Ethical Chickens are Coconut-Free
Coconut by-product waste is great for composting toilets, crafts, animal bedding and for adding to a potting mix. The exterior fibers on the outside of coconuts may even make for nice nesting materials for rabbits, rats, rodents, birds and other wild animals that may be found in the same areas where, coconuts naturally grow.
In my experience, coconuts usually do not break when they fall, they stay intact. Some may break, I've not seen this. Ethical Chickens are naturally derived from jungle fowl and they are opportunistic. Chickens have powerful beaks and they can even swallow large pieces of meat from decaying flesh. However, I've never witnessed any chicken peck through a coconut shell. Just recently we picked up 4000 pounds of whole young coconuts and we placed them before our Ethical Chickens, and they were not interested. Then we broke open the coconuts. They still had no interest in drinking or eating from the inside of these coconuts.
Ethical Chickens do not eat coconuts or coconut by products. We do not grow coconuts in the High Desert of Southern California. Ethical Chickens are very good about maintaining healthy dietary choices, and maybe they know that coconuts are high in copper, or maybe they know that some people can suffer an allergic reaction from coconuts. Your farmers know, allergies and, they know about species-specific diets and, coconuts are not a natural food source for Ethical Chickens.
While trace amounts of copper can be beneficial, excess copper accumulates in the body. It is stored in the brain, eyes, kidneys, and liver. Excessive copper collected in the liver can, cause cirrhosis of the liver, which is a serious, life-threatening condition. Ethical Chickens are intended for healing, and this is another reason that Ethical Chickens are "second to none".