how can you tell if an egg is frozen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missourichickenmama, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    just wondering how you can tell, and IF you can tell.
     

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    When you crack the shell, everything inside looks like an oval egg ice cube?
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

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    It doesn't really matter if it is frozen, as long as it isn't cracked
     
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Songster

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    I bet you could check it the same way you can tell if an egg is boiled. Set it on the counter and give it a spin. Lightly touch the top to stop it. A fresh (unfrozen) egg will start to turn again due to the momentum of the contents. A frozen egg will remain still like a boiled egg.
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  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    A truely fozen egg will crack the shell because liquid expands when frozen.
     

  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    pips&peeps :

    A truely fozen egg will crack the shell because liquid expands when frozen.

    yep​
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing

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    Quote:yep

    not always.

    spin it, if it spins freely it is frozen
    If it is sluggish unfrozen. spin an egg that you know is raw and unfrozen to see what I mean..
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I agree w/ the poster above me: an unfrozen egg will not spin well. This is also the test for a hardboiled vs. uncooked egg: will it spin? A hardboiled one spins freely.

    If the shell isn't broken, I'd put it in w/ the others and call it good. I've found 1 questionable egg since our recent cold snap. It was frozen to the ground after our pullet escaped from the run somehow. I put it into the fridge to warm up. :LOL
     
  9. nailjack

    nailjack In the Brooder

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    I got one frozen cracked egg this mourning. Through it out, but the others I just put in the fridge with the others.
     

  10. mksenoj

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    pips&peeps :

    A truely fozen egg will crack the shell because liquid expands when frozen.

    So true!​
     

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