I know that you probably shouldn't give chickens ( or any pets ) sweet treats, but just couldn't resist giving the girls a piece of apple cobbler that I made. nothing in it but butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, and apple. at first they just gathered around looking at it and then at me like " what is this funny looking mess" then one gave it a peck, then another, then it was beaks and crumbs flying everywhere!! I almost fell over laughing after a few seconds is was all gone, and they were all wiping their beaks off on the wood of their run. boy did they come running when I came out later to let them out of the run for a few minutes - and all were sooo much friendlier than usual!