Can I add eggs to my worm bin?

by Leah
(Panama City, FL)

I have many cartons of eggs from grocery store dumpster diving. So happy to see that I can use whole eggs in worm bins. I wanted to put them in my compost piles, but barely any info online about using whole eggs and no way am I going to extract the shell and go thru all that trouble.
Anyone else done that?

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Re: Can I add eggs to my worm bin?
by: Stephan

Hello Leah,

thank you for your message. Yes, you can add whole eggs to your worm bins. Both raw and/or cooked eggs are generally fine.

Just keep in mind that compost worms don't have teeth and won't be easily able to crack the shells of the eggs. So in order for the worms to be able to easily get access to the egg white and the yolk it is best to just crack/smash the shells of the eggs before you add them to your worm bin. Just a small hole anywhere in the eggshell will be more than sufficient for worms to find their way to the tasty soft inner section of the eggs.

Please let us know how your worm composting project is going. I am sure this will encourage many other people in our worm composting community.

Kind regards

Stephan Kloppert

Author of "How to start a profitable worm business on a shoestring budget"

Editor of www.worm-composting-help.com

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