggs and ruling the roost. But I recently got this incredible side gig as the spokeschicken for But man it wasn't easy. I beat out some pretty tough competition.

Dozens of spokeschicken hopefuls were interviewed for this lofty perch. It was, if you'll excuse the expression, a real cattle call. The Henpecker staff talked to Leghorns, Australorps, Hamburgs, Redcaps, and Rosecombs just to name a few. You never saw so many beautiful hens in one place at the same time.

As you probably gathered from my name I'm a Barnevelder. I found out after I got the job that there was initially some reluctance about going with a Barnevelder. I guess because a lot of people dismiss us as just show birds. Hey, I admit we've got the best legs in the chicken universe. And I'll put our plumage up against any other breed. But the folks at Henpeckers wanted more than just a pretty face.

They wanted a hen with a world view. A well read hen. One with expertise in more than just the egg laying department. I'm happy to say they made the right choice. I've got knowledge that goes far beyond the barnyard. And I'm not afraid to tell it like it is.

What put me over the top was my interview. I nailed it! And the highlights from this tell all session are available in a special report. It's entitled 11 Secrets Your Chickens Are Keeping From You. Your free copy is available courtesy of I urge you to read it. And feel free to pass it on to other chicken aficionados. And be sure to check out my blog.

Yours truly,


What makes a Henpecker unique?

Henpeckers provide more than just nutrition. Henpeckers are entertainment for your birds. One of our customers described the Henpecker as an Xbox for chickens.

Are Henpeckers regular rations or a treat?

Henpeckers are nutritionally complete. So in fact they could serve as regular rations. However, most backyard chicken farmers use a combination of Henpeckers and regular feed.

Are Henpeckers organic?

Henpeckers are made predominantly from organic ingredients. We'll let you know when we get our USDA "organic" certification.

How long will a Henpecker last in my henhouse?

Our tests suggest that one Henpecker will last three to five days in a coop with two hens.

Do Henpeckers need to be refrigerated?

Henpeckers do not need refrigeration but it's a good idea because refrigeration will extend their shelf life.

What's in a Henpecker?

Henpeckers are handcrafted from healthy, organic ingredients, including:

  • Cracked corn
  • Red lentils
  • Green lentils
  • Brown lentils
  • Millet
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Oat groats
  • Soft white wheat
  • Kelp
  • Whole grain quinoa
  • Flax seed
  • Honey
  • Agave syrup
  • Corn starch
  • Karaya gum
  • Peanuts
  • Cranberries

Are Henpeckers appropriate for chicks?

No. Chicks require a different diet than layers. Henpeckers are formulated for laying hens.

Are Henpeckers designed for layers or broilers or both?

Henpeckers have been formulated for laying hens. Broilers require a diet higher in protein. However a broiler's diet can be supplemented with a Henpecker. And broilers will enjoy the same diversionary pleasure of a Henpecker.

Are Henpeckers made in the U.S.?


What is the shelf life of a Henpecker?

The shelf life of a Henpecker is three months. The shelf life may be extended if the Henpecker is refrigerated.

Will you post pictures of my hens?

Absolutely. Please send us pictures of your girls. And look for them to be posted in the "chick pics" section.

Will a Henpecker keep my hens from getting hungry if I leave for a long weekend?

Yes. Make sure to hang one Henpecker for every two birds in your henhouse.

Why do Henpeckers contain cranberries?

Not only do hens love cranberries, their antimicrobial qualities support your birds' health.

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