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Frozen Eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicknmania, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I know someone asked this a while ago, but I didn't get a chance to read any answers. Is it OK to eat frozen eggs if they are intact and the shell is not cracked ( I mean I guess they're frozen, I can't really tell) seems like they would be.
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    It's been my experience that a egg is frozen if it is cracked. In my opinion that's how you know. We collect eggs often, however in extreme weather conditions we may find a frozen one. this winter has been brutal and with 10 eggs daily average, we only had 2 cracked ones. I think yours are cold not frozen.

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  3. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    They are find to eat as long as they are not leaking when they thaw. The shell can be cracked but if they membranes leak then bacteria could have gotten in. Most of the time the cracks are very fine when the membranes are intact, if the crack is wide it generally will have a leak.
     
  4. ncboman

    ncboman Out Of The Brooder

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    We try not to let that happen but if/when it does we eat those eggs straightaway and do not store/sell them.

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  5. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    How cold is too cold if you want to hatch the eggs? I mean, if you receive eggs (en route via Post Office) and it's taken 4-5 days to get to you, temps outside in single digits, but no evidence of cracking on any shells (or that they were left in frigid temps while en route), is it OK to assume the eggs are still good for hatching?
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I had one of Penny's freeze on me this winter and I waited until it thawed and ate it...It wasn't cracked or leaking just frozen.
     

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