overwhelmed with eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mtnnana, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. mtnnana

    mtnnana In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2008
    new mexico
    my 20 nn were supposed to lay an egg 2 to 3 times a week and they are dual purpose (larger) hens.

    well, they started laying at 4 months and now at 6 months i am being gifted over a dozen a day.

    it is below freezing at night, but no slow up.

    need recipes that use up lots of eggs please.
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    About once a week i scramble up about 9 0r 9 eggs and feed them to my hens. It is a really good source of protien.
    I know it sounds weird to feed them their own eggs but they love them. Don't feed raw as then they will develop a taste for raw eggs and start eating the ones they lay. You can also feed bioled eggs.
  3. mtnnana

    mtnnana In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2008
    new mexico
    thank you, i will.
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    Wow!! You're really lucky actually. We have 14 hens that were hatched in June. I have 4 laying of the 14 and the girls are b/n 22-24 weeks old. Today was our first 3 egg day!! [​IMG] I'm looking forward to getting a dozen a day because I have a list of people who want my eggs.

  5. freemotion

    freemotion Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Western MA
    Why not offer them to some friends and neighbors in exchange for a small contribution to their feed? I put out one e-mail with a little education on why my hens eggs are so wonderful and had a waiting list of 17 people! I had to pair it down to only those who would come and pick up the eggs from a cooler on my porch and leave behind $3 (Massachusetts.) One lady leaves $4 so she will be on the top of the list....guess what, she is. Oh, and the people have to contact me, so I do NO work chasing people down, and I never deliver eggs. The girls earn their keep.

    Disclaimer: Check local ordinances! [​IMG]
  6. heyeddah

    heyeddah Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Milford Ct
    Find a local diner and exchange fresh eggs for some other meal that you and your family can benefit from. People would snap up the chance to eat fresh egg omelets at the diner.
    Other wise Souffles, quiche, frittatas, angel food cake, flourless chocolate cake, Hollandaise sauce, custard, Sauce anglaise make those items and sell them to restaurants.
    Restaurant owner here!!!
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    You can freeze some for baking. How about sending them to a local shelter or food pantry. I am sure there are some familys out there that could really use them.
  8. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I give 1 on top of the dog food and other times I scramble them up with browned hamburger,rice and peas put a big bowl of this combo in the frig and the dogs all get 1/2cup of this on top of their kibble.I have 5 big dogs.
  9. Buckhunter

    Buckhunter Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    weve been getting 10-12 per day from 24 hens ............ today it was 13 !!!!!!!
  10. Rachael

    Rachael In the Brooder

    Oct 26, 2008
    ask friends if they are willing to buy any. Im getting 3-4 a day at the moment and yesterday had a dozen in the fridge, I asked a friend if she wanted any and told her they were a bargain as i charged a lower price than the shops. she wants more now lol, im hoping to sell any extras i dont use and it will pay for the price of their feed - i only need to sell 3 dozen a month to do that!

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