They Are All Laying & I Am Overrun With Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dangerouschicken, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Songster

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    i'd give them to the nieghbors that live closest to you.

    you can freeze eggs too, for later use. I guess whites freeze best. My gramma froze eggs on the farm and used them in baking- not so much for frying.

    http://www.momsbudget.com/freezercooking/eggs.html
     
  2. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

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    I don't have the problem any more but when I had 75-80 hens I had eggs coming out my ears.
    I would donate to the local food bank.
    True, didn't get any of my feed money back but they went to folks less fortunate than me and I knew they were truely appreciated.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    SELL SELL SELL !!!!!!

    just put a simple sign at the road.
    EGGS....... you will be turning people away, soon..

    do not take less than $2.oo/doz.

    and charge a quarter extra for the carton.. If they bring their own or extras just charge for the eggs..

    do not give a discount for extra cartons.. they would have just been thrown away anyhow..
     
  4. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    These are all great ideas!!! I used to trade with the local coffeeshop, but that guy has a new person, so I am out of luck there, but the idea of posting a sign AT the coffeeshop... now that is just brilliant [​IMG]

    I think I am also going to put a sign down at the bottom of our drive. Maybe I will get a few folks that way and meet neighbors in the process [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

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    Donate-- good tax write off

    OR

    Sell fertile eggs on here.
     
  6. hypnochyck

    hypnochyck In the Brooder

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    I live in Northern California and volunteer for Lindsay Wildlife Museum. They have a wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center where release is the goal. We go through dozens and dozens of eggs every day. They are fed to the baby raccoons, opposums and many other animals while they are being rehabiliated to be returned to the wild.
    Check your area for wildlife rehab centers that may use eggs to feed their wildlife!
    Good luck!
     
  7. hypnochyck

    hypnochyck In the Brooder

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    And yes....I know that opposums and raccoons are the predatorial enemies of our chickens.......BUT.....I love all animals and wildlife and they all need our care.
     
  8. Chicken Lil

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    Don't know if you work, but I have more people at my office wanting fresh eggs than I can provide. Perhaps your spouse (if you have one) can ask people at work, if you stay at home?

    Good luck.
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Quote:Its so true, all the critters out there need our help!! Great thought!
     
  10. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    I'm right there with you! Since the girls started laying I've tried selling, giving away and lotsa eating! I still have more eggs than I can use! [​IMG]

    Last week I got 24 dozen--time for a sign at the bottom of the driveway!
     

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