Our Eggs

Going from four hens that hadn’t laid eggs for a couple of years to twenty-four hens that lay between fifteen and eighteen eggs a day is life changing. But, then again, that’s why I got so many birds in the first place.

Learning what to do with that many eggs daily was a challenge but I did find several fabulous recipes. They range from boiling to preserving to pickling eggs and from savory to sweet dishes ready for any meal: breakfast, lunch, or dinner. What an array of ways to serve eggs. I had no idea. Eventually, I’ll share some of those recipes with you. But for now, I want to show you our jewels.

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The washed, crushed egg shells are mixed with a bit of diatomaceous earth (DE) then blended in with their high protein grain as often as the shells are available. I also feed the birds dried meal worms almost every day. They seldom let me OUT of the chicken yard without serving them.