25 Homemade Healthy Treats For Chickens

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Your chickens work hard to provide you a source of eggs and maybe even some meat for food. One way to show your appreciation is make your own homemade healthy treats for chickens.

1. Make some fresh oatmeal balls as a healthy treat for your chickens.


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2. Combine just a few healthy ingredients to make sushi ball treats using this great recipe from Fresh Eggs Daily.

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3. Mix fresh fruits and veggies with cottage cheese or yogurt to make a tasty treat for your chickens.


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4. A superb treat for your chickens is some leftovers from a healthy meal.



5. Farm your own or buy a package mealworms with these instructions to give to your chickens as a healthy treat.


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6. A bale of straw is a great item to have to keep chickens from becoming bored.


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7. Mix some corn with food pellets when feeding your chickens. Non-GMO corn is best.


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8. Watermelon contains a lot of minerals and is a perfect treat for chickens.


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9. Make warm water with some blackstrap molasses for cold winter days. Not to much molasses (diarrhea) and make sure the water’s not too hot – just warm – to warm up their little insides.

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10. Don’t cut those pumpkins up! Just cut a hole in the top large enough for the chickens to get their head through.


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11. Make a scratch sunflower nut wreath for your chickens for a little holiday flair in the chicken coop. This recipe is sure to be a hit.


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12. Fresh squash from your garden or kitchen scraps can make a delicious treat for chickens.


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13. Well cooked meat scraps on the bones can be served to chickens.  They will pick the bones clean.


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14. Leftover eggs shells can also be ground up with other pieces of food.


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15. Make a homemade flock block for your chickens. This is sure to keep them busy, especially in the winter months.


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16. A healthy chicken treat can be made from ground up pumpkin seeds.


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17. Make a tasty Molt Meatloaf for your chickens.


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18. Chickens love sunflower seeds.


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19. Fodder is super easy to grow and it’s nutritious for your flock.


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20. On a hot day, make healthy frozen treats for your chickens to help keep them cool.


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21. String fresh fruit and vegetables together to create a holiday garland treat.



22. Sprout your own grains for your flock to give them fresh greens even in the winter months.


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23. Make a cucumber tetherball that works as a healthy treat and a boredom buster.

23. Make fresh cups of frozen blueberries like Mel. Feel free to add additional goodies to the berries.


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24. Apples cored and strung together also entertain a flock while serving as a delicious treat.


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25. How Many Treats Should I Feed My Chicken?

Find out all about how many treats you can feed your chickens and how often you should feed them treats from the folks of FreshEggsDaily.com.  They provide a simple formula and also great information about what you should NOT feed your chickens. Read on here.


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