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feeding coffee and tee grinds

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Daddydawged, May 27, 2010.

  1. Daddydawged

    Daddydawged Hatching

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    is it safe for chickens to eat coffee and tee grinds or is it bad for them
     

  2. gogoalie

    gogoalie Songster

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    I would say it's bad for them, as the caffeine content & the oil wouldn't suit their diet, it may overwork their coronary/nervous system, that's already pumpin' lots & kickin' out enough synapses...
     
  3. fargosmom

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    I don't think it will hurt them, but grounds have (to my knowledge) no nutritional value, so I wouldn't encourage it. Better to use the coffee and tea grounds to improve your soil - put them in your compost and make your plants happy.
     
  4. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Songster

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    If you want to give your hens a treat, and old fishermans trick is to bury the grounds in some nice moist soil, and in a week or two the area will be crawling with yummy worms for your hens!
     
  5. Daddydawged

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    thanks for the info.....in the compose now
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yeah.. its bad for them... caffeine can kill them.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No nutrition there and the caffeine could be detrimental to them.
     

  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    You can toss the grounds into the henyard, but they won't eat them. At leas none of the birds I've ever had did. They just become part of the general henyard compost. I put grounds around my rose bushes now.
     
  9. Intheswamp

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    Coffee grounds are acidic but have a good bit of nitrogen in them (along with a few other things). Good for blueberries, tomatoes, azaleas, etc.,.

    Ed
     
  10. jennh

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    Quote:Intheswamp, I absolutely [​IMG] yor quote!!!!!

    Jen

    Oh, I was so busy reading your quote I didn't even see your avatar. LUV that too!!!
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2010

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