quick question about saltines

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mendozer, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a huge box of saltines that the girlfriend never ate. I haven't given it to the girls because of the salt. However, free rangers get salt licks, so is the salt ok for them?

    if in moderation, how much?

    I like to throw them something in the morning when they are let out, whether it be veggie scraps, yogurt, rice, etc
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    With salty stuff like pretzels I soak them, rinse well, soak, rinse, until I am comfortable with it.

    That is just what I do....cannot tell you anything else! They can definitely have a problem with too much salt, but yes there is some salt in chicken feed.
     
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  3. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm afraid I may turn the cracker into mush if I rinse it, but I'll give it a shot
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I like ChickensAreSweet's idea. Only thing I would do differently is I'd lick the salt off myself. [​IMG]
    A lot of salt is not good for chickens. I think a few saltines would be OK occasionally, and the saltines will last forever. The chickens won't care if they get stale.

    Imp
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:That's gross.


    Pass me a few please. [​IMG] Mmmmmm salttttyyyy




    To the OP:
    The chickens won't be affected by the salt although they may get thirsty.
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Mush is yummy! Ok, from a chicken's perspective. [​IMG]
     
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:That's gross.


    Pass me a few please. [​IMG] Mmmmmm salttttyyyy




    To the OP:
    The chickens won't be affected by the salt although they may get thirsty.

    Nice to see you back PC.

    Imp
     
  8. mendozer

    mendozer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just rinsed some and they became a pile of mushy dough. which for me is disgusting, but they won't care. I sampled some of the mush and it was pretty bland. I'll give it to them tomorrow morning.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:That's gross.


    Pass me a few please. [​IMG] Mmmmmm salttttyyyy




    To the OP:
    The chickens won't be affected by the salt although they may get thirsty.

    Nice to see you back PC.

    Imp

    +1 Good to see you back
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2011
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Sounds like you came up with a great answer.

    Imp- now pass the mushy dough. [​IMG]
     

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