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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by siz8003, Feb 22, 2008.
Can someone please tell me how to tell if an egg is frozen Would it crack open?
yes, they will more than likely crack open.
Ok i thought so
I have gotten about 6 eggs in the last week that were frozen. None were cracked. I guess it just depends on the egg. I got one 2 days ago that was one of those freaky ones with no shell (just a membrane). I have a geriatric hen that lays them occasionally no matter how much oyster shell she has. Anyway, the egg was frozen. It was dark, and because it was frozen, it was hard. I put it the fridge without closely examining it. Anyway, I picked it up yesterday and about dropped it. It had thawed and had that creepy no shell squishiness.
Quote: Sorry, not laughing at you, but I can just picture me doing the same thing! I was lazy the other day, and after my husband did calf chores (he thought I had gotten eggs already) and I realized he didn't check for eggs, I didn't want to go back out...so the next morning, I had 8 frozen and cracked eggs, shame on me for wasting them, I felt horrible after that.
so if they are not cracked how can you tell? Do you have to open it to see
Shake it. If t sounds like nothing or a slushi then thats how you can tell. YOu can also crack it open to see. I usually let mine sit for 30 minutes so it can thaw then cook like a regular egg
well I ask because when i get my eggs shipped sometimes they are really cold ...I let them sit for a long time but that may be why my hatches are so crappy the past few times
whats the temp where your at? Mine do fine in 20F temps
prob.about the same Not that low in the day