Frozen meat weighs more than unfrozen meat only to the extent that during the freezing process water has condensed and frozen on its surface. The meat itself and the water it contains weigh the same. Dirtywextraolives Aug 5, 2012 re: ipsedixit That’s what I figured but was not sure., and thank you.
Notionally, it should be almost equal. However: to the extent water vapor in the air has been trapped and frozen in the packaging, and/or the frozen items leach water when thawed, the drained thawed weight would be less to some degree. This potential variation increases with the volume involved.
Can chickens survive freezing temperatures?
Honestly, they are much better in cold temperatures than they are heat tolerant. Some breeds of chickens are better in cold climates than others. If you are in a location where there will be a lot of snow, you want to make sure you get the breed that can handle the colder weather better.
One way to think about this is the average lifespan of chickens is 5-10 years. So, how cold is too cold for chickens? A few experts state that chickens suffer from extreme cold and cannot withstand temperatures below 20 F (-6.6 C) and this temperature is too cold. Chickens do not like to stay out in cold winters for long.
The ideal temperature for chickens ranges from 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. But, they can tolerate colder weather if they have to. Hens can still lay eggs even when the temperatures hit below freezing.
How to keep your chickens warm in winter, and minimise drafts. Wind chill can increase the rate of heat loss from your coop. A few additional ideas to keep in mind: make them a sunroom, use the ‘deep litter method’, make sure your chickens can roost, use sunlight to trap heat, protect against frostbite, or keep your coop well ventilated.
What happens to the mass of frozen meat when thawed?
If the meat is sealed (as it should be) when frozen, and left that way when it thaws, there will be no change of mass. Frozen If the meat is sealed (as it should be) when frozen, and left that way when it thaws, there will be no change of mass.