What's the max amount of sodium a chicken can eat in a day?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by elizabet253, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. elizabet253

    elizabet253 Chirping

    Sep 7, 2014
    I have some canned goods that I'm not going to eat, some of them are soups and they say they have 400-800mg of sodium in it. I breifly remember reading something that too much sodium for a chicken is not good.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    When I want to serve something like stale tortilla chips I soak them repeatedly and rinse away as much salt as I can.

    Most chicken feed has at most 0.5% salt.

    I would not feed salty soup but if it is chicken soup I would consider rinsing it out several times and soak the contents, then feed just the solids. It may not be worth the trouble if it is just a bit of chicken in the can or mostly liquid. I would not feed salty soup as it is though.
  3. pdirt

    pdirt Songster

    May 11, 2013
    Eastern WA
    x2...I wouldn't do it. Soups have a LOT of salt.

    I forget what it is that is different about human anatomy, but we have a better time (better kidneys?) processing out salt. Many animals such as cats, dogs and chickens just can't process salt as well as we can and it can be really hard on their kidneys. When kidneys fail, death follows within days or even hours.
  4. glib

    glib Songster

    Dec 8, 2007
    Just mix them with unsalted feed, no?
  5. elizabet253

    elizabet253 Chirping

    Sep 7, 2014
    I'll throw out soups but rinse the ones with noodles and meat

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