Eggs what do you do with surplus??????????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ema, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    MODS: sorry if I posted this in wrong section, wasn't sure where to post!!!

    Ok, so my chickens began laying 2 weeks ago I was getting just 3 eggs/day now I am getting 14+ per day, I got 21 chickens, and I only got 2 buyers...everyone else thinks I am going to give the eggs away for free or expect it cause they are friends. well to me that doesn't sound right.

    anyhow, so I know have 5 dozen eggs laid in the last 4 days or so, we've already had egg salad, make a cake, deviled eggs, fried egg sandwiches fed the dogs scrambled eggs and I still got 5 dozen ahahaha.

    what do you guys do when you got soo many eggs?? please help me out, there is only soo many jars of pickled eggs I can make LOL

  2. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    I used to give them away to the neighbors. Some would insist on paying me, others not. I didn't care.

    We have a large commercial flock now and the excess small and super jumbo eggs that don't get shipped to the processing plant can add up to cases a week at times. We sell what we can and give the rest to local food pantries. Usually the food pantry at the small church down the road first and then to the Salvation Army if there is still excess.
  3. BuffaloWings

    BuffaloWings In the Brooder

    Apr 6, 2010
    Scramble them and feed them back to the chickens. Pure protein. They'll love 'em. Crush the egg shells as well and give them to them also.
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I wish I had your problem. I'd sell em. I don't no where you live but where I'm at one sign at the front gate they'd be gone.If they weren't I could sell them at the store down the road.

  5. exoticduckluvr

    exoticduckluvr Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    a Soup Kitchen would probably love them until your sales pick up
    or other Places that help Poor Families to pass out to those in need
    the Elderly or Disabled living on a fixed income

    For me as I don't leave the house much and don't want strangers coming here when I am alone, who ever comes gets eggs. Mailman, UPS man, Family & Friends, my Dr.s when I go
  6. Ema

    Ema Songster

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    I guess I could always ask my daughters school kitchen, the church and the food bank if they would like the eggs, for them I wouldn't mind just giving them away.
  7. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

    May 25, 2007
    SW Wisconsin
    Quote:I'd charge your friends and every now and again give some away to the neighbors or a local food pantry. That little bit of kindness goes a long way.

  8. ncarper

    ncarper In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    South Central Oklahoma
    Feed them to the pigs
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    You can freeze some for baking when the hens stop laying so many. I like to keep a good supply on hand for the times when the girls are on strike. All you do is salt the yolks so they don't gum up, and you can freeze them in ice cube trays and put them into baggies in the freezer. Take out and thaw for recipes as needed. Oh, and you can make mayonnaise, pancakes, egg salad, angel food cake uses a load of eggs, and custard, use them in meat loaf and cornbread, and freeze for future dinners. There are loads of things you can do to use up all those eggs. I make homemade waffles and freeze them for a quick breakfast for DH and DD13. You may even still have some left to give/sell.

  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC

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