can you use cat litter for bedding!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jason180sx, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    i am building a coop and i was wondering if i could use cat litter on the ground and saw dust in the nesting boxs?
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    No, they can eat it then it clots together when it becomes wet. So it would cause them to form a big ball in there gullet.[​IMG]
     
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  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are so many different kinds of cat litter! What kind were you thinking of using?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I would assume dust would be an issue.
     
  5. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] DO NOT DO IT I did the EXACT same thing! [​IMG] My chickens ate it I ended up haveing to take it all out! So far no deaths! [​IMG] Its way better to start out with sand its worht it in the long run. Good luck I am currently priceing sand [​IMG] I used clay litter [​IMG]
     
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  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Besides, I'm thinking even IF kitty litter was safe, it would be way more expensive than, say, pine shavings.
     
  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I'd stick with pine shavings....kitty litter wouldn't be ideal.
     

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