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post #1 of 27
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Is it a good or bad idea to throw extra eggs away on the compost heap?  I'm being overrun with eggs right now, and I can't give them away fast enough.  By the way, how long do eggs last in the refrigerator?  Thanks.

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post #2 of 27

Do you have 4 chickens?  And you are overun with eggs?

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post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately nobody in my family likes eggs besides me, and I'm having a hard time giving them away.  I have two dozen right now, and I'll probably have 3-4 when I get home this afternoon.

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post #4 of 27

Scramble the eggs and feed them back to the chickens if you don't have a household use for them.  Crush up the shells and put them in the scrambled eggs for the calcium they contain.  The chickens will love them !

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Laying hens that lay olive, blue and green eggs.   I will have sex link pullets available later this fall.   Hatching eggs $15/dozen plus extras with free shipping.   Hatching eggs available for pickup also, inquire about prices.  Chickens of all ages for sale.  I ship fully feathered  birds only.   Green eggs & ham are great ! I also have Mosquito fish available for any one interested in...
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post #5 of 27

I would not put eggs in the compost pile.
Farr too much fat and protein.

Boil em.
Peel em.
Crush the peeled shell up.
Smash/cut/dice the peeled egg.

Feed it all to the chickens.

The shells will give them back calcium.
The eggs will give them protein.

They will love it.

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post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by enola 

Scramble the eggs and feed them back to the chickens if you don't have a household use for them.  Crush up the shells and put them in the scrambled eggs for the calcium they contain.  The chickens will love them !


That's what I do when I have too many.  I hard boil the eggs, then mash them up shell and all and give them to the chickens. 

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post #7 of 27

I agree with all of the above but you may also want to try craigslist. You could post them and try to make a few bucks or maybe offer them to a needy family in your area. big_smile

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post #8 of 27

yuckyuck

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Laying hens that lay olive, blue and green eggs.   I will have sex link pullets available later this fall.   Hatching eggs $15/dozen plus extras with free shipping.   Hatching eggs available for pickup also, inquire about prices.  Chickens of all ages for sale.  I ship fully feathered  birds only.   Green eggs & ham are great ! I also have Mosquito fish available for any one interested in...
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Laying hens that lay olive, blue and green eggs.   I will have sex link pullets available later this fall.   Hatching eggs $15/dozen plus extras with free shipping.   Hatching eggs available for pickup also, inquire about prices.  Chickens of all ages for sale.  I ship fully feathered  birds only.   Green eggs & ham are great ! I also have Mosquito fish available for any one interested in...
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post #9 of 27

by the way, if you think you have too many chickens, I am looking for a brown leghorn ! 

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Laying hens that lay olive, blue and green eggs.   I will have sex link pullets available later this fall.   Hatching eggs $15/dozen plus extras with free shipping.   Hatching eggs available for pickup also, inquire about prices.  Chickens of all ages for sale.  I ship fully feathered  birds only.   Green eggs & ham are great ! I also have Mosquito fish available for any one interested in...
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Laying hens that lay olive, blue and green eggs.   I will have sex link pullets available later this fall.   Hatching eggs $15/dozen plus extras with free shipping.   Hatching eggs available for pickup also, inquire about prices.  Chickens of all ages for sale.  I ship fully feathered  birds only.   Green eggs & ham are great ! I also have Mosquito fish available for any one interested in...
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post #10 of 27

When we get over run with eggs I bring them to the local shelters or food pantries.  They appreciate them immensely.

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