So while it’s not Texas hot, it still gets pretty warm and muggy in the hills of Tennessee. Between my kids, dogs, chickens, pigs and horses, keeping everyone hydrated in the summer is a chore in and of itself.
I’d seen on Pinterest the idea of freezing veggies and water in cupcake trays for chicken treats. Genius. My pigs, chickens, horses, everyone loves them. But I found they melted very quickly. So in an effort to add longevity to the recreational aspect of this treat (i.e. Keep them busy longer!), I decided to make them a Bundt. Hahaha….but seriously.
Aside from a short-lived brain freeze my Roo encountered (See video below), it was a huge hit. Recreation, hydration and nutrition all in one! So from our coop to yours….
- 1 1/2 cup corn
- 1 1/2 cup chopped greens
- 1 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1 diced Apple
*you can absolutely substitute whichever fruits or veggies your critters prefer.
1. Spread corn evenly in bottom of Bundt pan. Add enough water to cover. Let freeze for 1-2 hours, until frozen.
2. Spread greens over the frozen corn. Add enough water to cover. Let freeze for another 1-2 hours; until frozen.
3. Repeat with carrots and then with apples.
4. When ready to serve, invert pan and place under running water (pan side up) for 1-2 minutes; until ice cake removes easily.
5. Sit back and watch your chickens (or other critters!) enjoy.