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Free Feed Scoops when you buy coffee.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wpalmisano, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey,
    we guzzle plenty of coffee here on my place and Kudos to Folgers coffee for their resealable plastic can. It has a hand grip, is heavy gauge plastic, comes with a reseable plastic cover, and the three pound size is perfect for chick starter if you buy in small quantities. The one pound is a perfect feed scoop. Picture below.

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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you for the great idea! The Nesquick (chocolate powder) yellow plastic containers are about the same! (We don't drink coffee.)
     
  3. marbekschicks

    marbekschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got lots of coffee cans like that. I've used a few, haven't used many because I can't seem to get the coffee smell out of them. Is there anything special you do to remove the smell? I was going to store oyster shell and grit in them so it wasn't left in the bags.
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Great ideal
     
  5. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use these also. The maxwell house ones are good too.
     
  6. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use both maxwell and folgers coffee cans for scoops also. They fit my small hands really well and are a convenient size for lots of stuff. I love to "repurpose" items.
     
  7. CluckyJay

    CluckyJay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made mini flow-through worm composters out of our old coffee cans. They do make great scoops though! These things are perfect for recycling into useful items.

    Coffee Can Composter
     
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I leave a big one with the lid on the counter for "chicken treats/scraps" out every day and toss it in the dishwasher when emptied. I don't like to hand wash, makes my hands all dry. [​IMG]
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd say the majority of containers get reused around here -- plastic bags for wastebasket liners or stinky trash, jars for dirty grease for the trash, storing dried peas and beans or grains, dog and cat food, "loaning" the neighbor a cup of milk or sugar -- all sorts of things. Bleach bottles trimmed up with scissors make great scoops, too. I rinse them or run through dishwasher if needed. Not big on buying containers.
     
  10. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We do the same thing, except I buy the blue containers (maxwell house), they fit my hand easier and I prefer the taste. [​IMG] kind of a coffee snob here but DH has reined it in and i've found a not overly expensive brew I like so it's all good! given the choice though, i'm a starbucks gal all the way.

    we use one to put scraps for our potbelly in...soon as he spots us carrying one he starts going bonkers bc he knows it's treat time! [​IMG] cracks me up.
     

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