One of the joys of raising backyard chickens is having a fresh supply of eggs each morning. But what do you do when that supply gets too big? While you can store eggs to use later, you will still be getting more and more of them as time goes on.
If you don’t want your eggs to go bad, you will need to get creative in using them. Here are a few ways to get started:
Give them away to your friends and family members
Everybody loves fresh eggs. So, if your household has some eggs leftover, give them away to your friends and family. Just make sure you wash them before handing them out.
If you’d like to make a few extra bucks, you can always sell your eggs to neighbors or passers-by. Set up a stand outside your home with a “Fresh Eggs” sign to advertise your supply. You can also spread the word on Facebook or Twitter to get more people interested. Again, you’ll want to wash them before selling your stock.
Freeze extra eggs
If you want to use these eggs yourself but already have too many in your fridge, try freezing them. Keep in mind, this isn’t as simple as placing your eggs in the freezer and calling it a day. Eggs cannot be frozen while they’re in their shell or with the yolks still intact. As such, you’ll need to crack them open, whisk them, and then pour the mixture into an ice cube tray.
Try out different recipes
The best thing about eggs is their versatility. They can be used in a wide variety of recipes, from cakes to noodles to scrambled eggs. When you have more eggs than usual, try incorporating them into different recipes. Here are a few ideas you can start with:
For more tips on caring for your backyard flock, read through our blog, or contact Chickens for Backyards today.