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Can I put eggs in my compost ?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by I*Eat*Chickens*Yum, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a compost pile going. I, sadly enough, have about six eggs that never got eaten and now they have gone bad.

    I know that I can put the egg shells in the compost but does anyone know if it is alright to put the whole egg in the compost ? Thanks !


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  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The shells yes, the guts no.
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    just remember no fats or proteins in compost, shells are great.
     
  4. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    ahhh...I thought I read about protein. Thank you both for replying !
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's the deal with the protein?

    I don’t know that much about compost but as far as I was aware if it rots....its compost-able. I have a neighbor (thank God he’s not a close neighbor) who picks up road kill and throws into his compost. He’s got a beautiful garden but I’m very glad I don’t have to live down wind of his compost pile.
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    You don't want to add MEAT or ANIMAL PRODUCTS because it will attract rodents/scavangers. This has nothing to do with protein. Vegetable matter contains protein.
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    best i can find its because it takes longer to decompose, it attracts rodents and pests, it stinks. Most articles i have read refer to it as protein because people generally think of meats, eggs, etc.
     
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  8. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK that explains a lot...thanks.

    The neighbor has his compost in this really big barrel looking thing that turns. I don't think anything could get into it unless it knew how to open the locks.
     
  9. 5_chickz

    5_chickz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a compost and you put the shells in but not the insides:D
     

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