baking mishap, can chickens have chocolate chips?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hooterville, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    HI all,
    I couldn't find the link for the bad stuff, so can someone tell me if chickens can have chocolate chips? I made a recipe that didn't have the right amount of sugar and the cookies aren't too good. They have oats, brown sugar, flour, eggs, pecans and 1 cup mixed butterscotch and chocolate chips. I think they would love these cookies, but I'm afraid of the chocolate chips.
    It made about 60 cookies.
    Thanks a bunch!
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I wouldn't give them chocolate. Chocolate has substances in it that are caffeine-like and this may not be good for them. It is often said to be very bad for dogs and cats.
  3. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Quote:Play it safe and just toss them out. I giggled a little at this--not to be mean or anything but it reminds me of my cooking disaster--didn't add enough flour, and realizing this halfway through baking, I opened the oven to find little piles of chocolate chips surrounded by a soupy mess! yuk... [​IMG]
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I don't know about chickens, but I can tell with certainty that cows think they are really terrific!!
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I'd let them have the cookies, personally, tho not regularly of course. Someone on here is bound to give me heck for it, but I allow my chickens to eat anything and everything, and have never lost one yet.

    I love them for their wildness, wiliness and good nature in all situations. They live in dumps and compost heaps and jungles and slums, worldwide, happily. Bet they find a a chocolate chip occasionally, and still survive.

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  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    No idea if they can... but mine have eaten a whole pan of messed up chocolate cakes with a whole cup of cocoa powder in it... They are still alive and kicking. Then again, they also have picked though avacado peels, uncooked potato peels, eaten styrofoam, steal the salt laden cat food daily, and who knows what else.

    Only thing I can say is that they have free access to regular rations and free range with no fences so don't have to eat things they don't want to and don't eat too much things that may be "bad" out of boredom.
  7. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    The amount of chocolate needed to damage a chicken, dog, etc. would be waaaaay more than they would get from a couple of choc chip cookies. I'm with silkiechicken, mine have had choc cake and stuff lots of times and so have my dogs.
  8. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yup..I agree...the little bit of chocolate they will consume with the cookies probably won't hurt them. My girls have eaten enough styrofoam to insulate a small room...and they are fine! (I have learned from this and it is no longer where they can find it!)
  9. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Woo-hoo--I was thinking that a bit of chocolate couldn't hurt! My chickies are going to love these!

    Of course DBF thinks I goofed these on purpose so the chicksters could have them!

    Thanks guys!

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