Fri, 12 November 2021
Today I want to speak about all the ways you can use eggs. In tough times eggs can save your life…I meant it!
Eggs are an excellent protein and fat source that just about anyone can produce. Chickens and ducks do not need vast acreages, just a backyard and a few basic items like feeders, water source, coop, etc. nothing beyond the reach of most able-bodied, motivated people.
Eggs are one of the most versatile protein sources and can be used any time of day for stand-alone dishes or as an addition to many other dishes like meatballs, meatloaf, stir fry, myriad baked goods, etc, etc.
On a homestead, eggs are probably the first thing to focus on as birds can be used to help process many other “waste” items like kitchen scraps, weeds, and trimmings of bushes, grains, and of course insect reduction. Ducks and chickens are excellent at eating ticks, flies, worms, slugs, grasshoppers, caterpillars, and many other insect pests.
Ducks and chickens also provide excellent fertilizer for free! Some permaculture practitioners use them to fertilize all kinds of things like trees, bushes, grassland, pasture, gardens, etc. Here are a few great videos to illustrate this:
I hope you all eat more eggs and more importantly, raise your own animals.
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