When you have chooks, you have lots of eggshells which can become super annoying in the compost bin or worm farm as they JUST SIT THERE FOREVER. Like I said, super annoying.
They’re also a rad source of slow release calcium which is beneficial for your compost systems, soil and chickens if you can feed it back to them in a fine enough form. Which we do.
My most recent story with Gardening Australia shows you how we do it – you can watch the whole thing below.
But in summary…
- Collect your eggshells until you have a good stash.
- Roast them in the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Roasting them helps them become extremely brittle – perfect for the next step….
- Pop them in a large bowl and use a glass jar to smash them up. Think of it as a giant mortar and pestle. You can end up with a pretty fine substance after a few minutes of smashing.
- Then you can either pop them in your compost bin, worm farm or mix it in with your chook’s food.
So quick, so simple! You’re welcome :-).
Very rad photos by Nat Mendham xx