- Sep 2, 2015
In a few weeks I will be headed back to work and had a question on eggs and freezing. I'm in Wisconsin and our temps haven't been bad lately, I know we'll get colder. So I'll likely leave for the day before the eggs are laid, all of us gone by 7am and not home till 4pm. I'll basically have time to take them feed and fresh water and open their gate so they can free range. We don't heat our coop so overnight it'll dip below freezing but will warm up quite a bit when the sun comes out. So will the eggs be ok? What happens if they freeze and how can you tell if they freeze? So far my 5 hens are still laying great, just a slight dip since the snow flew, but still getting 3-4 eggs a day and sometimes 5, no light or heat. The coop and run have been staying about 10° warmer overnight than outside temp and upwards of 20° in the day if it's sunny. The first time water froze in the day in the run was when it was 15° outside.