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My trial run using chicken feed at cat litter

post #1 of 14
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I am on day #2!!! They cats seem to be peeing in this box. I didn't do any 1/2 and 1/2 just straight poultry layer chicken feed. Its a littler more coarse than say tidy cat clumping litter so the cats seem to get more out the box when digging. But so far so good!!! No order, the urine does clump a little bit so not too bad to scoup!! I've seen two of the cats in that boxfor sure. Ox hasn't been feeling so good and I don't think he uses the boxes downstairs anyhow. I have to see Grizzly use it yet before my stamp of approval goes on it. The bag was $8.16 for 50#.
post #2 of 14
Well keep us updated on how it goes. I'm about to switch, maybe next week sometime. Today I just located where a feed store is. I currently use WBCL and though I love it, I want something cheaper but efficiency is a must.
post #3 of 14
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It seems to be the "peeing" litter box as I haven't "scooped ay solids. They are still using the tidy cat filled box too. I'm not sure still if grizzly has used it yet but hey if two of them have thats pretty good for me!!
post #4 of 14
Is there any chance that you could get a photo of the grains in the feed? I looked for a crushed corn feed around here and couldn't find it...for the most part people looked at me funny and said "do you mean a seed mix?". What do you think yours is made from?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Sylorna
Is there any chance that you could get a photo of the grains in the feed? I looked for a crushed corn feed around here and couldn't find it...for the most part people looked at me funny and said "do you mean a seed mix?". What do you think yours is made from?
it is called egg layer CRUMBLES ... I put crumbles big since it can come in a pellet
post #6 of 14
Does it get pasty when it is wet?
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
No it clumps pretty well. The stuff I bought is from a chain called Tractor Supply Co. The brand is Dumor Poutry Layer 16%. Ingredients: Ground Corn, dehulled soybean meal, calcium carbonate, wheat midlings, Hydrolyzed poultry feathers (eww!!)then all sorts of nutrients. I'll take a pix and post later.
post #8 of 14
I bought mine at a Tack and Farm Supply store. I've been using it for about a week now, and we love it! It clumps pretty well, and as long as you keep on it, it's wonderful! Just make sure that you ask for the crumbles and not the whole kernel.

-Jade
post #9 of 14
Glad it works for you!

I bought a sample bag to try some time ago, but Mr. Underfoot tore a hole in the bag and started eating the crumbles so I never even tried putting it in the litterbox.
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Still working well!!!!!
post #11 of 14
Here's a tip on requesting the feed: Crumbles are also sold as "Krackettes". I thought that I would try the "mash" as it is finer grind (JC is heavier, & seems to have sensitive paws). Besides, my cats seem to recognize the Krackettes as the hens' feed and I don't want to confuse them. I really hopes that this works out - the price is great and it helps the American farmers out, too , by creating a new market for their grain! BTW, it's tax free if you have hens, or other food-stock!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by GailC
Still working well!!!!!
ARe the clumps really solid? They don't break apart easily? One of the reasons I like WBCL so much.. Harder to clean out if they break apart.
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by SolarityBengals
ARe the clumps really solid? They don't break apart easily? One of the reasons I like WBCL so much.. Harder to clean out if they break apart.
they are fairly hard , similar to clay
post #14 of 14
I will be interested to see how this goes. I have a feed store near me. It would be cheaper and the litter i currently use, tidy cat is SOOOOO dusty.
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