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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abhaya, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Songster

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    Hi I am kinda new to the chicken keeping thing. I wonder how do people use your eggs?
    I eat some of course and bake with them and all that jazz but what to do with the extras. I barter with the farmer down the road he gives me all the straw I need I give him all the eggs he needs. I give eggs to the elderly couple down the road (it is a good excuse to check upon them a couple times a week without them knowing) I donate some to the local food pantry. that about uses all my eggs what do you do with yours?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Some barter and some for some elderly people in need use them up.

    Oops, also hatch some.
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  3. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Songster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    Any that we don't eat, and don't put in the bator, get boiled and chopped up to be fed back to the Silkies
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    If I ever get more than three in a day then I will take some over to my neighbor who helped me level the ground where my coop is. [​IMG] Hoping some day that I will get "extras" [​IMG] I am also planning on collecting some to hatch in about a week or so!
  5. CookieChickens

    CookieChickens In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2010
    We either eat them or give them to friends. On occassion I even get a toonie for a carton!

    I like the idea of taking extras to food shelters. Will have to do that. Thanks for the thought.
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    We use a lot. We give away many to friends, family and neighbors. We sell some. I am currently collecting to donate 20 dozen to my daughter's school for a fundraiser breakfast. Any extras after this will be donated to the local soup kitchen. I haven't wasted any eggs yet, so I find ways to use them. In a pinch, I will sometimes freeze some.
  7. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    Eat them, give to son's family and to some neighbors (traded some for some really good peaches). Sell some, freeze some. The chickens and dogs love scrambled eggs, so there's no waste here.

  8. Moabite

    Moabite Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    So far we've been giving the extras away to neighbors. I think it is a good way to promote the hobby by sharing the fruits and we get brownie points too. I could sell them for up to $3.50 a dozen, but our 6 hens aren't overproducing enough for our family of 5 to make it worth messing with. If only I had room for a few more hens [​IMG]
  9. woodmort

    woodmort Songster

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    We're getting about 30 a day and, between my DW and I, eating about 6. My DW will also boil a couple dozen every once in awhile for devil eggs or egg salad. The rest are stored for use when the kids come and they will take them back with them after Thanksgiving. My older daughter already has orders for 15 dozen plus she'll use 5 at least between T'giving and Xmas. The other daughter will take the rest so we'll start over again on Monday. We also sell a few locally and, should we really get slammed, give some to the local food bank. No egg goes to waste here and it is rare one gets given back to the birds.
  10. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I run about 12 dozen bi weekly to a shelter. They're very glad to get them and they don't know my name or where I come from, just grateful for the donation. Which suits me just fine.

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