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What happens if an egg freezes?

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The title says it all.  What happens if your not home to collect eggs and they freeze?  Are the automatically bad?

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Mama to 3 wonderfull children Alex, Luke and Autumn.  Also mama to 2 awesome dogs Barry and Neeko, 1 black sex link hen, 1 unknown hen, 1 Black Astrulop pullet, 5 EE's, 1 Black Cochin hen, and a RIR Rooster.
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No, not "bad" but the shell cracks, compromising the interior to bacteria.  Safe to make boiled eggs, very hot, very hard.  That's about it.

 

 

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post #3 of 9

soft frozen I haven't noticed a difference.  If they're frozen and split, I toss 'em out or eat them same day.

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Originally Posted by Ole and Lena 

soft frozen I haven't noticed a difference.  If they're frozen and split, I toss 'em out or eat them same day.


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So glad I never have to worry about frozen eggs.  But sometimes in the summer before I put an AC unit in the coop, I used to worry about gathering "cooked" eggs when it was 115 outside.

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post #5 of 9

I cook any cracked eggs and feed them back to the chickens.

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I cook any cracked eggs and feed them back to the chickens.


good idea

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Originally Posted by buckabucka 

I cook any cracked eggs and feed them back to the chickens.


good idea


Yes very good.  I will do that.

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Mama to 3 wonderfull children Alex, Luke and Autumn.  Also mama to 2 awesome dogs Barry and Neeko, 1 black sex link hen, 1 unknown hen, 1 Black Astrulop pullet, 5 EE's, 1 Black Cochin hen, and a RIR Rooster.
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post #8 of 9

Usually if they're not cracked, it doesn't hurt...but if you know they froze, i'd use them first, and not give them away or store em

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I use them to bake with.

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