Coffee Grounds??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ScoobyRoo, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    On another thread, a member posted feeding their chickens coffee grounds. Is it a treat, health benefit, filler, etc.?? Our grounds go in the compost pile right now, but if it is good for the chickens, why not give it to them!?! Please give me your thoughts and/or opinions.[​IMG]
  2. I throw mine in the garden, and the chickens scratch in there, so i guess its their choice. marrie
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I never heard of feeding coffee grounds to chickens. We put ours in the compost tumbler, so i guess if some fall through the chickens could eat them. I wonder if there is any benefit to them eating the grounds.
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    There may not be any benefit but do you get "decaf eggs" then if your coffee is decafeinated? LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I wouldn't give them coffee grounds. Caffeine is very bad for chickens, I've heard.
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I've thrown mine in the garden, the chickens had a look but wern't very interested.
  7. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    JMajors....That is funny![​IMG] I'd prefer caffeine in my eggs especially for breakfast! Seriously now, it sounds like it is not a great thing to give chickens. That is why I ask even if it is a personal opinion. I'm still open for votes.
  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    I can't imagine any nutritional value...
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    some dude asked me bout that same ,,, he asked if i fed mine coffee,,, i said nope, their hyper nuff now,, he said, well it will make them grow faster and bigger,,,, i told him i had some oceanfront property in arizona i would sell him fer a few hundred buck.
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    There is no way coffee grounds could be good for chickens.

    #1 coffee has no real nutritional value.

    #2 caffeine is bad for chickens.

    My chickens don't touch the grounds I put in the compost pile, so they wouldn't eat them if I wanted them to.

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