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Incredibly Accumulating Egg + 5 Ways to Use Eggs Up

Eggs! Eggs! Everywhere! It’s the case of the incredibly accumulating egg.

The incredibly accumulating egg syndrome has hit my household. These eggs can accumulate so quickly.

One moment, you have one egg. The next day, you have two dozen!

You would think 10 chickens would be just right for a family of three. Let me tell you, our chickens are egg laying machines.

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Why We Have Chickens


One Spring, I decided it was time to stop buying eggs and start keeping laying hens.

I thought 10 hens would be just enough for the three of us.

It took the hens about 30 days or so to start laying.

When they started, they were laying about 7-10 eggs a day. And we’ve been getting that many ever since. Every single day.

Don’t get me wrong, I love that our hens are doing so great and laying so many eggs for us!

But, we have never been able to eat that many eggs during the week, so as we gain more, we accumulate them.

I hate to waste, so I do find ways to use them up.

I love to share them with family and friends but with busy schedules, lately that has not been happening as much.

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Here are 5 ways I’ve found to use up my eggs:

1. Noodles: I make my own noodles! You can’t beat homemade noodles!

My family loves pasta so it’s a great way to utilize eggs. I usually double the recipe and freeze some.

Check out chicken & noodles for a great recipe using my homemade noodles.

2. Breakfast Burritos: Since breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, I like to have some made up and ready to grab.

We are so busy running in the mornings, that it would be very easy just to skip out on breakfast.

Breakfast burritos are scrambled eggs with sausage or bacon (or you could just have eggs and cheese!).

The mixture is wrapped up in a tortilla and them wrapped in tinfoil.

3. Hard boiled Eggs: My whole family loves hard boiled eggs.

Matt loves them in a salad. Mylee just eats them they way they are.

They are nice to have on hand for a snack as well.

4. Baking: When I bake banana chocolate chip mini muffins, quick breads, cookies, I make double batches to use more eggs.

Then, I put the extras in the freezer so we have some for later.

I do always have to make new batches every weekend because these items are so popular and are consumed quickly.

5. Breakfast Casserole: Similar to breakfast burritos, breakfast casserole contains eggs, sausage, cheese, chopped green bell peppers, onions, and potatoes from the garden.

I have actually frozen some of these as well and it comes in handy for extremely busy weeks.

Here’s another great scrambled egg recipe my family loves.

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Overall, I’m very happy with my chickens and their egg-laying abilities.

Maybe my incredibly accumulating egg problem isn’t so bad after all.

“What are some of your favorite ways to use up excess eggs?”

~ Much Love ~



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Amber C

Friday 5th of February 2016

These are great tips! We just got 2 chickens and am excited for them to start laying in a few months! I never even thought of making my own noodles! Thanks!

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 5th of February 2016

Thanks, Amber! There's a lot you can do with the incredible edible egg. I love making noodles for sure! Among other things. Good luck with your chickens!

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Friday 5th of February 2016

Thanks, Amber! There's a lot you can do with the incredible edible egg. I love making noodles for sure! Among other things. Good luck with your chickens!

Amanda Baldwin

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Such great tips! We are looking for a house that'll let us have chickens in the back so we can have our own eggs. We can't wait and congrats on having egg laying machines lol!

Mindy Young @ Farm Fit Living

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Thanks, Amanda! I found a young man just down the road from me who build my coop for me. He had advertised his skill at my gym. :) He built me a great coop for about half the price of retail for the same sized coop. Just another might try looking on Craig's list or somewhere like that. Good luck to you!

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