using chick starter as cat litter?????

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  1. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I was on a cat forum and they were talking about using chick starter and litter for the cats. Do any of you do this and why????
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:No idea...now I'm interested... [​IMG]
     
  3. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] well I am going to go out on a limb and say we don't know [​IMG] and mabey never will.
     
  4. Sharona

    Sharona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this too. Anyone??
     
  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Well, seeing as feed gets moldy when wet, I don't know that it would be safe, never mind a good waste of chick feed that could be used to raise up more chicks.
    But it is interesting!
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a fad somebody started. Most people don't use that.
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    I have to keep a little bit of chick starter on the floor of my blind pullet's house to make sure she eats well. She goes by touch, duh she can't see. I've noticed when she poops in the food it clumps up around the poop and I can easily clean it up. Maybe that's why. [​IMG]
     
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  8. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't buy cat litter, so I have no idea of the cost, but wouldn't chick starter be awfully expensive to use like that??
     
  9. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Not for the kind that clumps up.
    But I'd hate to have my cats strolling into the coop to poop during free-range time!!!
     
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  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think it's a waste of good chick feed! Unless you were really diligent about cleaning it up, I'd worry about mold in the pieces of starter that break away from the main chuck of formed urine balls. Some cat litter is expensive.... but... for my hamster's litter boxes, I get cat litter on sale for about 3 bucks a 30 lb bag! Granted it's on sale and I get cheap litter...
     

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