Eggshells are plentiful in any household with chickens. But when you think about it, eggshells have many more purposes than just protecting the eggs! Just like anything else, eggshells can be “repurposed”. Here are a bunch of different tips to use eggshells for!
Compost: Eggshells add calcium and minerals to any compost pile!
Pest Control: Eggshells sprinkled around the edges of plants and plants beds will deter slugs, deer, and other garden pests.
Seed Starters: Use part of an eggshell to make a biodegradable seedling starter. Just fill with a little dirt, plant your seeds and transfer straight into the ground when you plant the plants outdoors.
Cleaner: Crush eggshells (And add to dish soap) to create an abrasive cleaner good for cleaning pots and pans, and other grimy dishes.
Treat Itchy Skin: Dissolve an eggshell in apple cider vinegar to use on itchy skin.
Hardening Shells: Wash thoroughly and crush or grind, then add to chicken food to make harder eggshells in future eggs.
What do you do with eggshells?