Duck safe ice melt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LittleSquidgenHome, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. LittleSquidgenHome

    LittleSquidgenHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know rock salt is not good to sprinkle around the duck yard, but I am in the midwest and there is a 1/4 inch of ice on EVERYTHING including the duck yard. My poor quackers didnt have any footing all day. It was very comical but putting them back in the barn, up the 9 degree incline, was nearly impossible. I was wondering if there was a duck safe snow melt out there somewhere, or should I just stick to sand? Thanks and have a Happy Holiday.
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Barn Lime. I bought a 50lb bag ($1.99 ) of non-slip, non caustic barn lime to use in the duckhouse & chook coop. I threw some down on the ice today and it worked great! After I told DH he said to stop buying the expensive stuff which is not good for our concrete drive anyway and use the lime.
     
  3. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
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    Quote:great idea, it will also help the ph in your soil as well
     
  4. LittleSquidgenHome

    LittleSquidgenHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See I knew there had to be a good duck-safe option! Fantastic! I love this forum it ALWAYS has just what I need. Enjoy the Holiday!
     

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