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Great uses for Egg Shells
Don't waste an Egg, the shell's have many frugal properties
The greatest joy in keeping Chickens has to be the Eggs. Poached, Scrambled, Boiled, Fried or whatever, you're getting good food at no cost and you know from where it came, but..
the egg doesn't just end with the eating, the Egg Shell is often the forgotten part and there are many uses for them and makes our humble Egg a frugal masterpiece! Here's a few things you can use them for.
Plant Protection and Fertilizer
One thing that Slugs don't like is anything pointed, for obvious reasons, they take a step too close to a crumbled egg shell and they're a wounded creature.
Starting Seedlings off
If you like boiled eggs you're sure to have a large unbroken part of the shell to play with.
Now this is more a novel idea and one which I'm sure will impress your friends should you spread a few around a suitable Dinner Table. Simple really, just melt some candle wax, pour into the egg and when nearly set, insert the wick.
Feed back to the Chickens
You often find when you go to collect your Eggs from the Coop that your beloved girls have eaten their own Eggs and the fear is alway that it does them harm. This is not so. However, you can bake the used shells in an Oven, crush them up finely and use as a substitute Oyster or other Grit.
More Uses for Eggshells
For Skin irritations crush a shell. Mix with with Apple Cider Vineger, leave to soak for a couple of days then apply to the Skin.
So there's a few things for you to ponder over, but the main point is to say once again there's nothing spared in an egg, it's the 100% re-cyclable and frugal dream!!
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