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Chicken feed as cat litter

Ok - so eventually I've come across a online supplier of chicken feed.

http://www.gjwtitmussshop.co.uk/acatalo ... DIETS.html

Which one do I use for kitty litter? Does it clump ok? Can I flush it down the loo? And will Toby try to eat it?
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I would put a scoop in a bowl of water and see what happens. If it really softens up and disintegrates, then it might be okay for flushing. If it doesn't melt or soften, you may run into problems later. You wouldn't want build up at the bottom of your plumbing pipes, which could snag toilet paper and cause back ups!

I got the impression from the other discussion that other people blended chicken feed with World's Best litter, rather than using chicken feed by itself? Maybe I am mistaken! I am sure someone else will chime in .

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I was following that discussion and from what I could gather, non-medicated chick starter feed is the best to use. If you can find it.
I live in a tiny town nestled in the Appalachian foothills, and have not had any luck locating this holy grail.
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I was following that discussion and from what I could gather, non-medicated chick starter feed is the best to use. If you can find it.
I live in a tiny town nestled in the Appalachian foothills, and have not had any luck locating this holy grail.
Really? have you called around? I want to try it too, I haven't looked though.
Allie, I had the same concern as you (Tiger eating it) and I was advised so get the non chemical, organic kind, just in case, can't you imagine how gross it'd be if they eat it after they pee on it? Yuck!!
Let me know how it goes!!

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Re: Chicken feed as cat litter

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Ok - so eventually I've come across a online supplier of chicken feed.

http://www.gjwtitmussshop.co.uk/acatalo ... DIETS.html

Which one do I use for kitty litter? Does it clump ok? Can I flush it down the loo? And will Toby try to eat it?
Either
A&P SMALL HOLDER BABY CHICK CRUMBS
or
A&P SMALL HOLDER NATURAL FREE RANGE LAYERS MEAL

Just make sure they are not medicated. layer meal is cheaper and will work fine. I couldn't find the ingredients but I am sure it will clump fine as long as the first ingredient is either wheat or corn. Preferably it should contain the both of those for the first two ingredients. It will flush down and if unsure then let it sit for a minute but it will go down. Toby probably won't try to eat it but if he does it will just pass through his system.
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Thanks everyone for your comments.

And thanks Chris - I'll get the layers one and tell you all how it goes

Although I think I might try the organic feed just to make sure there are no nasty chemicals.

http://www.gjwtitmussshop.co.uk/acatalo ... _FOOD.html

Its not that much more expensive and its still a ton cheaper than conventional kitty litter. I've been using Worlds Best recently (flatmate brought it when I was away) and its kind of grown on me so with any luck this will work out great
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Would you believe it? They sell natures:menu and frontline too
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