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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Has anyone tried wood chips as a replacement for cat sand?

Posted Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 8:12 PM
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  • Would grinding up straw be any good? You wouldn't get the dust and maybe it could be mixed with the wood chips. Just guessing. HP

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Wed, Dec 4, 2019, at 8:39 PM
  • Iíve processed straw like that before. Not for cats but to mulch tighter. Good idea.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 7:34 AM
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    I haven't tried anything like that but it sounds like it would probably work.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 8:52 AM
  • The existing products seem to create a sawdust, then mix it with a binder agent and form into pellets. I am not trying to make a commercial (pretty) product so don't think those extra processes are necessary.

    Now to look for a chipper/grinder/mulcher that has a screen on it to standardize chip size. I used to have one for home use. It was in essence a hammer mill, but sold it at a yard sale since I did not think I would need it again.

    I don't think they make Rotohoe any more, but using the words hammer mill have made me change my search parameters. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 9:17 AM
  • Ouch! I just did a search for hammer mills. No cost justification there.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 9:24 AM
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