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can you still eat eggs that were frozen in the coop over night if yes what is the best way to unthaw them?thanks in advance!

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I think it would be okay to leave them out for an hour and then put them
in the frig.  My girls are on their roost by 5:30 so I go out and gather the
last eggs then and lock them in for safety and warmth.

post #3 of 11

I am wondering this, too.  I didn't collect eggs yesterday and it was below freezing all last night.  This morning when I gathered the eggs, they seemed like they were frozen.

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I was wondering that too so I looked it up. Here is what I found on the USDA web site. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Focus_On_Freezing/index.asp#18

Frozen
Eggs
Shell eggs should not be frozen. If an egg accidentally freezes and the shell cracked during freezing, discard the egg. Keep an uncracked egg frozen until needed; then thaw in the refrigerator. It can be hard cooked successfully but other uses may be limited. That's because freezing causes the yolk to become thick and syrupy so it will not flow like an unfrozen yolk or blend very well with the egg white or other ingredients.


So I guess eat em if you got em.

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Originally Posted by RL 

I was wondering that too so I looked it up. Here is what I found on the USDA web site. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FactSheets/Focus_On_Freezing/index.asp#18

Frozen
Eggs
Shell eggs should not be frozen. If an egg accidentally freezes and the shell cracked during freezing, discard the egg. Keep an uncracked egg frozen until needed; then thaw in the refrigerator. It can be hard cooked successfully but other uses may be limited. That's because freezing causes the yolk to become thick and syrupy so it will not flow like an unfrozen yolk or blend very well with the egg white or other ingredients.


So I guess eat em if you got em.


I cook the frozen eggs for the girls.  I add it to their warm porridge mix that includes, grain, fruit, etc.  Different everyday but they love it!  D  yippiechickie

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post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

thanks for the great info.i was just going to discard of them but i know what to do with them now thanks again.

post #7 of 11

I ate frozed then thawed scrambled eggs yesterday...tasted great!! tongue

post #8 of 11

The one frozen egg I found last winter went to the dog for his dinner. Not much goes to waste here!

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My refrigerator has 1 'stupid' spot.  lol It freezes anything that is placed in the 2 inches under the light bulb. Go figure, you would think it would be warmer there. Anyway, last month I cracked open some eggs that were frozen. I just let them thaw and fried them up. Taste fine to me and nobody got sick.

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post #10 of 11

I was wondering the same thing.  I gather eggs each day (morning and evening) but had two that were frozen and the shells cracked.  So now I am wondering if all of the eggs yesterday were frozen.  We had some cold temperatures at about 8F and wind making windchill about -15 F.

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