Khoyniki was first mentioned in 1512 as a village in the Bragin County in the Great Duchy of Lithuania. Since 1793 it was a part of Russian Empire. Since 1938 it was an urban settlement in Polesskaya (since 1954 — Gomel) province. Since 1967 it is a town.
Khoyniki is an administrative, economical and cultural center of a district. A branch of Gomel plant "Ghydroprivod", a cannery, a feed mill, a creamery, a peat-briquetting factory, a concrete product plant, a car repair plant and an art factory work in the town.
Guide to towns and district centers of Republic of Belarus. A.V. Varivonchik [etc.]