frozen eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cntrygrl10, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. cntrygrl10

    cntrygrl10 New Egg

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    I am not able to get my eggs out of the coop before they freeze. I'm in Ohio and it is in the 20's. I am noticing more cracked eggs and am guessing it is because they are freezing. I got 5 eggs this morning and 3 had hairline craks. I don't think they are pecking at them as they never have beofre. Anyone else having this problem.
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh yes we are, getting very cold here in NH. I either give the frozen/cracked eggs to the dogs or cook with them asap, no problem so far. Stay warm, burrrrr
     
  3. bills

    bills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chances are the shell was the only thing to break, and not the outer membrane of the egg. Still the off chance of some contamination, so I would use them for baking, or as tammye does, feed them to the animals/chickens after cooking them..
     
  4. cntrygrl10

    cntrygrl10 New Egg

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    Yeah, I've been feeding them back to the hens which of course they are very excited about. The dog got two this morning. Guess I better try harder to get them before they freeze!
     
  5. celticfarmer

    celticfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This happens time to time, but mostly the membrane stays intact. i just put them in a tupperware in the fridge and if they haven't leaked anything out by the time they are defrosted I scramble them up and eat them.
     

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