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Coffee grounds and chickens

post #1 of 23
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I put a lot of used coffee grounds in my compost piles, and use it as a mulch around my plants to kill slugs, so its all over the ground in areas
(I get trashbags of it for free from coffee places and it does wonders around the yard.)

I do have a 12 x 7 run I can keep coffee free, but if there is a lot of coffee grounds in the yard will chickens be safe if allowed to free range?
               Thanks,
                        bel

post #2 of 23

They'll probaly stay up later but otherwise they should be fine.

post #3 of 23

My Mom's chickens (years ago) used to eat coffee grounds all the time. I've not tried feeding any to mine.

Michelle

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post #4 of 23

lau very very funny

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They'll probaly stay up later but otherwise they should be fine.

post #5 of 23

Well, I wouldn't feed them to the birds on purpose as they have no nutritional value and do have the caffeine, which can't be good for a chicken. If they manage to eat some, I doubt it would hurt. And, as Bill said, they may party all night long, LOL.

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post #6 of 23

We put used coffee grounds in our compost pile all the time and the girls are always in it scratching around.  They have never had any ill effects from it. I think they will be fine.

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post #7 of 23

Hey! You might be on to something!!  Energy eggs! They could be on the counter of every convenience store LOL

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post #8 of 23

Should be fine. Just mix in a little CREAM & SUGAR!lau

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post #9 of 23

I used coffee grounds mixed with broken eggshells as a mulch around my cabbage plants (a hint from Mother Earth News).  First the chickens ate the eggshells, then they ate the coffee grounds, then they ate the cabbage.  Mother didn't warn me about that, but the chickens were fine and seemed to enjoy every minute of it.

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Originally Posted by SallyF 

I used coffee grounds mixed with broken eggshells as a mulch around my cabbage plants (a hint from Mother Earth News).  First the chickens ate the eggshells, then they ate the coffee grounds, then they ate the cabbage.  Mother didn't warn me about that, but the chickens were fine and seemed to enjoy every minute of it.


So you had some very fast, gassy chickens?

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