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Will this harm my free-ranging flock?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by fowl weathered friend, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. fowl weathered friend

    fowl weathered friend Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm starting a new vegetable garden and have a large bag or starbucks coffee grounds to till into the soil. My hens range wherever they please and have access to this area. If they scratch at or ingest some of the coffee grounds infused dirt will this harm them?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I have read of other folks actually feeding chickens coffee grounds. May have juiced-up chickens, but I don't think it will harm them. I would be careful to allow chicken-scratched earth to set for at least 3-4 months before planting to allow bacteria/harmful microbes/protozoa to die off.
     
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I did that once and now all of my chickens loiter in the garden for hours with their laptops surfing the web. [​IMG]
     
  4. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    I don't think it will hurt them but they may start firing eggs like a gatling gun![​IMG]

    Really though. I do the same thing and my silkies seem normal. (as normal as they are anyway. LOL)
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Good one blue
     
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
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    I would stop immediately if my chickens started coming to my window ordering venti half-caf lattes with Korintje cinnamon sprinkles.
     
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    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jacyjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. The caffine is pretty much gone after use. Coffee grounds have been known to be good for chickens becuase of their gizzard.
    I would imagin though, that the poop would be sorta wierd.

    What was that coffee Jack Nicholson drank in the move "bucket list " ??
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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