Throw away eggs or put them in the fridge?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chris-n-Kate, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Chris-n-Kate

    Chris-n-Kate Songster

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    I forgot to collect eggs yesterday. The overnight temp was 17F, so they froze, but didn’t crack. Should I toss them or put them in the fridge and use them up first?
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    If they froze but didn't crack, I'd wash them off with soap and water, let them thaw and cook and eat them.
     
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  3. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I left a few in my supply shed last night and I know it got down to at least freezing, so I plan to bring them in and open them today. If they are good I'll use them. If not, then I'll toss them. We might as well check them out.
     
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  4. Yardmom

    Yardmom Chirping

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    Those eggs are fine no need to treat them differently than any other. Also I'm not sure you should use soap to wash eggs. I just use warm water and a soft brush if needed.
     
  5. FortCluck

    FortCluck Free Ranging

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    This reminds me, I forgot to collect my eggs yesterday :barnie
     
  6. Chris-n-Kate

    Chris-n-Kate Songster

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    Perfect! I’ll cook them for dinner tonight then.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Are you sure they didn't crack?
    Candling will show cracks that might not visible to the human eye.
    If they are clean I'd just use them today...and cook thoroughly.
     
  8. Chris-n-Kate

    Chris-n-Kate Songster

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    I did not candle them. If candling shows cracks is it best to throw them out or can I still use them if I use them tonight?
     
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  9. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ehhh...that's a personal decision.
    IMO, if they are clean, I store in fridge, use them next day, and cook thoroughly(no dippy eggs).
     
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