Can Chickens Eat Popcorn

Can Chickens Eat Popcorn

Yes – chickens can safely eat plain cooked popcorn without any additional toppings or spices as a healthy snack. It can be beneficial to chickens too as popcorn is a great source of magnesium and fiber. As well chickens will have a lot of fun pecking away at it.

If you want to share some popcorn with your chickens make sure to provide them with unsalted popcorn without any butter either.

The good thing about plain popcorn is it contains basically no sodium and saturated fat.

However popcorn bought at the movie theater or pre-packaged often times contains a lot of additives and salts and should be avoided when feeding popcorn to your chicken.

What Does Popcorn Contain?

1 oz of popcorn contains:

Calories 110 (459 kJ)
Calories from fat 12
Total Fat 1.3g (2%)
Sat. Fat 0.2g (<1%)
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 2mg (<1%)
Total Carbs. 22.1g (7%)
Dietary Fiber 4.1g (16%)
Sugars 0.2g
Protein 3.7g
Calcium 2mg
Potassium 93.3mg


Yes – chickens can eat plain popcorn without any salt or other additives. It does have some health benefits such as the fiber and magnesium that it contains is good for a chickens health.