Kitty litter

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by New Kid In the Coop, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. New Kid In the Coop

    New Kid In the Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I was not sure which forum to post this in so I am posting it here! What about using kitty litter in the coop instead of pine shavings... the kind that clumps. Is this feesable? Expensive? Just wondering. Thanks in advance for your replies!
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Eeeeeewwwww.....clumping cat litter is NASTY. If my cats' paws are even slightly damp it gets stuck on their little feet. You would have a HUGE mess.

    ETA....not to mention, I am sure they would ingest some and get an impacted crop.
     
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  3. New Kid In the Coop

    New Kid In the Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess that answers my question! Thanks luvmychicknkids![​IMG]
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    You are welcome. And I forgot to add...... [​IMG]
     
  5. New Kid In the Coop

    New Kid In the Coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome! I am obviously new to raising chickens! I will probably ask some dumb questions in the next few months so I hope everyone is patient with me! I have already learned so much from this forum. The biggest thing I have learned is how much I need to learn! [​IMG] Thanks again!
     
  6. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I read somewhere about a tray built under the roost and filled with kitty litter to catch the night droppings. Then scooped out daily. I thought it was a great idea. I plan to try that in my new coop.
     
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    My coop is a corner of a pole barn that has been enclosed. It has a dirt floor and I use kitty litter under the roost. It really works well, but I only scoop it out about once a week. It is enclosed to keep them from picking through it. I believe Stall-Dri (I think that is the name) contains the same material as non-clumping kitty litter, but finer.
     

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