Frozen Eggs!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dsegel, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. dsegel

    dsegel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    We are having VERY cold weather here. It was 4 when we got up this morning and it is 14 now--our high for today.

    When I went down to collect the eggs, guess what? They are frozen! :eek: Two had cracked already.

    Once thawed, can these eggs be eaten? If so, why wouldn't everyone just freeze eggs? If not, why not?

    Thanks, Denise in (frozen) SW PA
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Yes, you can eat them once thawed. The cracked ones need to be used right away but, if the membrane inside has leaked you might not want to use them. It gives dirt ect. a chance to get in and contaminate the egg.
     
  3. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, you can eat frozen eggs once they have been thawed. [​IMG]
     
  4. dsegel

    dsegel Out Of The Brooder

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    That's good to know, but why wouldn't everyone freeze eggs all the time if they are edible? Just wondering. [​IMG]
     
  5. TransplantedTexan

    TransplantedTexan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always throw my frozen ones away cause if you don't eat them right away then they will run out of the shell when they thaw. Usually they are cracked when they freeze.
    I guess I see it as a storage problem I don't want to deal with.
    this morning I picked one up that wasn't cracked open, but was frozen. The warmth of my hand made it bust open in my hand. Kinda startled me.
     
  6. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because most people don't know that you can freeze eggs. Its easy to do, just crack them into ice trays, freeze, pop them out and put in freezer bags.
     
  7. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    if you are worried about it, you could just mix it into the chickens food (or even your dogs, dogs love eggs). it's good for them.
     

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