cat litter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jonbanks

Songster
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
225
4
119
can i put cat litter in my coop or how bout srinkle baking soda in my chicken coop im not buy D E thats too expensive!
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
76
301
WV
I wouldn't, I would be afraid they would peck and eat at it. Would cause their crops to impact quickly.

Try Dry Stall or Sweet PDZ mixed in with pine shavings.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
246
421
SW Arkansas
You might contact 'spatcher'. He's a BYC member. He sells DE at a very reasonable rate.
 

hoosier

Songster
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
1,406
9
171
South Central Indiana
I use it under the roosts (non-clumping kind) to dry the droppings, but it is completely enclosed by fencing so they can't get into it.
One of the stall products I looked at contained the same ingredient, just ground finely.
 

geareduplyn

Songster
11 Years
Jun 2, 2008
945
13
151
Salley SC
If you are going to use cat litter in your coop I would suggest that you use only the "Worlds Best Cat Litter". Available at Pet Co, Pet Smart, and other pet supply stores.
 

WoodlandWoman

Crowing
12 Years
May 8, 2007
5,717
67
283
Wisconsin
Are you having some type of problem in your coop that you are trying to solve? Or is it just that you think you are supposed to use something else in the litter? Although some people choose to add things to their litter, none of those products are necessary in a coop, although DE can be useful if you are treating an active case of external parasites.

Other than that, problems with litter in a coop are usually due to not using enough litter, using a litter that's not absorbent enough, or needing to clean out or add more litter, depending on whether or not you are using the deep litter method.

It would help to know what problem you're trying to resolve.
 

Michigan Chickman

Songster
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
183
1
121
SW Michigan
I tried Dry Stall for the first time a couple weeks ago and it is wonderful. Keeps the bedding dry and really cuts down on the aroma! and I only used 3-4 cups! I got mine at TSC, a 24# bag was about $9.
 

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