Frozen but not cracked: How can I tell?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by billmac, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Our little fridge for eggs is on the fritz and we think it is freezing some of the eggs that are on top. Is there any way for me to tell, short of cracking it open, if an egg has been frozen? I don't want to sell eggs that have been frozen. I wonder if they would fail the "fresh test" by putting them in water? Thanks.
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    in winter my eggs sometimes get frozen, when they freeze they get a crack running along the side of the shell
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Your best bet is to crack some open. They will usually be cloudy if they have froze.

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