As the daylight hours increase, so does egg production. Every day, your hens are working harder and faster to lay more eggs. There is just one problem:
What are you going to do with all those eggs?
If you keep chickens, it’s a problem you’re going to have to solve sooner or later. Allow us to make 10 suggestions for solving this common issue:
- Freeze some for winter. When you’re running out of eggs come December, you’ll be glad you did.
- Give them away. Maybe your relatives would love some farm-fresh eggs.
- Make meringue. If you like meringue, that is.
- Scramble them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cook them with potato and onion and you’ve got a great burrito filling that will work for any meal.
- Hard-boil some for snacks. Slice and serve on crackers with mustard.
- Hatch more chickens. That way you’ll have even more eggs next year.
- Make Easter eggs. Why not?
- Stretch the dog food. Scramble and serve.
- Compost them. Remember to break them first. Whole eggs will rot and smell very unpleasant if you accidentally crack one while turning the compost pile.
- Eat more eggs. When all else fails….