Frozen Eggs ?

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

  1. Lost Pine

    Lost Pine In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2016
    Smithville NJ
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    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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