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Chicken Math and Extra Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dpenning, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Ok, So I have to ask, what do all you folks who are victims of chicken math do with all the extra eggs? DH and I go through 6-8 eggs a week. I cant believer there are that many folks who have a stomach for processing chickens... so what do you do with the extra eggs? :)
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a few co-workers, neighbors, and friends who get eggs, and extras go to a local soup kitchen and church. Mary
     
  3. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I love the soup kitchen and church idea! Thanks Mary.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you have too many eggs.....

    sell them or gift them. Bake lots with them and give the baked goods. Donate them. Feed them to the dogs/cats/whatever other carnivore or omnivore that lives on your property.

    If you have too many layers....

    Craigslist is the bomb for selling chickens. I don't see the point in processing a laying bird, but once they're done or slowed down enough, they're in the freezer or pressure canner.
     
  5. dpenning

    dpenning Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Rachel,

    All good suggestions. Thanks for responding. I'm sorry to hear you need blood regularly. Ive been a donor for years but am past due. Ill go next week. Thanks for the reminder and take care..
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thank you so much! I've had 4 units of blood and 2 of platelets just this week............[​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Hope you turn the corner for your health soon!
     

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