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Salt will Kill a chicken??

post #1 of 7
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I just found out salt is poison  to my chickens.sad  I been feeding my chickens 2 cups of oatmeal and  2  Tablespoons salt when they get up on the wrong side of the bed and start picking on another chicken. None have never died and it always worked .I got this recipe from and old timer that raised chickens.  The only time I lost a chicken was by an old coon. So does the salt kill the chicken or what does it do to the chicken that I am not aware of?

post #2 of 7

TOO MUCH salt will kill them. They need some.

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post #3 of 7

Well, you would have to feed a chicken an awful lot of salt to kill it.  I would definitely stop feeding them the salt mixed in with the oatmeal, but I'm betting you didn't harm them.   You did hear right.....excessive salt is deadly, so as a rule, don't give your chickens really salty table scraps--you know, things like cured meats, like bacon, or ham scraps, salty leftover chips and things of that nature.

Don't be too hard on yourself!  There's alot to learn about chickens--I think I learn something new every day!

Take care!
Sharon

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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post #4 of 7

Here's a few threads that address your question.  A little salt is OK and may be beneficial. Too much can be toxic. A bit tricky

Imp- Good luck


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=296755

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=273236

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=270901

 

 

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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post #5 of 7

Kinda like if we sprinkle the food vs turning up a salt can.

post #6 of 7

When I was litlle my sister and I killed our baby geese by giving them potatoe chips.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the response, I thought I might of harmed them but they seemed so healthy. They have not been cranky since I traded roosters. This rooster seems like they like him and he has not attacked me yet.

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