Winter eggs and freezing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coleferg55, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. coleferg55

    coleferg55 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2012
    Hey everybody, i was just wondering if someone could answer this for me, i have 10 Rhode Island Reds that i make a good liitle bit of money off of selling eggs. Now that winter has really come around i am getting lots of frozen eggs, allot just crack and i can tell, but today some of the eggs felt heavier than usual so i cracked one open and i saw that there was a little bit of the white frozen, like a little thread, not even solid just off color from the rest of the white and crystaly. Is that allright to sell or should i just get rid of all eggs that are even a little bit frozen. Also, is there another way to tell if the eggs are frozen or a little bit frozen? BTW i cant get heat lamps on the are where they lay, i usually get them before they are frozen but it was super cold the last few night and im sick and off school so i slept in. Thanks!!!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I eat the frozen eggs but I wouldn't sell them.
    If they crack, I let them thaw a little and then boil them. I don't see anything wrong with them.
    I recommend gathering as many times per day as possible.

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