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My husband and I wondered tonight if we should refrigerate eggs that are collected during the winter since it's cold. Aren't you supposed to keep an already refrigerated egg cold? Some of the eggs are not frozen but pretty darn cold when collected.
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My husband and I wondered tonight if we should refrigerate eggs that are collected during the winter since it's cold. Aren't you supposed to keep an already refrigerated egg cold? Some of the eggs are not frozen but pretty darn cold when collected.

Eggs that are not to be used promptly should be refrigerated.

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Unwashed, it shouldn't matter.  If you wash the eggs, then they need to be refrigerated.  I collect my eggs and they go on the counter, but I'm not in a super cold climate.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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One problem IMO with cold eggs, washed or not, left out of fridge is condensation forming on the outside of the egg.

When I gather winter eggs, I leave them out of fridge (unless they are dirty, then wash and in fridge), it's so dry in heated house that condensation doesn't form.

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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