FROZEN EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by austrolover1, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It got into the low 20's last night so I was wondering if it is alright to eat thawed out frozen eggs? Help!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    They are edible. The yolks will no longer be runny but look like yellow ping pong balls.
     
  3. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they cook alright?
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Be aware that frozen eggs will sometimes crack. I've lost a large number of eggs in the bark to being frozen and splitting down the sides. However, the dogs love to eat these frozen eggs.

    I've never tried cooking a frozen egg before, but I don't think they would cook any differently because people have frozen raw scrambled eggs and used them for cooking without any problem.

    I hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  5. MarcyR1011

    MarcyR1011 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I know if an egg froze if it doesn't crack? It's been really cold here but haven't had any crack. Getting down to 7 degrees tonight.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If they spend more than a couple hours at 7, they're frozen.

    They still cook and eat but the yolk will be a soft yet solid ball because of the ice crystals.
     
  7. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are perfectly fine to eat as long as they shell doesn't break but maybe a different texture.
     
  8. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice!!!
     
  9. MarcyR1011

    MarcyR1011 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you! Wasn't sure because so many lay their egg is the same box that was hoping the chickens being off and on them all day would keep them from freezing. Sometimes I get a dozen eggs from the 1 nesting box!!!
     
  10. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thats a lot of eggs.
     

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