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What do you do with your rotten eggs unhatched eggs?

 
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Hi guys, like it says in the title, we have a bunch of rotten eggs that didn't hatch out (chicken, duck, geese), and I'm wondering how you may be recycling them back into your system..

I've thought about planting them in the ground with a tree/shrub on top, and letting them break down in the earth, but really don't know it that's a good idea or not.

It seems a shame not to have a clear idea with the best method of using them, and yes as each day goes by the smell intensifies! :)

So any ideas are most welcome!

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Marcus
 
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Break them into the compost heap and bury/cover them with other material.
 
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I use a long handled hoe to make a 'well' in the compost heap, put the eggs in, bash them with the hoe while holding my breath and quickly cover the well up again.

 
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Thanks for your responses!

Ha well, believe it or not I don't actually have a 'compost pile' as such.. All my composting is done with animals, between the Sheep, chickens, ducks, geese, worms, dogs and cats I really don't have anything left to compost (exept a bunch of rotten eggs! .. Hence the planting them directly into the soil idea..
 
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Maybe I should have called it the humanure pile...
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:Maybe I should have called it the humanure pile...

ok now we’re talking!
Yes I’m about to build a compost toilet. Been in my extremely long ever growing (well fertilized by frequenting places like here!) ‘things to do’ list .. guess I’m just going to bury them stinkers in places I have earmarked for new plantings.
 
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