Our chickens are all day layers. So that means gathering eggs all day long. Right now, temps are hovering around -20 at night, and not improving much during the day. I don't expect to see much above 0 all winter, and there will likely be quite a few weeks that we will see -30 We plan on being gone for 3 days next week, and will have a neighbor feed, water and gather while we are gone, but they will not be able to gather eggs like I do, as they both work. I did some searching around here, and got a few good ideas on how to end my problem of frozen eggs. Going to reduce boxes down to only 3, and also pack as much hay in as I think will work. Are their any other brilliant ideas out there, that do not involve electricity?