Have a Surplus of Eggs? Try Freezing 'Em

January 16, 2012


Egg laying natural slows at various times of the year due to the heat, shorter days, molting etc. But if you plan ahead and freeze some of your eggs when they are plentiful, you won't end up having to resort to buying store bought (icky) eggs.

But I'll show you how to save some of your fresh eggs to use later when your chickens are on hiatus! 

Learn How To Freeze Fresh Eggs

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26 comments

  1. Ok, I just sent a post about my frozen eggs in the winters. lol Guess I should have looked a little farther. I will give this a try next summer! Thank you.

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    1. If your frozen eggs haven't cracked, they are fine to use. Just let them defrost and use them immediately. If they are cracked, I wouldn't use them. Too much chance bacteria has gotten in. Defrost them and scramble them up for the chickens.

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    2. I figure I'm cooking that cracked egg, which, being frozen couldn't have been breeding bacteria anyway, so what's the risk?

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  2. We freeze them with the shells on. We clean them first. Then when we want to use them, we just rinse them in cold water and the cracked shells slide right off. We put the egg in a dish to thaw and they great!

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  3. Thank you for this great info! I never knew how to freeze eggs!

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  4. I had never tried it before, but it worked just great.

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  6. This is Awesome! Thanks for the advice! I have 4.5 dozen sitting on my counter for one month and today they were going out! I love to bake and am in culinary school ... so the thought of throwing my girl's gems was upsetting. Thanks again!

    Vickie (pacsmb@aol.com)

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  7. Our chickens aren't old enough for laying yet (I can't wait!) so we get our eggs from a neighbor right now. They freeze their eggs whole in the freezer and then crack them in a bowl to thaw. I had never heard of that before. So glad to know I can freeze them.

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  8. I had no idea this was possible. We are waiting for our 6 chickens to be providing us with eggs, hopefully in a couple of months. This info may come in handy. Thanks.

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  9. I have been freezing eggs whenever I get new laying girls that start out with smaller eggs until production gets going. I sell approx 3 doz a day, but don't like to sell new little eggs to our established customers. And this way i have eggs for the winter too. Great site!

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  10. Thanks for the info on freezing. Cant wait till my girls start laying so I can try this! !

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  11. I tried doing this but couldn't get the frozen eggs out of the ice cube tray... the tray actually broke before I could ever get the eggs out. Do I need to spay first with a non-stick spray? I would like to try again just not sure if I bought very cheep trays or what. I would love any input!

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    1. Try dipping the tray in hot water and letting it sit for a few seconds. It will melt only the outer edge stuck to the tray and pop right out!

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  12. I did not know I could freeze them! Thanks

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  13. Great info here! Can you freeze hard boiled eggs?

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    1. I don't believe you can freeze hard boiled eggs although I have never tried.

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    2. I have tried it and no, it didn't work. The whites turn transparent and rubbery. Gross. I don't know what the yolk was like, I didn't bother to open it and see. I just threw it out.

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  14. What is the longest amount of time they should freeze for, and how long should they take to defrost? Thank you.

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  16. Great post! I did this last spring with several dozen (used small muffin tins instead of ice cube trays) and you are right, I cannot tell the difference. Anytime I need eggs for baking, I reach for the frozen ones, not the fresh (those are for frying). I put them in a bowl in a sink of warm water and they thaw in about 15-20 minutes. Anyway, I noticed the comment about freezing them whole in the shell. I think I need to try that. I wonder, can you still fry them like fresh eggs if frozen that way?

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    1. No from everything I've read, if you freeze an egg whole it will crack and the texture of the insides changes and gets grainy. Not really optimal for use.

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  18. Julie &amp; her girlsJanuary 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    I had an idea that I'm going to try but I thought I'd tell everyone first. If you're having difficulty getting the frozen egg OUT of the tray... try the muffin tin idea. But no spray. Try the old fashioned saran wrap or clear wrap in each tin to lift out the frozen egg. And if thats not an option or if it just doesn't work I thought about the silicone type muffin trays that you can manipulate the frozen egg out of. I'm excited to try this!!!

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