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It's the equivalent of Equine Pine. We use Tractor Supply's house brand. It's pelletized pine pellets. Kills the smell, turns to sawdust when wet. We have Maine Coon Cats all about the size of miniature schnauzers so regular cat litter was impractical. We use cement mixer bins for litter boxes and the horse bedding as litter.
This is my first time with chicks but I have 4 adult ladies outside. I am researching sand vs shavings. They will be in the house for 4-6 weeks. I really don't like the idea of the dust. But I found this in researching pros and con's to sand. Kind of changing my mind against it.
Edited by loveseramas - 3/4/15 at 10:20am
I live in Florida about 10 minutes from the beach. Has anyone else used natural beach sand and if so, how did the chicks react? I am getting my first chicks Monday (one or two days old) and I don't plan on putting shavings or sand in for the first day or two, just shelf liner (of course, food, water and a heat pad with a receiving blanket over it). I have heard good and bad things about pine shavings and with the beach right down the road I figure it would save some money and be a little less dusty. We also have left over washed play sand so any previous experience/advice is much welcomed!