Egg Uses (other than cooking)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by yhuang22, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. yhuang22

    yhuang22 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 18, 2008
    Middle River, MD
    What else do you do with your eggs? Facial? Glue? Can you post your ideas?

    Here are some I have found online:

    Make a facial
    Who has time or money to spend at the local day spa, paying someone to tell you how awful your skin looks? For a little pampering, head to the refrigerator and grab an egg. If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, separate the egg and beat the yolk. Oily skin takes the egg white, to which a bit of lemon or honey can be added. For normal skin, use the entire egg. Apply the beaten egg, relax and wait 30 minutes, then rinse. You'll love your new fresh face.

    Use as glue
    Out of regular white glue? Egg whites can act as a glue substitute when gluing paper or light cardboard together.

    Add to compost
    Eggshells are a great addition to your compost because they are rich in calcium -- a nutrient that helps plants. Crushing them before you put them in your compost heap will help them break down faster.

    Water your plants
    After boiling eggs, don't pour the water down the drain. Instead, let it cool; then water plants with the nutrient-filled water.

    Start seeds
    Plant seeds in eggshells. Place the eggshell halves in the carton, fill each with soil, and press seeds inside. The seeds will draw extra nutrients from the eggshells. Once the seedlings are about 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) tall, they are ready to be transplanted into your garden. Remove them from the shell before you put them in the ground. Then crush the eggshells and put them in your compost or plant them in your garden.

    Anything else you can add?
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2008
  2. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2008
    NW Ohio
    hatching and crafting
  3. SilverM0on

    SilverM0on Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    art my dear ART!!!!
    you can make so many thing whit egg and shell even candles
  4. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    When my brother and I were little we used to "hide" the eggs in the fall outside and then get our secret stash on Halloween night! [​IMG] I know....I know....I have grown up A LOT since then!!
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I feed boiled or scrambled to my chickens. I also crush all the shells from our eggs and give to them like scratch as it is good calcium.

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