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Tomatoes were yesterday.....eggs got postponed until today.  We decided we'd rather play a game of Yahtzee and watch the eclipse so when Katie gets home from school today we'll get the eggs done and into the freezer too.  Got such a glut that even with us using them, hardboiling and feeding back to the girls, and my regular customers picking theirs up, I can't keep up with them,

 

And yep, you can freeze eggs and according the Incredible Edible Egg website they keep for up to year, although 6 months is the more recommended time. I'll freeze them 1 or 2 cups of eggs at a time, which should be just about the right size for egg bake or scrambled just for me and Ken or when I've got the kids here too.  All you do is break them, stir just to break up the yolk and mix it with the white slightly, but not incorporate air,  For each 2 cups of eggs you either add 1/2 teaspoon of salt for future use in savory dishes or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar for eggs you'll use in baking, being sure to mark the containers with which is which.  The salt or sugar keeps the yolks from getting gelatinous.  If we want scrambled eggs the next morning, all we do is get the amount we want out of the freezer and put it in the the fridge to thaw overnight.  Mix in whatever we want and cook 'em up.  You can also freeze just egg whites to use for meringues and such later.  So no time like glut time to give it a try!  I figure the girls will be slowing down their laying just about the time I want quick and easy meals pre-made as well as eggs for holiday baking.  Last year they laid well during the winter but I still had to buy eggs once in a while with all the holiday baking stuff. This will be the second year for many of the chickens so I don't expect as many eggs as I'm getting right now.  I won't be buying eggs this year!


That is awesome, thanks Blooie!  Of course all mine are still freeloaders at this point but when when all 15 get going this will be handy info to have!

Dawn

 

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post #13282 of 13487
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Originally Posted by Blooie View Post
 

Tomatoes were yesterday.....eggs got postponed until today.  We decided we'd rather play a game of Yahtzee and watch the eclipse so when Katie gets home from school today we'll get the eggs done and into the freezer too.  Got such a glut that even with us using them, hardboiling and feeding back to the girls, and my regular customers picking theirs up, I can't keep up with them,

 

And yep, you can freeze eggs and according the Incredible Edible Egg website they keep for up to year, although 6 months is the more recommended time. I'll freeze them 1 or 2 cups of eggs at a time, which should be just about the right size for egg bake or scrambled just for me and Ken or when I've got the kids here too.  All you do is break them, stir just to break up the yolk and mix it with the white slightly, but not incorporate air,  For each 2 cups of eggs you either add 1/2 teaspoon of salt for future use in savory dishes or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar for eggs you'll use in baking, being sure to mark the containers with which is which.  The salt or sugar keeps the yolks from getting gelatinous.  If we want scrambled eggs the next morning, all we do is get the amount we want out of the freezer and put it in the the fridge to thaw overnight.  Mix in whatever we want and cook 'em up.  You can also freeze just egg whites to use for meringues and such later.  So no time like glut time to give it a try!  I figure the girls will be slowing down their laying just about the time I want quick and easy meals pre-made as well as eggs for holiday baking.  Last year they laid well during the winter but I still had to buy eggs once in a while with all the holiday baking stuff. This will be the second year for many of the chickens so I don't expect as many eggs as I'm getting right now.  I won't be buying eggs this year!

 

I don't think I need to know how to do this, at least not at the moment. I've never really had excess! We tend to use < 1 dozen weekly ourselves! There is always something: broody birds, moulting birds, winter. I give my MIL eggs and sell "excess" to two people I used to work with. They all were "dry" from October until the end of February and I had to buy :barnie eggs at Christmas time for baking. 16 days with ZERO eggs! How embarrassing for a "chicken farmer" ! I was lucky to get even 1 egg every other day Dec through mid Feb.

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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My girls will start their light this week.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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I actually started their lights a month ago because it is really dim in the coop, especially in the morning. This is a change from prior years when I didn't add light at all. I now figure if there is light outside, there should be light in the coop and that isn't screwing with their natural rhythms. 

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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I was looking at my chickens and thought that their molt must be just about over because they all look so pretty and fully feathered.  I commented to my egg breeds that is was time to think about contributing to the household and look what I got yesterday ...

 

not one, but TWO little brown pullet eggs!

I warned DH that they may not even have yolks, but he is having them with his breakfast this morning.

So egg-sited!

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Ah, the power of suggestion!  

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The pullet eggs from my now 3 Y/O hens always had yolks. Next batch of pullets will be laying in a month or so. I will see if that holds true with these 7 ;)

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



Bruce

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post #13288 of 13487
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Ah, the power of suggestion!  


I've been suggesting it to my girls for weeks!  I may put the crock pot out there for them to see for a few days, see if that helps..... freeloaders. ;)

Dawn

 

If your goals do not frighten you… they are not big enough!


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Dawn

 

If your goals do not frighten you… they are not big enough!


http://blueridgebuild.blogspot.com Documenting our home building project..
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DH had the eggs for breakfast - commented that they were sure getting enough calcium because their shells are really hard and the yolks are very dark.  He scrambled them with a store egg and ate them on toast, so no report on how they taste.  :rolleyes: 

I will let you know when I taste test the two they laid today.  That makes 4 eggs in two days - equivalent to 2 large eggs.  :P

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I've been suggesting it to my girls for weeks!  I may put the crock pot out there for them to see for a few days, see if that helps..... freeloaders. ;)


My Dad swore by leaning an axe up against the coop :lol:

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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