Salt from deicing the patio ok?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jujub41482, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. jujub41482

    jujub41482 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if anyone knows if it's ok or not to put salt down on my patio and walk way where the chickens free range. Will they eat the salt, and if they do is it harmful? Are there any other suggestions that are safer alternatives for my chickens to using salt to keep my walkways and steps clear of ice?
     
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  3. jujub41482

    jujub41482 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. I'll have to try that next time, we got about 3" of snow on top of the ice so I ended up having to shovel this time.
     

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