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

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rdcowman, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. rdcowman

    rdcowman Out Of The Brooder

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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??
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure they are fine to eat. i wouldn't eat them.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  4. rdcowman

    rdcowman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok!
     
  5. rdcowman

    rdcowman Out Of The Brooder

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

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  8. rdcowman

    rdcowman Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  9. rdcowman

    rdcowman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok! i will not sell them if they were frozen! i will just cook with them!
    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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