how many eggs does your family eat a day?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shaggy, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
    for whatever reason ... breakfast, pastries, meatloaf etc.

    just curious
  2. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY

    It varies a lot but probably from 2 1/2 to 4 dozen, only because I make a BIG effort to use eggs. My mom usually eats two bantam (small) eggs for breakfast every day, I make DH egg sandwiches (though mostly on the weekend because during weekdays he usually leaves before I even get up!), and I make omelets, casseroles, or just plain eggs with something on the side, and meatloaf for dinner to use up the eggs. Yes, we eat a lot of eggs for dinner, with hash, bacon, cheese, and/or sausage, and potatoes. And I also bake cakes, with some pound cakes using up to 10 eggs!

    And I still have to give a lot away! [​IMG] Hope this helps! [​IMG] Genie

    Edited to add: I forgot to mention that the above are weekly totals. So I guess our daily average is about 5 to 7 eggs. Usually, only 3 of us eat together as my daughter and grandson have a separate apartment and are on their own schedule.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    Quote:Per Day or per week?
  4. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2008
    Box Springs
    however many we get usually... right now it's 2.

    I make an egg and cheese on toast for whoevers here almost every day.

    if we dont have fresh eggs we dont have eggs.
  5. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

    May 16, 2008
    Nesconset, LI, NY
    Quote:Per Day or per week?

    O-o-o-ps! Sorry, I meant in a week.
  6. below_gravity

    below_gravity Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    Jutland, New Jersey
    5 to 10 on average.

    Since our little egg machines started going full blast a week ago we have been getting 5 to 7 eggs a day and the numbers will continue to go up (we have 16 hens) so we have been eating a lot of eggs (want to see how many we use before we set up buyers). We have been doing eggs for lunch so there is 3-4 per person (bf and I) plus baking a few times a week plus we have been incorporating them into dinners. On the weekends we usually have eggs for breakfast so there's 2 - 3 a piece.
  7. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    We go through (right now, on store-bought eggs) 18 to 24 a week.

    Now realize that that includes all baking, cooking an regular eating, and that there are five of us. We don't do eggs for breakfast every day. Most go into keeping enough desserts around to keep us all happy [​IMG]

    Now come Christmas time, that number will rise to something like 4 to 5 dozen a week with all the baking we do. After all, one batch of biscotti alone takes a dozen eggs. We can't wait for our first ever all home-raised egg biscotti [​IMG] I bet they're real yellow.
  8. paxicotrader

    paxicotrader Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    My children and I have a big breakfast every morning so that uses about 6 and then maybe 2 for baking or cooking.

    So, about 8 a day. If my husband didn't go to work so early and ate breakfast with us, we would average about 12 (or a dozen) per day.

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