frozen eggs or not frozen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DrakeJake, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. DrakeJake

    DrakeJake Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you know if your egg has froze if it hasnt cracked yet. my coup is heated but they lay elsewhere, like outside under the coup in the straw [​IMG] my coup is on stilts till we build a walk in barn this year:D
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    If they have been outside for quite a while and it is below freezing then they are probably frozen. No real way to tell unless you crack them open. They are still good to eat, just not incubate. [​IMG]
     
  3. DrakeJake

    DrakeJake Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:how long once its laid would it take to freeze if its nestled in a sheltered straw hideaway i wonder:/
     
  4. jrleader99

    jrleader99 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have not tried this but I would think that you would be able to tell in a very similar way that you can tell if an egg is hard boiled. Lay it on its side on a flat surface and try to spin it like a top. If it spins then it is frozen or hard boiled and if it does not then it is still thawed or raw inside.
     

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