Real, 100% American, ostrich eggs - blown out, sterilized, and with an 11/16" hole drilled on one end - for home decor or craft projects. "Naturally Discolored" eggs are exactly as described! These are otherwise great quality eggs, but the coloring or finish is not as beautiful as on our other eggs. We recommend them to our artistic friends looking for a not-perfectly-blank canvas or those who want a more "unique" eggshell.
Eggshells become discolored for several reasons, including hen genetics, egg was submerged in a puddle before collection, or our bleach sanitizing bath simply couldn't get the color uniform. We cannot guarantee any specific type of discoloration - we think they're super cool in their natural state. Remember, like snowflakes, every ostrich egg is different!
Ostrich eggshells vary in size, based on the age of the hen, nutrition, and other factors. We class them into the following categories.
Ostrich eggshells are perfect for a number of craft projects and have long been used as a canvas for different art forms. In fact, ostrich eggshell beads have been dated to 10,000 years ago in Africa. Unleash your creative side with these projects:
Our blog features several articles about ostrich eggs, their uses, and more.
We go to great lengths to hatch every egg laid on our farm. As a result, we do not sell edible ostrich eggs.
Ostrich eggshells are a perfect alternative to traditional Easter eggs and make for a unique decoration.
Create stunning works of art using eggshells as your canvas. Ostrich eggshells are thick enough to be etched and engraved.
Each eggshell was laid right here on our family farm in Idaho.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Raising ostriches requires 1/3 the fresh water, 1/50th the land, and generates 1/10th the greenhouse gas emissions of cattle.
Our solar-powered facilities, locally sourced feed, and systems to convert waste into chemical-free compost are just a few of the ways we conserve resources.
We utilize every possible byproduct and are continually looking for innovative ways to achieve a net-zero impact on the environment.
We go to great lengths to ensure our flock is healthy, happy, and humanely handled from hatch to harvest.
Far from factory farms and the culture of waste, American Ostrich Farms has set out to revolutionize the way products are crafted and consumed. We believe that every choice makes a difference and when common sense meets a common purpose, we can do what’s right for generations to come. Our flagship family-farm is in Idaho's Snake River Plain and is North America's largest producer of ostrich, a uniquely sustainable red meat.