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Can you eat a once frozen egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ears73, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We found it just now, must have been laid yesterday... It is slightly cracked because of the freezing, but the membrane looks fine inside -the question is can it be eaten?

    I was thinking of giving it to the dogs, but husband said ask them BYC folks who know everything....

    So, what say you all??
     
  2. tygab

    tygab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    huh, well, we had a similar egg yesterday. hairline crack, membrane intact. I let it thaw, the shell seemed to close up well, and we cooked it this am.


    I will let you know later if my husband (the eater) becomes violently ill or anything.

    if the membrane were ruptured we would not eat it.

    -Tasha
     
  3. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    n2h20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have.... well it was semi frozen,,,,
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked this recently and was told that the danger is in the bacteria being able to enter the egg through the crack. I would not eat eggs that are cracked. I'd cook and feed to the animals. I do have eggs that freeze, although not to the cracking point, that I do eat daily. No difference in taste or texture.
     
  6. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are cracked I will feed them to dog's or chickens, but in the winter if the egg was cold enough to freeze then I would not worry about a hairline fracture.
     
  7. ears73

    ears73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much all, I got the answers I was looking for!
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's frozen bacteria should not be a concern until after it thaws again. If you can use it immediately I'd eat it. I wouldn't store that one though. Thaw it and either eat it or feed it back out right away.
     
  9. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UUmmm-Doesn't frying kill bacteria? Ditto boiling? Might not want to try it sunny side up....[​IMG]
     
  10. The Dobie Zoo

    The Dobie Zoo New Egg

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    Thanks guys, this is great I have been having a lot of issues with frozen eggs being up here in Canada, eh!! The dogs usually have been getting them but I might starting frying them up for my homestyle McMuffin!! LOL

    Thank YOU
     

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