Raise Chickens? Here’s What To Do With ALL Those Eggs
If you raise chickens like I do, I know for a fact you are constantly trying to figure out “Where can I find another recipe that uses LOTS of eggs!” I am here to help! After years of raising chickens just for eggs and like most people who raise chickens, my chicken math is always way more chickens than I had originally intended to get. This year I had planned on only adding 8 hens to my flock and “accidently” ordered 14 (there’s that chicken math!) I also ended up with 2 roosters who were suppose to be hens, but definitely are not!
First, you can go to my Pinterest site by clicking here and seeing my board that is All About Eggs. As you can see I have been busy trying to explore any and everything about eggs that I can and how best to use all the surplus I have, including gardening, recipes and feeding them back to my chickens.
Feel free to join my Facebook site also here. Homemade The Natural and Organic Way and I will occasionally post all things eggs there also so feel free to follow along. So sit back, relax and eggjoy yourself!
These are some of my favorite recipes that use eggs, LOTS of eggs in some of the recipes. That’s the goal of this post. How To Use The Eggs!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs For Dinner
I also slice a hard boiled egg in my chicken noodle soup. Yum! try it!
Eggs In The Garden
Crush eggshells and place around your garden plants for wonderful pest control.
Add crushed eggshells to your compost bin
Grind your eggshells into powder and sprinkle around your garden for an added calcium boost.
Feeding Chickens Eggs and Eggshells
I always share my hard boiled eggs with my chickens for added protein and calcium. I crush the entire egg, including shell, into small pieces and they go crazy over the yummy treat.
I save all my eggshells by washing them and then making sure they are thoroughly dry. I then crush them and store them in a glass jar and add in a separate container in their coop mixed with oyster shell. They will eat what they want out of the container.
Freeze Them for Later
I also freeze extra eggs for later use. I will scramble 4 or 5 eggs, add a pinch of salt, put them in a freezer bag with the date and toss them in the freezer for later use for my cakes or scrambled eggs.
Share! Share! Share!
My family, friends and neighbors rarely leave my home without taking at least a dozen eggs with them! Everyone in my dentist office asks for them. Sharing your over abundance of eggs with people is the best way to lower your extra egg supply to a manageable level, especially in the spring time. Food banks and charities will also accept eggs.