Frozen Eggs ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lost Pine, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first year and first Winter with BYC. It's 20 degrees out and I may not get to my coop till sunset which means my eggs may be frozen. Can I take them in and put them in the frig and they're still good, or the fact that they're frozen render them worthless ?
    Thank you in advance for your advice ! This is a great website for beggineers !!!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The eggs are still good to eat, but their 'shelf life' is drastically reduced because of the cracked shells and potential bacterial contamination.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    And even if they freeze but don't crack the texture can be a little funky for soft cooked eggs....but scrambled are just fine. If eggs are cracked and dirty I scramble and feed them to the dog or back to the chooks. If just cracked but not oozing I just use those first.
     

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