pile of multicolored chicken eggs

6 Smart Things To Do With Excess Chicken Eggs

Overrun with extra chicken eggs? Here are 10 things you can do to get some use out of them before they go bad!

1. Freeze Them

Yep, you can freeze your excess raw eggs and they’ll be safe to eat for up to 1 year. There are a couple of ways to do this:

  1. Whisk your yolk and white together, then freeze
  2. Separate white & yolk, freezing separately

Freeze them in ice cube trays, or plastic egg cartons. You can use them like normal in your recipes once they’ve thawed!

2. Donate or Gift Them

Who doesn’t want the gift of farm fresh eggs? Whether you bring your excess eggs to a friend, family member, or coworker, they are sure to love them.

There are also plenty of food pantries across the US that can always take your extra chicken eggs – just be sure they are properly packaged or they may not be accepted.

3. Add to Your Pet Food

Eggs are a great source of protein for your 4-legged cat & dog friends. Just be sure not to use any seasonings on them when adding them to your pet’s diet.

Egg whites are the best source of protein, but if you prefer to scramble them, that works too! Just be sure to not add too many scrambled eggs as this can result in too much fat for your animal’s diet.

4. Add to Your Chicken Feed

Your chickens can also benefit from the nutritional content of their own eggs. It may seem weird to feed your flock their own eggs, but it is very common practice in the farming world. Your hens will benefit from added protein and you’ll have less eggs go to waste – a win-win!

5. Pickle Them

Pickled eggs require 1-4 weeks to sit (depending on egg size used). After that, they are good for 3-4 months!

Not only is this a delicious treat, but a fun skill to learn as well. Once you perfect your recipe, you can even start selling them to earn some extra income.

6. Hatch Them

If you’ve ever been interested in hatching your very own baby chicks or ducklings from fertile eggs, now’s your chance! You’ll need an incubator and about 21 days of patience before you get to meet your new birds. Check out our guide to incubating chickens for more information on this!