Spring always brings a record number of eggs on the homestead. Even a few years ago when I only had a few, older hens, they laid a large number of eggs for several weeks in spring, slowly tapering off in the heat of summer.
egg-heavy recipes. We've sold some, given some away, and I still had over ten dozen in the refrigerator.
So I've been freezing eggs. I put silicone muffin cups in my muffin pan, break each egg into a bowl one at a time and whisk it up, then pour it in one of the muffin cups, and repeat until the muffin pan is full. Into the freezer they go. The next day I remove each frozen egg from the muffin cup and put the "cakes" into a freezer bag, and start over again.
I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket, so this is just one way I'm preserving eggs. Here are a few more methods I use.
Broody hens definitely have their place in my coop, but I don't have a separate place for her to set on a nest where the others won't bother her and add their eggs to her clutch. I'd prefer she not set on eggs right now, so twice a day when I collect eggs, I fend off her pecking beak with my gloved hand and gather the eggs from the nest beneath her.
our incubator only holds nine eggs, I left the rest of the eggs with the duck hen. I added several chicken eggs to her nest one evening just as an experiment; she hasn't been very successful at hatching her own eggs, so I'm curious to see what will happen with the chicken eggs.
What does spring bring to your home in abundance?
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