Whether it is for your chickens or your rabbits, frozen treats can help them battle the intense summer heat. They are also a great way to use up and salvage fresh herbs and fruit that may be coming in faster than you can use it up! Your animals will appreciate the cool treat, and it will entice them to hydrate more, which is so important to battle heat exhaustion/heat strokes.
We love to make these cubes up when we have just trimmed the herb garden. Whether it is fruit or herbs, make sure that everything is washed and clean. We purchased extra-large ice cube trays so that they would last longer, and also this green dish is placed in the freezer and remains cold for several hours.
Once your treats are thoroughly frozen, dump them in a large freezer container or ziploc bag. You can continue to make more, and have a nice amount stored for use on hot days.
I spoke with an exotic vet the other day, and was assured the benefits of extra hydration will outweigh the risk of giving a cold treat. Personally, we have never had an issue giving frozen treats to our chickens or rabbits, and we have been doing this for years.