1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Are frozen quail or chicken eggs still good?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GrammaJan, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. GrammaJan

    GrammaJan New Egg

    6
    0
    9
    Sep 10, 2015
    I have quail laying eggs either during the night or very early in the morning. The temps here in Mich. have been in the teens overnight and it appears that some of the eggs are freezing. We check for eggs at morning feed at 5:30, again during the day and at evening feed at 5 p.m. Are the ones that freeze still OK to eat?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    21,482
    2,429
    458
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Yes
    If they're frozen, I move them to the freezer and don't thaw them till I'm ready to use them.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    32,656
    6,821
    568
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
    [​IMG]

    Being in FL, I don't have any experience with frozen/freezing eggs but I do want to welcome you here!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    13,471
    1,888
    388
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Yes, you can thaw them (assuming they don't crack open) and eat them afterward. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. GrammaJan

    GrammaJan New Egg

    6
    0
    9
    Sep 10, 2015
    Thanks so much! It is great to have so many awesome resources to tap in to.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    You're welcome.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    77,093
    5,389
    678
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If they don't crack - I would think it's okay to use them.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,500
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,634
    210
    198
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I am also in MI and know exactly what you are talking about. When we have cracked eggs, I always worry about bacteria getting into the egg so those eggs always go to the dog or get cooked up and fed back to the chickens.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by