Well I never said I could cook.....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by theoldchick, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I attempted to make home made granola bars. They came out as hard a rock so I decided I've discovered the perfect chicken treat. The chickens, however, were of another opinion:

    Louise attempts the foot stomp to shatter the morsel

    There is much discussion among the flock

    Stan attempts to break the clump with his foot

    Stan pushes the mass around to show it who's boss

    Then two try to break it

    Maybe staring at it will make it fall apart

    Then several attack it at once

    They keep chipping away at it

    Another foot stomp to keep it in place

    And they keep at it

    I think I'll call these things, 'mini flock blocks'. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012
  2. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH! [​IMG] That's too funny! My girls are picky too!
  3. KrazyKhick

    KrazyKhick Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 5, 2012
    That's great! Thanks for sharing. Sometimes it takes a flock :)
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    [​IMG] Well, at least the horses liked them!
  5. Reurra

    Reurra Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2012
    Nova Scotia
    HAhahaha!! I love thier faces!

    My recipe is:

    6 cups crushed oats or general granola from the bulk section. Dont get instant, it makes gritty wierd bars!

    1 cup softened or melted butter, so long as its not hot.

    1/2 - 3/4 cup brown sugar.

    Add in fruits, sunflowers, heck macadamia nuts if you want! [​IMG] You can even add some honey too.

    Mix very well so that all the grains are coated with butter and sugar. Pat into a cookie sheet nice and flat. Run a knife through them into the size of bars you want. that way then they cook they can be broken apart easily.

    Cook at 325 for about 12-15 minutes or until its a medium tan color. Let them sit out and cool off.

    Ive never made the recipe for soft bars, but if you cook them until light brown they will still solidify. the higher the heat the harder they will be.

    Im sure you can add in a cup of flour in place of a cup of granola and add in some baking powder to fluff it up. An egg probably would not hurt either.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it when I get the notion to cook again. Maybe 5-10 years. Just kidding.
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Lol! So funny. They all look confused!
  8. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    It looks like the chickens persisted with the treats for a while. It may be a good way to keep chickens from getting bored. The horse on the other hand goes CRUNCH, more please...
  9. Question: what's the brown sugar for ? I know honey is very healthy and has alot of antibiotic properties, as does molasses...but I try and stay away from giving my chickens sugar, salt etc.
  10. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Great pictures! My flock is super fussy, so I can relate to some of the reactions you received from them! LOL


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