The production of copra meal in some parts of the world is abundant and cheap and hence its inclusion in poultry diets would benefit the poultry industry. Its use as a feeding material would also be beneficial for the coconut industry and the environment, through the reduction of copra waste. However, the nutritional and physical qualities of this by-product are poor, and consequently, there has been limited use of this material in poultry diets. Attempts to improve the quality of this feedstuff have been made through supplementation with amino acids and enzymes as well as physical treatments such as pelleting, soaking and grinding. This paper reviews some issues of using copra meal as a poultry diet and aspects of dealing with the problems.