Found eggs outside in freezing temps!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Farm Chic, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Farm Chic

    Farm Chic In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    Davisburg, MI
    I did a quick search and found nothing! can anyone tell me if the eggs that I found outside, about a dozen or so, are they still good?? we have been averaging 30-40 degrees during the day, sometimes lower into the teens and a lot lower at night, would be okay to eat???
  2. pickled eggs

    pickled eggs Hatching

    Feb 23, 2008
    Good question Farm Chic...I got online to ask the Gurus the same question. Out of a half dozen eggs I found last night, one was cracked, obviously destroyed, but what of the other eggs that got just as cold? Will they store as long as eggs that were collected in above freezing temps?
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I have had several frozen the last few days even though I go out and check every 2 hours or so.

    It's -9 today and was -20 last night. I just let them thaw out and scramblr to feed to the chickens.
    I am feeding them a can of corn before dark to keep them warm
  4. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    If they actually froze, they'll be cracked. If they aren't cracked,I'd still use them, but not sell them. When I find a frozen one that's cracked, if it's clean I still eat it, use it right away. If it hasn't frozen all the way through, it'll be like a normal egg. If it did freeze all the way, the yolk will be jelled. Still edible, but better hard boiled.

    If the shell is dirty and cracked, I rinse them off and feed them to the critters. Cooked or raw, but if raw, scrambled up with a little milk or broth.

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