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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tresgallina3, Oct 16, 2011.
Can eggs be frozen?
Yes, but that's usually done without the shell. You can freeze multiple eggs together in a container or bag. You can freeze individual eggs and then put them in a bag. It changes the texture slightly. I'd use them more for baking or maybe scrambled eggs, but not for sunny side up.
Mother Earth News compared different egg storage methods. Clean eggs with the bloom on, that were refrigerated promptly, lasted up to 6 months. They're always the best tasting and have the best texture as fresh as possible, but store quite well.
Interesting. I don't think the thought of freezing eggs would have ever crossed my mind. Outside the idea of not wasting eggs (which is a nice idea, for sure)...any particular reason why folks freeze eggs?
Since chickens frequently slow down egg laying in the winter, you can freeze eggs in the summer when you have a surplus, to use for winter when there's a shortage. Same reason I freeze green beans and asparagus.
Yeah I may freeze eggs or dry them. Last winter I had to buys eggs during the winter... GASP!!!!! Was really horrible!
Thanks for your answers. One of my sources at the local feed store told me today that you crack them open into a large ice tray and then move them into a seal-a-meal bag. You can store more than one in a bag. Then use them for baking. I had over heard doing this during a coop tour this summer but never got the chance to verify what I thought I had heard.
Wrong thread, sorry
I have been blowing out eggs for decorating. Of course I didn't want to waste these wonderful eggs that I've worked so hard for over the past six months-so I searched BYC and found a thread that said to mix them up a bit with either some salt or some sugar and freeze them. I usually freeze four eggs with either a tablespoon of sugar or one-half teaspoon of salt. I label and date them and put them in the freezer. I have not used any of the frozen eggs yet-so I hope it does work well. It will be nice to have them to bake with when egg production does slow down.
I would love to hear from someone who has used this method-and hear how well they liked it.
Last year I treated my flock with some meds. Since I was not suppose to use the eggs, for 2 weeks I scrambled the eggs... froze them and gave them to the dogs throughout the rest of the summer.
They never complained once
Chickicat, How do you dry the eggs? I've been playing with my second hand dehydrater. I don't need to do this because I seem to always have someone to give my extras to, but you gave me an idea and I think I want to try it. It might really be a good thing to have in case of an emergency.