Frozen Eggs in winter ??? safe to keep or not ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mynewbabies, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It got down to 6 degrees last night and my eggs were frozen this morning , it is safe to keep them or throw them away. ??
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they crack, the dogs get them otherwise we eat them.
     
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  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Like percheron chick said, if they crack they shouldn't get eaten. (I don't have a dog so I can't say anything about that.) If they are uncracked they are safe to eat thawed. You might not want to use them for baking....sometimes when I used thawed eggs it turned out fine but others it change the texture and was just,...ew. :p
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Let them thaw and feed them to your hens. They will love them.
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Why would you think a frozen egg was dangerous to eat?

    Its just an egg... that is frozen.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Cracked egg can let in bacteria, which can make you sick.
    I've only had one so far, but I ate it scrambled with a couple hours.
     
  7. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Freezing is one of the ways you can actually preserve eggs from the laying season for use during the winter/fall dip in production. If the egg hasn't cracked, then it is still perfectly safe to eat exactly as you would any other egg. If it has cracked, then there is a risk for bacterial contamination so eat at your own risk.
     

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