Okay, so hopefully spring is here, or close enough to here that this post isn't relevant for a while...but it was -40 here just a couple of weeks ago. We keep our chickens in an unheated coop, so we deal with frozen eggs a lot...some that get so frozen that they even crack. Here's a blog post with my observations on that, and what we do with them.
Hi Jess, that's the worst part about winter chickens for me.
Most of my frozen eggs were cracked from expansion. Any that weren't were just collected before they can freeze. If the crack is dirty, I don't eat them, but if the egg is clean I'll give it a wipe (I don't wipe off the bloem on non-frozen eggs) and stick it (them) in the freezer. I use them for baking or omelettes and I've never been disappointed. I do peel them when frozen and then thaw in a bowl.
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We often get -20c here in Bulgaria over winter and our birds are all in unheated accommodation.... mainly it's our Indian Runner duck eggs that get frozen 'cos quite a few of them seem to drop their eggs just anywhere, rather than in a nest box or some nice warm straw! We have cooked them, but usually we give them as a morning treat to one of the pigs, or just crumble them "as is" into a bowl of bran or mash for the birds - who happily consume them.
Nick & Jane
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