Chicken Poop Dog Treats Recipe August 1, 2014

Chicken poop dog treats: that’s my project today. (You heard me!) While I’m not sure about the advisability of teaching your dog that what looks like chicken poop is delicious, making these treats for your friends with dogs–and emphasizing that they are a gift from your flock–sounds like some gross fun. Want to encourage your teenagers to learn to cook? The “Grossout” factor of chicken poop dog treats may be a good strategy.

Chicken poop dog treats

These are perhaps the most unappetizing cookies you will ever make!

Plus, the treats are actually from your hens, in a sense, since your girls will lay the eggs needed.

Chicken Poop Dog Treats Recipe

(Wheat free)


The ingredients look tasty!

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c spent brewing grains (most spent grains are wheat free)
  • 1 c mashed sweet potato
  • 2 TBSP peanut butter
  • 2 c tapioca flour

Preheat oven to 350, and line a baking sheet with oiled parchment paper.

Mix the first four ingredients together, and add enough tapioca flour to create a good consistency for piping onto your baking sheet. (How much will depend on how much moisture your spent grains contain.)

Transfer dough to a zipper freezer bag and cut a small hole in the corner; pipe out chicken poop shaped treats.


Uh… yum?

Bake in your preheated oven about 30 minutes for large fowl sized chicken poop dog treats; bantam-sized chicken poop dog treats for smaller dogs will take less time. You want the poop cookies to be dry all the way through.  They will store for a week or so in an airtight container.

Cool on a rack. When completely cool glaze one end with “Stinky white dog treat glaze,” recipe below.


The spent grains give the poop cookies a surprisingly realistic look. (Also, I never imagined I would put those words together…)

An important note about spent brewing grains: Hops, used in beer brewing, is toxic to dogs.  Hops are seldom found in spent grains, but FWH, or “first wort hopped,” beer is brewed with a method that adds some hops to the sparging process. Using grains that are left over from FWH beers would be very bad for your dog. If you are getting your spent grains from your local microbrewery, be cautious and speak to the brewmaster or brewmistress to make sure the grains you’ve been given for your dog treats are free of hops.

Stinky white dog treat glaze

  • 1 TBSP tapioca flour
  • a few drops fish sauce

Mix together flour and fish sauce as you would for a dessert glaze. It will dry to a white color, and look (ugh) like the urates on your chickens’ droppings. It’s worth mentioning that this is a nice icing-like glaze for any dog cookie, even if it is not poop shaped.

If I was a dog, my mouth would be watering! (But since I’m not, looking at the finished product makes me feel as if I should sanitize my kitchen. And my hands…)

Chicken poop dog treat

Chicken poop dog treat: just as sanitary as any other cookie, but five times as likely to give you the heebie jeebies.

Will your dog–or your neighbors’ dogs, like it?  That, I can’t answer… but Reggie, my rescued King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, sure did.


Good boy!

We have other fun recipes in the My Pet Chicken Handbook, including not only delicious egg recipes for you, but recipes for treats for your other pets—chickens!

Melissa McDonald August 1st, 2014

I’d love to make these. The dogs are always trying to eat the real thing!. Anyway – is there a substitute for the spent grains? I have no source for anything like that. Thanks!

Lissa August 1st, 2014

Hm you might try oats instead! You’d have to cut the flour. You can usually get spent grains from your local microbrewery. They’re free! And they can be used as a treat for your chickens, or as an ingredient in bread baking, lots of things. Might be worthwhile to see if you can get locally!

Donita Johnston August 2nd, 2014

I believe that I will pass on these. they look TOO real.

Lee-Ann Pittari August 3rd, 2014

These would be awesome for people treats ( with some tweaking and an icing glaze ) for halloween !!!

Todd August 3rd, 2014

There’s a reason why poop is poop. It is filled with toxins the body is unloading. To feed feces to an animal – a dog, or anyone – will subject her or him to salmonella and a host of life-threatening diseases. 🙁 Please, please, please, STOP and THINK. Dogs – and any loved animal – deserves far better than this.

Lissa August 4th, 2014

Folks, this is a good example of why it’s important always first to read a post before commenting on it! (Todd, as you may notice, there is no actual poop in the dog treat recipe above; these treats are made with spent grains, sweet potato, tapioca, peanut butter, fish sauce and eggs. This is similar to the way there will be no actual hearts in heart-shaped Valentine’s Day sugar cookies. 🙂 )

Jen August 11th, 2014

Great recipe, it gave me a good laugh.
And no, I would never feed my dog another animals feces 🙂
Please, please, please, STOP and READ the entire article before commenting.

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