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Can I Compost Egg shells?

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egg_shellsYes, you can compost egg shells.

However, they break down VERY slowly so it helps to crush them up first. That way, the small particles can sit in the soil while they break down rather than just sitting in a lump on the surface.

Before composting – or instead of it, egg shells can actually be reused or recycled around the home or garden in a number of ways. (My favourite method for recycling egg shells: bake the shells to kill any nasties, then feed crushed eggs back to our chickens. They reabsorb and recycle the calcium to make more eggs!)

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