Frozen Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bert502, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. bert502

    bert502 Hatching

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    With the recent introduction of 4 young chickens, the three older chickens have decoded to lay their eggs else where. I found the eggs in the mulch, close to the front door of my house. (The chickens free range during the day.) It has been very cold here and I would imagine the eggs have frozen. Are they still safe to eat? The eggs have been out in the cold weather for several days.
     

  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    :welcome Glad you joined the forum. Yes they are safe to eat. :)
     
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  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Crowing

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    Welcome![​IMG] Especially if they are cold, they should be okay. You can always do the float test on eggs. Put them in a pan of water that is deeper than the egg, if the egg completly floats to the top of the water, it is bad. Don't worry if it stands on one end, that is normal due to the air sack inside.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, bert502, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! Best of luck to you and Happy New Year!
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] They may or may not be frozen. The mulch may have generated/held enough heat to keep them from freezing.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Glad you joined
     
  8. Carcajou

    Carcajou Songster

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    [​IMG] from NY state.
     
  9. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     

  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Frozen eggs are perfectly o.k. to eat. Just be careful: the extreme cold may crack the egg shells, so thaw them in a bowl!
     

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