we have some eggs that we won't eat as a precaution (after treating the flock with some meds) for a little bit. is there a good way to dispose of them? can they be hardboiled and composted, or composted directly?
They can be composted, but you will very likely draw critters to your compost heap you don't want. And they will stink pretty bad, especially raw but also boiled. I would not do it. I only put vegetable matter in the compost heap, and chicken poop, of course.
I don't have a good suggestion as I would probably put them in the garbage. I would not feed them back to the chickens. Why reintroduce the meds to the chickens' system when you are trying to clear the chickens' system so you can eat the eggs.