Thursday, May 20, 2010

Repurposing is For the Birds

I learned here that the left over shell or chaff from the coffee bean roasting process can be used for the bedding in chicken nesting boxes. I found an organic coffee roaster located close to my home and the nice owner was more than happy to provide me with the leftovers from their week of bean roasting.  The chickens seem to be happy with their new beds and they also enjoy eating some of it as well.  I do find the chaff sticks to the eggs more than the pine shavings, but hey, what's the matter with being a little chaffed?

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