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Chicken Cupcakes

Our family jumped on the urban chicken bandwagon about a year ago and we haven’t looked back.   Our five chickens are family members who provide us with daily fresh eggs with deep golden yolks.  We like to spoil them with our kitchen scraps – apple cores, collard greens, mango skins to pick clean, and basil and cilantro stems.  Admittedly, our chickens don’t concern themselves much with aesthetics.  They are happy to eat directly off their wood chip- (and poop-) laden coop floor, but as we move  into peak laying season, I thought our ladies deserved an extra special and adorable treat.  As any good urban hipster would do, I made chicken treat cupcakes.

Chicken Cupcakes

These chicken treat cupcakes don’t use any eggs.  Some people do feed eggs to their chickens for protein (and I’m not judging), but something about it feels icky to me.  These cupcakes are made with a blend of their regular organic chicken feed, oats, raisins, and almond butter.  I frost them with an almond butter frosting and top them with my chickens’ absolute favorite treat – grapes!  The cupcakes don’t hold together very well, which doesn’t matter at all.  Serve them in the wrappers and let the girls have at it.  You can also freeze the cupcakes before serving for a cool treat on a hot day!

Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

My cupcakes for chickens are adapted from a chicken cake recipe by Janice Cole, author of a memoir all about raising chickens.  If you’d like to get started with a small flock of your own, have a look at her book and also feel free to ask me any questions.

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Chicken Cupcakes
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Cupcakes for Chickens

Our chickens don't concern themselves much with aesthetics.  They are happy to eat directly off their wood chip- (and poop-) laden coop floor, but as we move  into peak laying season, I thought our ladies deserved an extra special and adorable treat.  As any good urban hipster would do, I made chicken treat cupcakes.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no-bake desserts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 cupcakes
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter or peanut butter all-natural and salt-free
  • 1/2 cup chicken feed
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 6 grapes

Instructions

  1. Heat up half of the nut butter in the microwave until it is soft.
  2. Mix with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Place six cupcake liners in a cupcake tin.
  4. Divide mixture evenly between liners, packing the mixture in tightly.
  5. Add a tablespoon of water at a time to the remaining nut butter and mix completely. Keep adding until the nut butter is soft enough to pipe onto the chicken treat cupcakes.
  6. Frost the cupcakes and top each one with a grape.
  7. Freeze (so that your chickens will have a nice cool treat).
  8. When ready to serve, remove and thaw for a few minutes.
  9. If your chickens are like mine, they might be a bit "chicken" at first and shy away from the cupcakes, but once they try them, they'll be happy!
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