Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

Excess Eggs? Freeze ’em Up!

At the height of summer, when the chickens are laying well and providing an abundance of eggs, I often find that we have way too many eggs hanging around waiting to be eaten.

Now, we have friends and family who will take a dozen here and there, and we have one friend who purchases a few dozen every few weeks, but with 15 layers, we just can’t seem to keep up!

Excess eggs-freeze em up

So, what’s an urban farmer to do?  Well, more often than not, when there’s just so many excess eggs we just can’t keep up without going crazy, I crack them into a bowl, beat ’em up, pour them into ice cube trays and freeze them for cooking and baking with during the cold months when there are never enough eggs to keep our bellies full!

Super easy, super quick, zero waste.

Now, if you’re not quite at the point of needing to freeze the mountain of eggs you are slowly collecting, these posts might help inspire you to make something beyond scrambled, fried or deviled eggs:

And if you find yourself with an overabundance of duck eggs, these two links might help 🙂

Need a bit more inspiration?  Check out my Egg Recipe board on Pinterest 🙂

Happy eating!


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Written by Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm


  1. Holly

    LOL – I know, right?! I store them for the molt season when my chickens don’t lay for a few months. In the summer I’ll make lots of deviled eggs with excess eggs. But aroubd this time of year I will begin putting eggs away so I can get through the molt season without buying eggs. Once they begin laying steadily again it will be winter. During winter I use excess eggs by making Scottish Eggs (my son’s fav), or fritta. So I never store them longer than 3 months, but they will keep much, much longer.

  2. Holly

    Rub clean eggs that have no cracks with mineral oil, store them in a cool, dark place (I use my cellar) and they will easily keep for a year. Way back in the day, people would have jars/buckets of mineral oil that they would rotate for egg storage, placing freshly laid eggs in one bucket/jar while using eggs out of an older bucket/jar. I recently read in a very old book that eggs can be kept in lime-water properly prepared, and in fact the author of the book said they had seen eggs still sweet and fresh at the end of three years. Why anyone would keep eggs for years is beyond me……

    1. Bee Girl

      It’s fascinating to me that eggs can last for so long under the right conditions! Thank you for that information! Now, why someone would want to store eggs for years and years is beyond me, but I guess if you’re preparing for food shortages or an emergency situation, it’s always good to have access to protein, ha?

    1. Bee Girl

      Tracy, I’ve used ours well after a year and they were totally fine…no frost damage or anything. Keeping them in a chest freezer will keep them longer than the traditional stand up freezer because the temps are better maintained 🙂

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