Has anyone ever used cocoa mulch as bedding in their chicken coop or run? I know it is toxic to dogs if they ingest it (since it is derived from cocoa bean hulls), but I have heard that it is safe for chickens. Does anyone else have any experience or thoughts on this? I was also considering coir (coconut fiber), but I think that would be too expensive...My coop / run is approx. 30 feet x 5 feet, and I usually go 2" thick with the bedding. I am trying to find a safe but dark-colored bedding for my chicken run / coop that I can put directly in my garden when I clean the coop...I clean all of the bedding out about once a month and want to be able to use it to mulch my garden. I don't like pine shavings because they need to be composted first, and I don't have enough room for a large compost pile. I had been using composted organic redwood shavings, but several of my chickens have had intestinal issues lately and I'm concerned that bedding may be the issue. (Even though they say not to use redwood shavings with chickens due to the oils, I don't think it's the redwood itself that's causing the problems since it's been composted and the oils are gone...I think it might be whatever bacteria or microbes that they use to compost it that may be causing the intestinal problems.) Any thoughts on Cocoa mulch or coir would be much appreciated!