freezing eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by maransfan16, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2012
    Dunstable, MA
    If you use fresh eggs they are harder to peel when hardboiled. The older eggs (as long as they are still good) make much better hard boiled eggs. [​IMG]
  2. PlymouthNBuff

    PlymouthNBuff New Egg

    Apr 29, 2012
    I had the same issue with badly peeled eggs. If the eggs are fresh, leave them out on the counter for a day before boiling/steaming them. I've been steaming the eggs, and its worked great. Then put the eggs straight into water with ice cubes. You will have perfectly peeled eggs! [​IMG]
  3. Rmstuck

    Rmstuck Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2012
    I think some of my eggs have been freezing but not enough to crack the shells. Also for hard boiled eggs I bought an egg cooker that steams the eggs then I throw them in an ice bath and once cooled the shells come off easy.
  4. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    [​IMG][​IMG] Sounds like something my oldest sister would do!
  5. VintageLilFarm

    VintageLilFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2012
    The Great Northwest
    I freeze mine using muffin tins. I break one egg into one muffin spot. I personally just leave them in the muffin tin long enough to freeze, then dump them into a jar or freezer bag. I recommend spraying the tin first for this reason. I found that ice cube trays were too small to hold one egg per square so muffin tins are the pperfect solution for me. Makes it easy-peasy to use the correct amount in baking.
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  6. LowBudgetFarmer

    LowBudgetFarmer New Egg

    Sep 27, 2012
    For those wondering how to boil the eggs and have them peel easier.

    Place eggs in a pot with about 1/4 inch water covering them, add 2 table spoons of vinegar. (works for about a dozen eggs)
    Bring the water to a boil with the eggs in it, after it reaches boiling turn heat off, cover the pot, and let sit 20min.
  7. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    My Coop
    was just reading this post today. Tonight I went out to get eggs and found that one of my hens had been laying eggs way up in the rafters ( they occasionally do this, but we can usually see them ) and was hidden behind a ledge. I found 12 eggs up there!!!!!!!!!! dang chicken!!!!
  8. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    Coffee shop
    Thank you.
    Janelle18, I keep worrying my girls will try that.
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    I read tip for boiling eggs the other day that I haven't tried yet, but I'm going to: before you boil the eggs, especially older ones with large air sacks, make a small hole in the shell on the fat end of the eggs. When the egg cooks the contents expand, so you should have a perfectly shaped egg without the "dimple" where the air sack is.

    I accidentally cracked some eggs I was boiling and some of the yolk escaped while it was cooking. Must say it made peeling the egg easier, but the best bit was when I cut it open lengthwise and found the combination of pressure and the yolk escaping pulled/pushed the yolk into a really nice heart shape! I have tried to do this again, but I haven't figured out where the crack must go and how big it needs to be to get this effect. If I do I'll let you all know. Could be a nice touch for your valentine's breakfast [​IMG]
  10. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Central NC
    I had more eggs than I could use this summer so I froze some of the extras. I cracked 3 at a time into a bowl, whipped them with a fork & poured into small freezer containers. I was able to use them for scrambled eggs and baking this winter once the girls slowed down.
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