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Using chicken feed for cat litter?!?!?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rosalind, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Rosalind

    Rosalind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Just got back from the feed store, and the feed store guy was shaking his head. Apparently a lady pulled up and bought several bags of the cheapest poultry feed they had. The guy asked how many chickens she had, and she said none, she was using it for cat litter. [​IMG]

    Her rationale was, it's biodegradable, can be composted, same texture so the cats don't mind. But darn, even before I had the automated litter robot boxes, when I was buying about 35 lbs. of litter/week for four cats, a big bag of litter cost $6 and a similar-size bag of cheapo chicken feed cost $11. Since then, prices for feed have gone through the roof, and while a big bag of compostable pine kitty litter is still about $6 or $7, feed is up to $15/50#.

    The only way I can figure it'd be worth it is if your only option for cat litter is that spendy World's Best stuff. Which we use, but even then, one bag lasts a really long time, much longer I think than damp chicken feed ever would.

    Have any of you guys ever heard of this? Using chicken feed as cat litter? If you were putting it on a compost heap, wouldn't it turn into a giant stinky mess pretty quickly? Or would you get giant flocks of wild birds all messing in it?
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    It takes all kinds...I would not use used kitty litter ..no matter what the litter source....in my compost. Good grief, some people? Go figure. I totally understand your [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    People are crazy! My sister used to cat sit, yes just like baby sit but for cats, for a lady. These cats got nothing but the best. They even were served Evian water and cooked chicken everyday. Who knows?!?! Maybe it was the same lady! [​IMG]
     
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  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
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    I think some prople just have more than they need. [​IMG]
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:with the exception of common sense [​IMG]
     
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    There's nothing wrong with pampering companion animals but she could have picked a better litter than that LoL
    You can use wood stove pellets which is MUCH cheaper for cat & bunny litter and its compostable [​IMG]
     
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  7. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All i gotta say is ............

    HEY ROSALIND, PLEASE TELL US ALL IMMEDIATELY WHERE YOU LIVE SO THAT WE ALL KNOW WHERE THIS WOMAN IS IN CASE IT'S ONE OF OUR NEIGHBORS ALSO AND SHE TRIES TO GIVE US ANY VEGGIES FROM HER GARDEN THIS FALL
    Oh hi there, here, try some o' my wondefull beafsteak tomatoes, i use cat poop for fertilizer

    PUKE PUKE PUKE PUKE PUKE
     
  8. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    She may not want people to know she has chickens!!! It made her sound crazy but she didn't have to say--NOYB!!! Dixie
     
  9. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that is a good idea. Think of all the rodents and bugs that are attracted to all the yummy yummy chick food the house owner sits out for them in that giant food bowl(litter box). LOL.

    -Kim
     

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