What To Do With Egg-cess Eggs?

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 22 September 2014

There is nothing we love more than collecting fresh eggs each morning and whipping up some egg inspired culinary delights! But what to do when you have more eggs that you can handle?

If your girls are egg-ceptional layers and you just simply cannot cook enough quiches and meringues, there are a number of other ways you can use your farm fresh eggs so they don’t go to waste- no devilled, fried or boiled eggs necessary!

 Give them to friends

We don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled at receiving a bounty of farm fresh eggs! Pop them in an egg carton, tie together with a piece of twine for a rustic touch, and gift them to friends, family, work colleagues, neighbours- even strangers if you have that many! We’re sure they’ll remember this next time they have a plentiful supply of something!

having too many eggs is a good problem to have

Donate them

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of giving- so find a school, meals on wheels, soup kitchen or other needy cause that will be able to make use of some farm fresh eggs- they are sure to appreciate your generosity.

Give yourself a facial

No this is most definitely not a typo- eggs are a great skin saviour! Separate the egg white from the yolk, whisk the egg white until it is nice and frothy then using your hands, apply a layer to your face and neck. Leave this mixture on for 15 minutes then wash off with warm water. Egg whites tighten the skin, so will help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles- your backyard chickens the secret to eternal youth- who knew?

Make fertilizer

Eggshells are full of calcium, which helps to promote plant growth. So once you have whisked yourself up an egg white face mask, crush the eggshells and mix them in with your fertiliser to give your plants a welcome boost.

Treat your hair

Not only are eggs great for your skin, they are also a welcome treatment for your hair- giving it a much sought after protein hit. Just simply whisk an egg and run it through your hair with your fingers, massaging it into your scalp, before washing it out with warm water. This will moisturise and treat the hair and scalp leaving it luscious, clean and healthy. (It appears that the humble egg is quite the beauty staple!).

Get creative in the kitchen

We know this may the most obvious solution, but instead of the same old poached eggs or quiche lorraine, why not try some more daring egg recipes? Bake your eggs in an avocado for a filling, quick and nutritious lunch (http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/baked-eggs-avocado/). Or try your hand at a breakfast pizza (http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-avocado-and-egg-breakfast-pizza-recipes-from-the-kitchn-185696). We’re sure your family will happily agree to be your taste testers!

you can use eggs in all sorts of dishes, including ones you wouldn't expect

It’s rare that a person will complain that they have too many fresh eggs, but next time your girls are laying galore and you have eggs coming out of your ears- be sure to refer to this article for some egg-spiration!

Having difficulty storing all your fresh produce? The Egg Skelter is a stylish, functional way to store all your excess eggs, and a great tool to keep track of which ones to eat first! When you need to use them, just take them from the front – and pop all new eggs onto the back of the queue!

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