This recipe came to me while making gummy worms for my kids. Homemade gummy worms are simple to make using regular store-bought juice. I figured any chicken-safe liquid could work for gummy worms for my flock, so I used my extra gelatin and some juice from a can of corn and got to work making some chicken treats!
What You Need
- 2 cups chicken-safe liquids (corn juice, apple cider vinegar, other juices from canned goods or even herb-infused water)
- 4 packets of gelatin
- silicone mold
In a medium-size pot, combine the 2 cups of liquid with the 4 packets of gelatin. Place on the stove over medium-high heat. Stir to combine.
Once your mixture comes to a simmer, turn off the heat and pour it into your mold. I prefer a silicone mold because it’s easier to unmold.
Place your mold into the fridge for faster cooling. Once it sets up, you can unmold and feed these “worms” to your flock. My kids were impatient and immediately fed them to our chickens. But you can store them in an airtight container away from heat.
Overall, the chicken gummy worms were a huge hit with my kids and birds. The kids loved the novelty of feeding these to the chickens, and my chickens will really eat anything!
This article originally appeared in the January/February 2023 issue of Chickens magazine.