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The henbag and henbag coin purse make a fun, inexpensive gift for the backyard chicken keeper. #backyardchickens #christmasgiftideas #backyardchickenlove #henbag #birthdaygiftideas

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The Henbag, and the Henbag coin purse, make a unique, fun, inexpensive and most importantly of all - chicken-centered - idea for a gift at any time of year!

Just to be clear, I don't own this bag - yet (sob!). It's not available in Europe and the cost of shipping and customs is too high to justify buying it. However, it's on my wish list for the next time I go across to the States!

This review is based on comments and reviews from family, friends and others who do own it.

What do you buy for the backyard chicken keeper (or the aspiring backyard chicken keeper!) who has everything?

Why, the henbag of course!

Let's be honest - this is not a high fashion item! If you want a stylish accessory for an elegant night out, this is not it!

But if you want a fun item which will turn heads and start conversations, this is definitely the gift you've been looking for!

Let's take a look at them both in more detail.

If you've already decided to buy, just click here or on one of the images (except the Pin - that's for saving till later if you've got no time right now). 

The Henbag.

How well made is it?

It's yellow, it's rubber, it's chicken-shaped! What more is there to say? 


  • It's really well made, very strong
  • Because it's made of rubber (except for the handles and the bottom which are nylon) it's showerproof - rain just runs off it!
  • For the same reason, it cleans very easily. Spilled something on it? No problem - just wipe it clean!
  • Inside is very spacious (but see comments below about the zipper).

Are there any drawbacks?

The zip is quite short - about 6" - which can make it hard to get stuff in and out of. 

Some people report a "toxic" smell. Rubber does tend to smell. It's just the way it is.

Because it comes folded up, it will take some time for the folds to come out. The way to help it along is to keep it filled.

Oh and - it doesn't lay eggs. Not even rubber ones.

What people who bought the Henbag are saying.

"If you're gonna go poultry, might as well go all the way!"

"Great for some grins and giggles... This bag is a scream!"

"I always get positive comments about it. It's worth it for the attention alone!"

"Almost everywhere I go, someone comments on my "chicken". More times than not, they think she's pretty awesome!"

"The main reason to buy a handbag shaped like a chicken is because it's a handbag shaped like a chicken!"

How many Golden Eggs does the Henbag deserve?

If you follow any of my reviews you know I award a number of Golden Eggs depending on how good I reckon the item to be.

5 is a "you need to get this product now!" kind of thing, and 1 is more "wouldn't touch this is if it was the last thing on earth".

So - how many Golden Eggs should the Henbag be awarded?

4 Golden Eggs for the Henbag! Why? The zipper is just a little too short. Read more, here.

Why only 4?

If you're just using it for fun, I'd score it a whole 5. But if you're expecting to be able to get things in and out easily, it has to have one egg taken away.

It's clear from people's comments that the zipper, although it's well made, is too short. If that's not a problem for you then definitely go for it!

Wrapping up the Henbag...

Buy now!

It's cute. It's a conversation starter. It's a great gift for Christmas or a birthday if you know a crazy chicken lady. It's good for kids (once the smell has gone) because they've got little enough hands to fit in the opening.

Click here or on the "Buy Now" button to get it from Amazon.

The Henbag Coin Purse.

The perfect companion for the Henbag - the Henbag coin purse! 

How well made is it?

  • Again, this is a fun item rather than a functional purse.
  • It's made by the same people and in the same material as the Henbag: pale yellow rubber.
  • Great for kids whose small hands can more easily reach inside.


Again, the same issues: the zipper is much too small and the material tends to smell.

It's also quite expensive for such a small item.

And because it's not on show, it doesn't attract the same attention as the Henbag does.

How many Golden Eggs does the coin purse deserve?

2 Golden Eggs - a disappointing review!

2? Really?

I'm afraid so.

Even though it would be a good novelty gift, or a nice little gift for a child, the combination of smell, the opening being too small and the coin purse not even being on show makes me think this isn't a great deal.

But if you want it for the novelty value, go ahead and buy!

Wrapping up the coin purse...

Click to buy the Henbag coin purse now from Amazon!

It's cute, it's rubbery and it's a chicken. It won't fit adult-sized fingers so to get your money out you have to empty it into your hand. It would be good as a key purse and it makes a nice stocking-stuffer for a chicken-loving child..

Click here
or on the "Buy Now" button to get it from Amazon!

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