Salt blocks ?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sky king, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I ran in to some old man an he told me to put a salt block out there with my chickens an he also said sweetfeed ? I've never herd of an suck thing but. If anybody can shEd some info about this please do thnxs
     
  2. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Horsefeathers!

    He is confusing horses with chickens.

    Sweetfeed contains molasses which chickens neither appreciate or utilize well.

    Salt is definitelty not useful in block form and very limited otherwise.

    Both will make them drink to much water. A lot of salt causes other problems.

    See my post #11
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6637033#p6637033
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2011
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Quote:X 1,000,000,000!!!
     
  4. sky king

    sky king Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea thtas what I figured this man was like 80+ years old so idk lol. But I was just wonderin so I thought I would ask thanks
     
  5. sixshooter60

    sixshooter60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you feed a good quailty commerical feed it will have the salt in it needed to supplement what they need .. as far as the sweetfeed goes i know they will eat it as if you have cattle or horses and free range your flock they will go eat the grain under the feed troughs . but there is alot better source of feeds for getting grain supplement...
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    some old man an he told me

    That's a terrible reason to do anything [​IMG]
     
  7. sky king

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    HahahA
     
  8. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Out Of The Brooder

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    NONONONONONO dont put salt blocks in ! birds(that includes chickens) cant sweat out salt so it will make them ill even mabey [​IMG] DIE! DONT DO IT!!![​IMG]
     
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  9. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use salt blocks for cattle, not for chickens, let's all laugh this off
     

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