In an effort to avoid any more slips and falls along the slope on the shady side of the house, I have incorporated removable anti-skid landing pads. This is my wintertime temporary solution until we can get enough rock added to the area and decrease the slope of the egress.
My old kitchen throw rugs are easily picked up to be stored in the garage between icy times and can be placed quickly for a little added traction. This is particularly helpful in the early mornings when morning chores require several trips back and forth from the house to the critters.
I think the chicken designs add a whimsical touch to a slippery situation!