What we do: Our family company dries spent coffee grounds as a recycled material for animal and garden bedding. It can be used for alternative items too, like coffee scrubs and soaps.
Why we began this adventure: We researched an easy, cost-effective alternative form of nesting product because we wanted to keep our coop smelling fresh and staying clean and to be easily maintained. The idea is imagined, but there is no product readily available, so we began drying vast drums full of coffee grounds for ourselves. We also have two teen boys who do not like to clean, but do it because they have to, and we wanted something to make their jobs easier, as chickens aren’t the cleanest of pets. We went from farm scent to coop café with a fairly thick layer of grounds in our coop. We’re still filling it, as our chicken palace is 30′ x 17′