Introduction: Making Saw Dust Bedding for Your Chickens Using Kitty Litter

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For this tutorial I use feline fresh pine kitty litter to make saw dust bedding for my chickens. You also need a bucket and water.


jmwells (author)2014-07-15

An alternate source would be pellet stove pellets. Cheaper, tho you may have to buy in larger quantities.
A couple of notes:
I've worked in commercial egg laying operations. You should wear a dust mask while handling the litter, not dust germs.
If you had two beds with of sawdust, you can leave one to sun dry/decontaminate. Over time you'll get mites in the bedding. Leaving it to dry and be exposed to UV, kills them.

geronimogo (author)jmwells2014-07-16

dry conditions and UV kills Mites? Good to know. I may be in for a challenge as far as dry goes. You have to have gills to live in Florida.

jmwells (author)geronimogo2014-07-16

One company is doing organic. They use a spray made from garlic.

frank b (author)2014-07-16

Equine bedding is even cheaper, it's pine pellets like the cat litter but a 50 pound bag for $6 at tractor supply or other agriculture supply stores.

geronimogo (author)frank b2014-07-16

Wow that is cheaper. Thanks.

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