Freezing eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by shoesky, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. shoesky

    shoesky Out Of The Brooder

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    Where we live is now quite cold, if eggs sit in the coop for 8 hours and the temp is well below freezing will the eggs freeze? are they safe to thaw and the use? must they be keep in the fridge or are they safe to leave on the counter(we don't normally keep them in the fridge)? Thanks
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I have used cracked, previously frozen eggs on numerous occasions and I'm still around to tell the tale. I just make sure the nesting boxes are kept clean, the eggs are refrigerated, and the eggs are thoroughly cooked.

    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  3. cottage19

    cottage19 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a frozen egg on the coop floor last week. The shell was cracked all over but the membrane was intact. After thawing and a careful washing it went into the pumpkin pie...we're all still here...the pie is a memory...[​IMG]
     
  4. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a whole clutch freeze last year. I put them in the fridge and they were fine.
     

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