Chicken treats, dog cookies, & Christmas cookies - a day of baking

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vermontgal, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Today I'm baking for the holidays. Chicken treats, dog treats, and human treats - in that order! [​IMG]

    The chicken treats are a variation on recipes posted here. I didn't measure anything, however. I eyeballed quantities.

    I dumped into a bowl:
    • some rolled oats
    • some corn grits
    • some cracked corn
    • some black oil sunflower seeds
    • some millet.

    I had some cooked acorn squash in the fridge that looks & smells fine - but was in there a little too long for me to want to eat it myself. I heated the squash in the microwave, and used a potato masher to work it into the seed & grain mixture as above.

    Baked in 3"-across lumps on oiled cookie sheets for ~1 hr at 300-325. Seems to turn out good!

    Next up - dog cookies with pig liver from the 1/2 pig I bought direct from a farmer last fall. No measurements on this, either but consists of the remaining leftover squash, just over 1 lb of pig liver, an egg, and enough rolled oats to make a cookie-dough consistency. Pureed liver, squash & egg with an immersion blender. Added rolled oats and continued to use the immersion blender, which chopped up the oats, until the consistency got too thick - then switched to the potato masher. The dog is excited! [​IMG]

    If don't run out of steam before I get to the human treats, that will be nut kolache. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2008
  2. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Moncton New Brunswick
    wow! sounds tasty!
    I think I have to try this for my chickens..... Ièll use left overs from christmas dinner...
  3. galinhaprincess

    galinhaprincess Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2012
    I can't wait to try this!!

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