Freezing Temps......How Long Before Eggs Freeze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ma, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Ma

    Ma Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Camanche, Iowa
    My girls just started laying, and I'm getting eggs everyday now. Even in our freezing temperatures! My first egg was on Christmas Eve, and the wind chill was -15 out side the coop!

    I go to the coop several times a day, and I'm getting to know about what time each hen lays. However, how long does it take before an egg freezes? Does it then become unsafe? How can you tell? (Other than the obvious, that it's not warm..[​IMG])

    Our temps here are highs in the teens and lows in the single digits. But this week, temp are going below zero.

    Any info as always is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    An egg freezes at 28 degrees. The egg will be fine unless it freezes and cracks. You can eat the egg if it cracks, but only if you use it right away. If you dont use it right it will grow bacteria.

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