What We Do With Egg Shells:

1.  Get a basket.

2.  Put it under the sink.

3.  Every time you use an egg, put the shell in the basket…even with the stringy, sticky egg whites still sliming it.


4.  Leave them there until they pile so high they start falling out of the basket.

5.  Take them outside.

6.  Dump them out on a board inside your chicken coop.

7.  Stomp them into tiny pieces.

8.  Your chickens will eat them.


9.  Which gives calcium to the chickens.

10.  Which makes their egg shells stronger.

11.  Which saves you money.

12.  Because you don’t have to buy crushed oyster shells.

Glad we had that talk.

–  The Goat Cheese Lady


About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Then I was an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life. Now, after moving to the country, I have embarked on life as a rural farmgirl, complete with my husband, the Animal Whisperer, man of exceptional knowledge and patience, two boys who are louder than my sister and I ever were, a herd of milking goats, and a flock of egg-laying chickens. Coyotes, mice, country dogs and prairie dogs are frequent visitors. Just 45 minutes north is Colorado Springs, the setting for our first six years in the goat world. Our family. Our city friends. Our introduction to cheesemaking. But we...and our growing farm and soon-to-be creamery...have set up shop down off of Highway 115 in Penrose, Colorado.
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2 Responses to What We Do With Egg Shells:

  1. Sandy says:

    They’re also great for tomatoes. Crush them up, put them in the hole, then put in the tomato plant. Helps them grow big and strong like your chickens (and eggs!)

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