Frozen Eggs & Viability

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lady Badlands, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Lady Badlands

    Lady Badlands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a discussion on the Organic Chickens listserv and we're all wondering if there's any diminishment to taste or nutrition or the consistency of the eggs change in any way if they froze up in the coop. Can they still be sold or should they be tossed?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The only thing that I have noticed is that generally frozen eggs cracks allowing the possibility of bacterial contamination. Because of this possibility, I have generally used them shortly after collecting. I have never noticed any change in taste. As to changes in nutritive value? Can't see a logical reason for that.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Eggs frozen then thawed can have thicker yolks.
     

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