This is my first visit to the forum. Although I haven't gotten any yet, I am curious about gathering possible frozen eggs. The temps here in central Iowa are in the single digits right now in the mornings. The Mrs. and I cant' usually gather eggs 'till afternoon and we are worried some may freeze. Are they still usable or are they ruined if they do?Our girls usually lay inside the coop which has deep straw but, some venture out in the run to an outside hutch and lay. We are new "chicken herders" as of March '11 starting with 12 hens (now 11). We turned an old 12'X12' shed into a coop and added a 20'X10'X6' outside run. We gather 8-11 eggs per day from our 11 girls. It's really been enjoyable! I'm not real sure of the breeds except for a mean black and white Barred Rock. The rest of the flock include 6 all white, 2 dark red and 2 light orange and white mix (most have names). Maybe someone could tell me these breeds. Next spring we plan on adding another 10'X10'X6' section to the outside run and introducing maybe another dozen hens. We would appreciate any and all info shared on frozen eggs, the breeds we have, and introducing more girls to our flock. Thank you!
Edited by Oxland - 12/10/11 at 8:55am