This is my first NE winter with chickens. I thought my biggest concern would be getting outside daily to change water, clean and collect eggs after work before dark. I never considered the eggs being ruined by freezing during the day! We leave for work before they lay so we can't possibly collect them before 4pm. I thought they'd thaw if partially frozen and be fine. I recently read that frozen eggs do not thaw well and the yolk remains partially hard. Now that I've figured out how to care for my chickens over the winter , I may not be able to use their eggs. I can't give them away if I doubt their quality. I'm really bummed. My nesting boxes are on the outside of the coop (like most). Can I wrap the outside of the boxes with insulation? How would I keep that dry? I can't see how I could insulate the inside of the boxes. They already have a thick layer of straw inside. I'm not planning on heating the coop....didn't think I'd need to. I may reconsider the extra lighting I've added if my eggs will be no good.