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and if it gets any colder, the ones from my chickens will be, too!  big_smile   It's not even officially winter yet, and it's in the single digits here in western Kentucky... hmm

Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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post #2 of 10

Heck, I'd trade frozen eggs for the staggering LACK of eggs here.  I've got 23 hens, and I'm getting one egg, every few days.  dang birds!  barnie

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post #3 of 10
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wow!  They really DID go on strike on you, didn't they?  Even with this cold, I'm still getting at very minimum 12+, and usually more like 18-24.  This is from a group of 30 full size girls, 3 Silkies, 3 frizzles (this spring's hatch), and 3 bantam OEGBs which has at least 2 of the full size girls molting right now, and one nearly naked Frizzle who also molted this same time last year.  hmm  There are 7 new girls from a friend who had a nasty neighbor complain about her babies and she had to give them up.  sad

Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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post #4 of 10

give em some extra heat...millet and a suet cake.. might make them appreciate you more.  smile

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post #5 of 10

I got 4 eggs today and every single one of them was frozen solid, cracking the shell. I tossed them out in the woods but they were so solid they BOUNCED

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post #6 of 10
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In truth, I've only gotten one frozen one thus far (it was laid outside on the ground, for whatever reason -- maybe someone was hogging the favorite nest spot AGAIN... roll  ) and I brought it inside and put it on the stove.  It thawed, and I mixed it in with some other eggs I was scrambling for the chickens.  It looked completely normal after it thawed.  The shell wasn't cracked, either.  Last winter I did get some out of the nest boxes that were frozen, but they too thawed and I cooked them for the inside birds and/or the chickens.

Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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Momma loves her babies!  8 cats, 45 inside birds, 3 guineas,  RIRs, BRs,  BOs ,  Lorpie girls, Golden Comets, OEGB  BBreds, bantam frizzle cochins,  3 white Silkies, EEs, some silkie/cochin mixes, silkie/frizzles, ducks (3 white Pekins, 1 buff Saxony & 1 Silver Appleyard), and 1 Blue Slate turkey who thinks she's a chicken...   (did I miss anyone?...)  Nope!  Now let's all have pie. 
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post #7 of 10

Mine are frozen nearly every day now, but none of them have cracked yet (except one I squished in my coat pocket by accident) and they bake/cook just like the unfrozen ones. hu  Maybe I just don't know any better. lol

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post #8 of 10

when its this cold I give up hope of getting eggs that arent frozen.  and Im only getting maybe 2 a day anyway from my EE's, the RIR went on winter strike weeks ago.

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post #9 of 10

When it's cold I add cayenne pepper to the feed. I don't know why it works but it does. a 1/2 teaspoon per pound of feed and the egg production comes back up to almost normal levels. I buy cayenne in bulk at the grocery store, keep a baggy in the top of the feed bin, two scoops of feed in the feeder, sprinkle some pepper, two more scoops, another sprinkle, it doesn't add but a few extra seconds to my feeding routine and we get eggs so it's worth it.

 

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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by michickenwrangler 

I got 4 eggs today and every single one of them was frozen solid, cracking the shell. I tossed them out in the woods but they were so solid they BOUNCED


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