How many eggs do you get weekly? What do you do with the extra eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by csaylorchickens, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. DianaMallory

    DianaMallory Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2012
    Lancaster Ohio
    Nice recipes but could you be more explanatory on your ingredients like what kind of flour do you use?
  2. Dizzydog

    Dizzydog Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2014
    LOL. Sorry. In the mid-west all flour is bread flour and is usually high gluten. How are you going to make good bread otherwise. It works great with the cake. I don't think it makes much difference. There are no fancy ingredients in any of these recipes. I just use what I have on hand.
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Depends on time of year lol.... Average probably 10 dozen a week...

    I bake with the duck eggs, mostly into pie shells :D

    Pasta is made with the Ancona eggs, kids get banty eggs for breakfast, DH gets double yolkers, and most if the rest get pickled!.. Makes great egg salad sandwiches,deviled eggs, and I always have a gallon jar of them in the fridge ;)

    The flavor of the week is a sweet pickling spice mix; I'm saving up brine from the pickled beets to throw the next batch into :)
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  4. MiniHorses

    MiniHorses Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2012
    My extras -- like most, some to kids, some sales, some freebies. I'm not a big egg eater, actually, but love a quiche, western omelets, egg salad, etc. I like the chickens and their antics, plus collecting eggs. Comes from wanting to as a kid at grandparents.

    Well, I copied the recipes. :) esp like the custard one because in addition to 20 hens I have milk goats. Open my fridge and it's a WALL of milk and eggs!! In fact, I am making a soft cheese this afternoon........that's always yummy too....and reduces the cost of lasagna making...add spices and great spread or slicing. Plus the chickens often get some of the cheese and love it -- plus it's good for them with protein & calcium.

    Soon my guinea piglets will be ready to be picked up, so another use for some milk (I drink about a qt a day, dog & cats get some, the goat kids are still nursing but soon won't & milk in house increases). And I make goat milk soap, for use & sale. 2 gal a day is a lot and I don't even milk them all. LOL Only bred 2 for kids this yr to slow down a little.

    What a great life!!!!! It's work but, fresh veggies, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, meats (yes, sometimes that's true)....fresh lard at butchering...couple fruit trees. Self sufficiency, no chemicals.

    Of course -- you don't have to buy fertilizer for the garden [​IMG] Or very much of the pastures, I also have 29 mini horses.
  5. zobi

    zobi New Egg

    Aug 30, 2015
    Karachi Pakistan
    I have 300 pullets and 100 roosters, all RIR's. We take more than 1500 egg per week and moving for incubation and after hatching sold chicks in the market. I love it. :)
  6. impp

    impp Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2015
    I get about 30 eggs a week out of 5 laying. and have 5 more that could start any day. And a fart egg a few days ago. lol
    family get whats left over amd a neighbor gets a dozen every now and then
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  7. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2013
    I get about a dozen or so a week and sell my excess at work for $3 per dz.
  8. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Extra eggs, dog food. Some people sell eggs to help on the cost of feeding their chickens. I feed them to my dogs, fried, to cut down on the cost of dog food ;-)
    Dog food isn't cheap either and eggs are excellent protein and good for them.
  9. Pixie

    Pixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Lake County IL
    I have 33 hens. They were born the end of March. I am getting about 7/day right now with an all time high once of 17. Some are just getting their waddles though. I am hoping they will even out soon.

    Then again, I am suspicious of a few hopping the fence and laying eggs to return when I am not looking.
  10. Routhfamilyfarm

    Routhfamilyfarm Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2014
    Is it legal to donate to the food banks? Or does it range area to area??

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