600 chickens, no grain

I grew up in a house in what might be called “suburban” Caracas. We has a nice garden and a large back yard full of trees. My Mom had a green thumb and specially loved orchids. Orchids like shade and I built an orchid house for my Mon. We also has a compost pile, most useful if you want a lush garden. That’s how a city boy learned about this stuff. At one point I wondered if it would make economic sense to collect coffee grounds from coffee houses to make into compost/fertilizer.

Very interesting video. The 600 chickens are not for for cooking but for the eggs.

How Karl Hammer Feeds 600 Chickens (Without Grains)

Karl Hammer of Vermont Compost has been feeding hundreds, sometimes thousands of chickens without grain for 20 years. His magic? Compost. But, do the chickens still lay? 300 a day! Oh, and he’s got unique donkeys that deliver the eggs and other goods to the customers in town :slight_smile:


The Captain

Coffee grounds contain several key minerals for plant growth — nitrogen, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and chromium ( 1 ). They may also help absorb heavy metals that can contaminate soil ( 2 , 3 ). What’s more, coffee grounds help attract worms, which are great for your garden. Apr 12, 2018