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Help with winter egg collection

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The past couple days, most of my eggs have cracked from freezing before I could collect them. I'm gone from 7:30-5pm most days for work. Kids don't get off the bus much earlier. I need advice!!! I don't heat the coop, but I wont rule that out if its the only option. I need to save my eggs!!!
post #2 of 4

I heat my Coop all winter.......Never hot inside....My eggs never freeze, either does my water.....Birds are happy and lay daily.....

 

 

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post #3 of 4

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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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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post #4 of 4

This will be my 3rd season using the heated boxes.

 

I have not made any modifications since 2014 when constructed except a yearly cleanout when exchanging the deep coop floor bedding with new.

 

To date, zero unscheduled maintenance, and zero frozen eggs.

 

Note, if my daytime ambient temps were lower, I would have considered using higher watt mats readily available, or 2 per box as the ones I used are relatively inexpensive.

 

Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

 

​Something to consider. 

Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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