tookieblueeyes wrote:Do you know tank woman? Will chickens still peck through the remainders of the crumbles once the kitty has done his biz and you discard it?
That's a very good question. I have been mulling this over, and am not sure how to go about finding out. It stands to reason that they could and would go through it. In free ranging, they regularly scratch though all kinds of poops for goodies within, but I am scared to just throw it to them to see. Knowing that it is from carnivores, and has kitty pee in it makes it kind of different. I guess what I need to do is head over to the backyard chickens forum and ask.
And just to clarify our personal reason for making this switch, we were looking for an alternative litter that was cheaper and biodegradable. Something we wouldnt have to haul to the dump. We already have our dump run pared down to once every 6 months (1 pickup load) and fully HALF of that was kitty litter!
Another alternative mentioned earlier in the thread, and something I had seen many times in other forums, is wood stove pellets. They are even cheaper than chicken feed, and are essentially the same thing as Feline Pine.
About SHTF, totally agree. If the need ever arises, they will find their own potties outside! All 6 of them.