Eggs in Compost Heap?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wxdude99, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    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.
  2. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    Do you have 4 chickens? And you are overun with eggs?
  3. wxdude99

    wxdude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    Montgomery Area
    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.
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    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 !
  5. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2007
    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.
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Quote: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.

    Just don't trip on your way into the pen - you'll get trampled to death [​IMG]
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    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. [​IMG]
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens


  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

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

  10. Saffy

    Saffy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2007
    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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