Home Food Preservation
Many people enjoy keeping a backyard flock of chickens. They come in a beautiful variety of breeds and types. A backyard flock can provide hours of entertainment for adults and children alike. They also offer a nutritious and delicious food source in the form of eggs. However, anyone who has kept chickens for very long is probably aware that egg production during peak laying season can easily exceed a family’s need. Afterwards, production usually diminishes or stops as the days get shorter in fall and winter. This presents a challenge to people who wish to have a flock large enough to meet their egg production needs year round. One solution is to freeze excess eggs during the peak laying season and use them when production decreases.
Dani Reams, regional Extension food safety and quality agent, shows how easily this can be accomplished in the video below.