Summer Chicken Treat Recipe: Frozen Fruit & Veggie Pops

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This refreshing treat is perfect for chickens in the hot month of June. It helps them stay cool and provides essential nutrients.


  • 1 cup watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups water


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Cube the watermelon.
    • Slice the cucumber and strawberries.
    • Hull the strawberries.
    • If using fresh corn and peas, shuck the corn and shell the peas.
  2. Combine the Ingredients:
    • Mix the watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, blueberries, corn, and peas in a large bowl.
  3. Fill the Molds:
    • Spoon the fruit and veggie mixture into ice cube trays or silicone molds, filling each section about halfway.
  4. Add Water:
    • Pour water over the fruit and veggie mixture in the trays or molds, filling to the top.
  5. Freeze:
    • Place the trays or molds in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.
  6. Serve:
    • Once frozen, pop the treats out of the trays or molds.
    • Scatter the frozen treats around the chicken run or place them in a shallow dish.


  • Variety: Feel free to add other chicken-safe fruits and veggies like cantaloupe, raspberries, or bell peppers.
  • Hydration: These treats not only provide a cool snack but also help keep your chickens hydrated.
  • Portion Control: Adjust the size of the treats based on the number of chickens you have to ensure each bird gets a fair share.

Your chickens will love pecking at these frozen fruit and veggie pops, and they’ll appreciate the cool, refreshing treat during the warm summer days!