Coffee chaf as litter

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CacklingCarolyn, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. CacklingCarolyn

    CacklingCarolyn Out Of The Brooder

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    Chaf is a by-product of roasting coffee. I recently read an article about using it as litter in a coop. I have found a supplier (free). Has anyone had any experience with using it. I may even mix it with the shavings just to make them go farther. I love the idea of using something that would otherwise be discarded and free is an awesome price. What do you think?
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never have used it but think its a tad dusty,almost powdery. Having worked in the refuse industry and having first hand experience with it. Its quite absorbant as well as aromatic,the dust cloud that was formed would last a while. If I could get some and give it a trial I would.Your idea of mixing it with shavings might be a great idea,but would strongly suggest wearing a dust mask and do it outside not in the coop.
     

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