I have tried the chicken feed also and came up with the same pros and cons. If we could just find a feed that was ground just a tad finer, it would be great. At our local elevator, they have hog feed but it is ground too fine and is a bit dusty epecially when Dee gets in the box. She covers for an hour after she is done and raises a dust storm. I didn't have problems with weevils. You might try a local elevator/feed store if one is near you, the chick feed might be even cheaper. I think I got mine for under $7.00 for 50 lbs. And if it doesn't work for the litter box, put it out for the deer, birds and little creatures. Just be sure it is a healthy distnce from the house or they will be inviting themselves in for anything else they can find.
---- Beth Noren <maxgoodb...@gmail.com> wrote: > Yes, I've used "Dumor" brand "Starter/Grower Chick Feed". I get it > from Tractor Supply Co., think it was $13.00 for 50lbs? last time I > got it. It's a bit of a hike to TSC, so I don't always use it. Plus. > my husband complains that it doesn't handle odor well enough. Pros: > 1.price 2.low dust 3.biodegradable 4.doesn't come from strip > mining. 5.safer. Cons: 1.odor control 2.doesn't clump as hard as > clay 3.doesn't sift as easily as clay 4.some people have problems > with weevils in it, especially in summer. Overall I like it, > especially after paying 40-50 bucks for a much smaller bag of World's > Best, which is pretty similar. > > Hope this helps, > Beth N. > > On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: > > I've often wondered and worried about this chemical stuff in > > the clumping litter. A friend of mine uses ground chicken corn. > > Have any of you tried this? She says it's not only safer but > > much less expensive. > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org