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What to do with all my eggs??

post #1 of 28
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I have 5 hens, and get about 6 eggs a day. Me nor my family eat eggs, we usually end up throwing all of the eggs a week in the trash sad. So my question is what can i do woth them, how do i sell them? etc... Any help will be appreciated.

post #2 of 28

hatch um  jumpy

livestock: 7 layer chickens, 4 ducks, 2 chicks "I'm just holding for a friend"
boy, do I have amazing parents!!!!
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livestock: 7 layer chickens, 4 ducks, 2 chicks "I'm just holding for a friend"
boy, do I have amazing parents!!!!
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post #3 of 28

You can scramble the eggs and shells together and feed them right back to your hens!

If you want to sell eggs, how about telling people at work you have eggs for sale?  I sell mine at work for 3 bucks a dozen. 

You could contact a member of the clergy, offering eggs to give to needy families, and see if that would be something the church would support. 

And, as has already been suggested, you can hatch 'em and get more chickens!!!  Then decide what to do with the eggs you get LATER.  (See above.)

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #4 of 28

I either sell mine or trade them for other things.  I have a lady that I trade weekly with for beef.  She usually trades me organic ground beef or roast for 2 dozen eggs at a time.  I figure it would be more expensive for me to buy it in the store so it works out well for both of us (she has a surplus of beef).  I also like to trade locally for homemade jams, honey and stuff like that.  To find people it really depends on what media outlets you have.  We have a local newspaper and also a free circular that goes out weekly.  I have posted in the circular and usually get more responses than I can handle.  Craigslist and other online forums are also a good source.  Or if your town has local markets you can try those too.

Labor doula and proud mom to three girls, two cats, two bunnies and 12 EEs, 5 SLW and 5 BRs.
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Labor doula and proud mom to three girls, two cats, two bunnies and 12 EEs, 5 SLW and 5 BRs.
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post #5 of 28

wish I had your problem.....no eggs yet  hit

see if you can donate them.  try to find a shelter that serves food.  someone i work with makes one (HUGE) meal a month to help feed the people at the shelter (400+ people).  i'm sure the shelter would have resources for you.

"The probability of someone watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your actions"  Transplanted from Louisiana, enjoying life in Northern Nevada but always dreaming of Cabo San Lucas...
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"The probability of someone watching you is directly proportional to the stupidity of your actions"  Transplanted from Louisiana, enjoying life in Northern Nevada but always dreaming of Cabo San Lucas...
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post #6 of 28

The local food bank or soup kitchen would love to get your eggs....

10 acres, 7 hens, 2 cats, 2 happy people
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10 acres, 7 hens, 2 cats, 2 happy people
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post #7 of 28

Gee, I use mine in cakes ect, i love using them and i give away. i'm sure lots of needy people would love access to them. Make great deviled eggs too,

post #8 of 28

Sell them!  I sell my eggs at work for $2 a dozen.  A local feed store buys them for $1.50 a dozen and lets me build up credit.  I turn and use the credit for feed.  In August I sold 6 dozen and paid about $4 for a 50 lb bag of feed.  The girls earned their keep that month!

Check with your church or other organizations around town, I bet they could use them.

Rhonda--
USCG wife and mom of 2 kids
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Rhonda--
USCG wife and mom of 2 kids
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post #9 of 28

I read on here someplace that the eggs will last up to three months in the fridge.

And they are right....food banks, churches....and close to my heart a place for people with developemental delays. My daughter lives in independent living and she cooks in her apartment on a regular basis. They are on a really, really tight budget and eggs would help them.

Wife, mother, grandmother and chicken boss.....to 29 assorted chickens.
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Wife, mother, grandmother and chicken boss.....to 29 assorted chickens.
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post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice! I know my friend that lives in the middle west has to pay 7.00 dollars a dozen sickbyc she was wondering if you can ship eggs? is it possible? Also they are all usually fertile, can i ship them to people that want to hatch them? P.S. I have enough hens so far tongue

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