Are there ways to rig a coop so it will keep the eggs from spoiling in varing temps?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick peeps, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. chick peeps

    chick peeps Songster

    May 3, 2014
    I live in the city and because of that can only have four chickens on the property. I am considering my other options, and I know several people that have land. So I am thinking (just thinking) if it would work to have chickens on a separate property.
    If I did do that I probably would only be able to check on them once a week, I know their are different ways to fix up feed and water so that would work but im just concerned about the eggs.
    Would they last or be edible if left out that long if it gets really hot or cold? Would there be anyways or tips on how to set up a coop that would store the eggs safely and keep them from spoiling? (for example: how the roll-away nest boxes keep the eggs out of the chickens reach)
    I'm just kinda thinking out-loud here. Thanks for the tips :)
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Hi, I totally get that you would like to have more chickens than you are allowed where you live. The problem with off site chickens is that there is so much that can go wrong in a week. Chickens need monitoring for health, parasites, fighting, injury and general wellness. You need to know your birds well in order to assess these things and be able to act at once for any problem, including predation breeches. How do you plan to monitor, react, triage and hospitalize if necessary? Just stuff to think about.....

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