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Are my eggs ok if they freeze in the coop??

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It has been very cold for the past week and i have been gone most of the days, and when i go out to my coop at night they are frozen! Are they ok to eat??  

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Im sure they are fine to eat. i wouldn't eat them.

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I have used frozen eggs. My criteria is if the crack is facing up and not full of chicken poop or straw, or if it's face down and has stuff in it. Obviously, the dirty ones don't get used. 

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I have used frozen eggs. My criteria is if the crack is facing up and not full of chicken poop or straw, or if it's face down and has stuff in it. Obviously, the dirty ones don't get used. 

Ok!

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Im sure they are fine to eat. i wouldn't eat them.

 i have had a few frozen eggs! Are they ok to sell to people?

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They might get mad at you.I sure wouldn't want frozen eggs for breakfast,They might taste the same but a lot of people are picky.

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 i have had a few frozen eggs! Are they ok to sell to people?

I wouldn't sell them. In my experience, they don't fry up as nicely as non-frozen eggs. The yolk seems to get runny. I use them for baking or scrambled eggs. 

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I wouldn't sell them. In my experience, they don't fry up as nicely as non-frozen eggs. The yolk seems to get runny. I use them for baking or scrambled eggs. 

Ohh..... well i will get the eggs after they lay so they do not freeze! Selling eggs is my only income for money so i better get the eggs before they freeze!

I wondered about that!!

Thanks for telling me that!

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They might get mad at you.I sure wouldn't want frozen eggs for breakfast,They might taste the same but a lot of people are picky.

Ok! i will not sell them if they were frozen! i will just cook with them!

Thanks!:)

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I wouldn't sell them. In my experience, they don't fry up as nicely as non-frozen eggs. The yolk seems to get runny. I use them for baking or scrambled eggs. 

Ohh..... well i will get the eggs after they lay so they do not freeze! Selling eggs is my only income for money so i better get the eggs before they freeze!

I wondered about that!!

Thanks for telling me that!

Hopefully you can go out and gather eggs frequently during frigid temps ...that's what I do.

I use bobbi-j's criteria for eating cracked eggs myself...and would never sell a cracked one.

Examine the eggs closely right away when gathering, they can crack slightly then the crack can close back up.

I do let my customers knows that the egg may have frozen, but not cracked,

which can lead to some funky texture when frying or poaching,

but they are fine for scrambling or baking.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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