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What to Do with Egg Shells

Have you wondered what to do with egg shells?
Doesn't it just seem wasteful to throw them away?
It is! But there are options. Here are some

Add Them to Your Compost Bin

You don't even need to do anything special with them. Just toss them in. They decompose nicely and add calcium to the soil.

Add Them to Your Garden

Simply crush them up and sprinkle them around the perimeter of your plants or garden spaces. They help keep deer away and also discourage slugs from invading your garden (the slugs don't like the sharp edges that cut them when they crawl over them).

Turn Them into Containers

Take cracked halves and use them as little bowls to start your seedlings. Simply fill with dirt, plant your seed and water. The soil will leech the calcium from the shell.

Remove Stains

If you've got a stubborn stain on a pot or dish, add soap and water and some egg shells. Let sit overnight and wash.

Create Crafts

You don't have to limit your Easter decorating to traditional dyes. Turn the cracked, empty shells into beautiful and unique works of art. Here's some photos of art done with cracked shells to simulate your creative juices.

Feed them to Your Chickens

This will give your chickens the extra calcium they need to produce more strong eggs. Click here for more information on how to prepare the shells for your chickens.

Next time you wonder what to do with egg shells, you'll be prepared with lots of choices...now you'll just have to narrow them down!

 

 

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