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Old 12-13-2010, 12:12 PM
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Do chickens eat bulk salt?

I know they are not the brightest creatures.......and bulk salt (or magic salt) might look like food. Anyone have any experience with this? I think salt kills chickens if they eat too much.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:27 PM
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salt and chicken

If you can keep them away from it and
block any way they can get to it they will
be looking for grit and food and they will
poison themselves.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:36 PM
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From my experience chickens will eat anything they can get in their beaks.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:51 PM
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"they prefer salt on their french fries"

it wont be good for them to eat salt
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:56 PM
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But if the chickens ate salt, would I still have to salt the chicken before I ate the chicken?
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:02 PM
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But if the chickens ate salt, would I still have to salt the chicken before I ate the chicken?
Of course not... And if the chicken died from eating salt, two less steps before cooking them.
Pre salted and already killed.

BTW, is anyone Pre plowing this week?

Was this a serious question about salt?
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:05 PM
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Why are you keeping your salt in the chicken coop or are your chickens in the salt coop?
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The salt will eat your concrete if its hungry. We have a concrete floor and concrete blocks for walls in our salt bin and the salt has not been hungry enough to eat any of it yet.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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Of course not... And if the chicken died from eating salt, two less steps before cooking them.
Pre salted and already killed.

BTW, is anyone Pre plowing this week?

Was this a serious question about salt?
Not pre-plowing but I am pre-sleeping this week?

All questions on here are serious, its the answers that may be a problem?
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:27 PM
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Why are you keeping your salt in the chicken coop or are your chickens in the salt coop?
Don't be silly, salt in the chicken coop keeps the chicken from freezing up. Didn't you know that?

BTW chickens will peck and eat just about anything even if its not good for them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:11 PM
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you guys just made my old mans night with all this he owned a poultry farm for 40 years, he said they will eat anything even pelletized fertilizer they would defently eat rock salt.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:17 PM
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Did you get some guard chickens to watch your salt pile or what???
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:15 PM
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My chickens are free range-and i was going to construct a 3-sided salt bin. It would only be a matter of a few minutes or hours before the chickens would find it.

i guess now it will be a 4 sided salt bin. (with a door obviously) I probably will just use fence for the door to keep it simple and lightweight for now.
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