Are the eggs froze?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reksat, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. reksat

    reksat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what degree approx. do eggs freeze? All my girls usually are done laying by 12 noon but some lay at the break of dawn. Is it ok to leave them until i gather them all or should i get them as soon as they're layed to keep them from freezing? Curious, as the temps have been in the single digits around here and probably will be on&off until about April.
     
  2. happycountryhens

    happycountryhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure the exact degrees but when it got down to 12 degrees Saturday night, there were 3 frozen and cracked eggs in the coop in the morning. The rest of the eggs were fine. The frozen ones were laid outside the nest box. Silly girls! The ones in the nest boxes were fine.
     
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