What do you all do with your eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicamama, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Topanga Ca
    I want to know what you all do with your eggs?
    We're not geting a lot yet (maybe 2-4 every other day), but I have a hard time using the ones we have.

    Any tips? Ideas?
  2. hwerner

    hwerner Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 28, 2008
    Independence, KS
    The ones we don't eat, we sell to friends and family for 1.50 dozen. After that any that's left go to farmer's market and sell for 2-3 $ dozen. I increase the price for market due to driving them in and family ALWAYS gets discount....
  3. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    we give eggs to all of our family and sell some at work.
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I use them to pay debts and increase my power and standing among my co-workers. I also use them to maintain good will among my suburban neighbors. [​IMG]

    Those clear 4- and 6-pack plastic egg cartons are great for distributing small egg batches; I get mine from eggcartons.com, but I know there are other places that have them as well.
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Most of mine I give away. For me, my chickens are therapy - like gardening for some, and I get a lot of joy out of sharing my bounty with others....And I'm too lazy to deal with 'customers', and don't really need the money.

    We're getting about 10-12 eggs per day. I save them up and give most away to my church family every sunday. I also give them to my students and family too.

    We eat more eggs than we used to - used to be a carton would last literally MONTHS in our fridge - but still no more than a doz a week.

    But I get a big kick out of giving them away - watching people who have never eaten a BYC egg giving you that 'look' and then having them come back the next week with an empty carton and a 'BOY, you were RIGHT!...those eggs were GREAT!"
  7. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    If you have pets you can hard boil them and mix them with their daily feeding.
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    People at DHs work are already forming a waiting list for when mine start laying! LOL
  9. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    I give all the extra away. Mostly to family, like my grandmother who is on a fixed income. Everyone is happy to get them. I am proud to give them the eggs that I have "produced" . [​IMG]
  10. CritterHill

    CritterHill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    I have a dozen people I owe eggs to who came by and helped build the coop and run.

    I have two neighbors that ran to our house on my request about various doors/windows that were left open when it started to unexpectedly rain while I was at work.

    One neighbor that I ticked off using lavender dryer sheets (who knew lavender was offensive?)

    Also one neighbor who cuts the verge of our field near his house.

    So I have a ton "thanks for the favors, here's some eggs" people that I owe eggs to and one "oops sorry bout the lavender smell, here's some eggs even though I think you are quite insane" person that I want to make nice with. Plus a line of coworkers begging.

    Our chickens haven't even started laying yet. I wonder if WE will ever get to eat any of these eggs?

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