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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:18 pm 
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I have read with interest the recomendations for using Chick Crumbs as a cheaper alternative to Worlds Best cat litter. I have tracked some down locally but there seems to be many varieties. Is anyone in the UK using them and what make do you use?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:32 pm 
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Hi there,

We use Chick Crumb from Mole Valley Farmers. No specific make, just their own brand.

Not everyone gets on with it, but we wouldn't use anything else. It's a cost thing really - World's Best is indeed just that, but at £15 a bag, and with usage of about a bag a week with our tribe, we find the chick crum a very ecconomical substitute!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:36 pm 
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Mine ate the World's Best litter when I put it down. Needless to say, I changed to a different brand :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:38 pm 
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World's Best stank the house out. Gone back to stink free Catsan (we use twice as much, but it's half the price).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:50 pm 
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Hi we have used chick crumb since 19th Jan this year & love it.
We bought 2 25kg bags for £13.60 (mole valley farmers)and are just using the last of the second bag. we have 4 bengals.
we have tried other cat litter & this has proved to be the best so far.
I would thoroughly recommend it, it is not at all dusty.
Give it a go! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:10 pm 
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my first two cats loved chick crumb ( off ebay ) I loved it too..
so economical.. and clumping :D
then I got little Lara..
she would do No2's in it but would not pee in it...
she prefered the couch :(
so I now use clumping clay litter from pets at home..
to be honest.. its just as good and they all like it.. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Another recommendation for chick crumb. Our cats love it, there's no smell, easy to scoop, 25kg bags last about a month and a half for our 2 cats, and really cheap.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:31 am 
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I'm in Australia, but I use chick crumb successfully too. Although, the package says it'll lead to harder egg shells, but we haven't had any at all yet! :wink: It's worked really well for us, our boys had it at their breeder's.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:53 pm 
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I used it once and didn't get on with it...i found it a bit smelly (when William had used it, it smelled like pickled onions!!) and not as good at clumping, i also only saved around £10 overall on the cost because i was using more, so i've gone back to Worlds Best. :wink:

Worlds best is slightly more expensive, but, IMO, it's worth the extra £ - one 15 kg bag (£37.50 including delivery) lasts around 8 weeks.

As some have said, it's not for everyone, but i would still suggest trying chick crumb if you haven't already. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:08 pm 
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meimei wrote:
Although, the package says it'll lead to harder egg shells, but we haven't had any at all yet! :wink:



AHA....multipurpose :D ....I have two hens...(wonder if Marriage's Layer's Pellets work just as well :? :wink: )

I get through a 20l bag of catsan in about 1 1/2 to 2 weeks (Costco £4.45 + vat)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:26 pm 
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Hi Everyone

Thanks for the input. I have just been out a bought 20kg bag for £8.25. The lady at the farm shop asked what I was using it for and when I said cat litter she recommended that I used duck crumbs said they were better. I just need to finish the open bag of clay litter I have at the moment (won't take long) and then I will let you know how I get on.

I just can't believe the volume of poo bengals produce - pitty its not recommended for manure we could make a fortune!


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:07 pm 
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Yeah, I've been using Chick crumb for a while.....although I did find that ABy-Chickcrumb was actually better (But I cant get hold of it anymore)...Although the average size of the particals where smaller, but if had much less fine particals (Dust) than the ChickCrumb....

I also found it hid the smell better than WorldsBest....so its a thumbs-up from me!


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Thumbs up here too, we were using innovation litter and it is very good but was costing £60 a month. The chick crumb costs about £20 a month so that saves me money to buy more toys :lol:
TBH the Bengals prefer it aswell

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