Is it SAFE?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kees, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    My chicken has been laying an egg a day but it's frozen when I find it! Is it safe to eat? Please help. I don't want to get sick but don't know how to prevent the eggs from freezing. Can't sit and watch her all day!

  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    It's safe. We eat them all the time.
  3. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2008
    Lowell, IN
    I never even thought twice about it lol
    We just eat them.
  4. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Okay, this may sound stupid, but, if the shell is cracked, will the inside of the egg be frozen too? Does it have to be defrosted? Can surplus eggs just be put into the freezer this way? Thanks!

  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    Quote:If the shell is cracked it is probably well frozen inside.

    you can let it thaw out and then use it.

    If you try to fry it the yolk will generally break..

    I too, would like to know if they can be frozen in the freezer for storage..
  6. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    if you crack them into a container and freeze them outside of the shell yeah they are fine frozen it is actually how we always went camping as kids with eggs.
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    If they freeze solid they usually crack. If they don't crack they probably aren't solidly frozen. They are safe to eat but there is some concern over the cracks letting in bacteria. I would use cracked clean eggs quickly. I have plenty of eggs so I usually feed them to the pets. Not cracked eggs are perfectly safe. However they don't always cook normal. The whites can come out gooey and they don't fluff right in recipes. They scramble fine though.
  8. kalaim

    kalaim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    My chickens just started laying last week, I've just been tossing the couple frozen ones!

    Thanks, now I know I can just defrost them!

  9. cherrychicken

    cherrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Yes, they are perfectly safe!

  10. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    So, if an egg is completely frozen, should I defrost it and then put it into a container to freeze? Or should I cook it immediately? Is it safe to give to someone who is young or old?


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