can you eat eggs that froze

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dreamwallaby, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. dreamwallaby

    dreamwallaby Songster

    Apr 18, 2010
    Camden County NJ
    I pulled my eggs from the coop late today and i think they are frozen. If they thaw in fridge, are they ok to eat? I'm guessing yes, since we do it to meat, but just checking
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011
  2. OrloffTom

    OrloffTom Chirping

    Jul 27, 2010
    I did NOT come up with this on my own. I did a search and found this. So, I don't know from my own experience but hopefully someone else can chime in shortly [​IMG]

    You'll be fine eating it.

    I usually toss em, but they are perfectly fine from a food safety standpoint. Just don't thaw them in hot water or anything like that. Its best done on a countertop, cold water, or in the fridge. Too hot a temp can create bacterial growth or denaturing of the proteins, leaving you with a nasty egg white.

    My experience is the white is a wee bit more runny than normal, but I like my eggs on the dry side anyways, so its never a prob.
  3. trunkman

    trunkman Songster

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I've had a few eggs freeze and just put them in the egg carton with the others and had them for breakfast a few days later. I've heard you shouldn't eat them if they are cracked from freezing tho. [​IMG]
  4. Country Parson

    Country Parson Songster

    Oct 1, 2010
    Bellefontaine, OH
    I've eaten them and all seemed fine. Usually I thaw these, remove the shell, cook up the yolk, and throw it into the food scrap dish that goes back to the chicken (the shells will eventually do the same). This isn't because I don't trust the egg, but since we get so many eggs now that we can't possibly use I figure I'll use these as bonus protein for the chickens.
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    The only real worry is contamination through the cracks. If you suspect chicken poop may have gotten in there dont eat it (obviously!) - but if the egg is clean - why not.
  6. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Ours have frozen several times this winter. We keep a basket on the counter and put the eggs in it for a couple days before putting in the fridge. We have had no problems with the eggs, we havnt had any crack though.
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If they crack, I feed them to the dogs.
    If they *might* have frozen, but did not crack, I treat them the same as all my other eggs ---- which is usually several days on the counter prior to refrigeration. I usually only wash them before selling/giving them out and they are always refrigerated after washing.
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I had a problem every so often with my eggs going in the wrong side of the fridge and freezing, the eggs always seemed alright , if I were you I would thaw them and use 1st just to use them up, be careful with your temp changes if you don't plan on eating them right away don't let them warm to room temp. unless cooking them right away.
  9. johny

    johny Songster

    May 22, 2010
    I'm not hungry enough to eat something that passed out of a chicken butt hole and then lost it main protective layer by being cracked open.
  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    i have eaten some... most of them were store bought(prior to having poultry). Stupid fridge.... sometimes I would crack a frozen egg...whoops...lmao.... but we have eaten frozen eggs, they are fine as long as bacteria isnt an issue like the others have said

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