Is used coffee grinds bad for chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Javafan, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Javafan

    Javafan Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put some coffee grinds and ground egg shells on my plants, not thinking that my hens had access to this part of my garden. Do any of you know if it is bad for chickens if they ingest some?

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  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg shells no problem but I think the coffee grounds might be, that is if they consume a lot. Chickens are pretty good at knowing what is safe and what is not for them to eat. Search the form....I think that is where I read something pertaining to your concern.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My chickens used to have access to my compost pile with grounds in it. I don't think they ever touched them, just scratched through to see if any good cream-filled bugs were underneath.
     
  4. Henwillbehens@

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  5. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they'll pretty much leave it alone.... if they eat some they'll just be amped up all day!!!
     
  6. Javafan

    Javafan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all your posts. They have been pacing along the fence yesterday. Glad I can open the gate to freedom today.

    Darin367 if they get in the coffee grinds, I can put them to work in the front yard and have them get rid a the little bit of lawn we have . I have seen what they can do with groundcovers!!!
     
  7. Yoke

    Yoke Out Of The Brooder

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    It would make them do stupid things faster.
     
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    citychickx6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    They're gonna be up allll night.
     

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