Ok egg-sperts We have eggs coming on and they are freezing before I can get them picked up. I work all day long, we check in the AM and check in the PM and again in the PM before retiring to bed. This morning and yesterday morning, I found a call duck egg and it had been cracked like the inside expanded from freezing and surface cracked it. What can I put in the nest box to help insulate these precious eggs till I can get them picked up. Right now they have straw in a couple of them and fine wood chips in another, they choose to lay in the straw. This is killing me, calls only lay like 22 eggs a season I have been told and I have lost 2 of them already! URGH Second question if they have a crack are they doomed to be incubated? I figure i am incubating others anyway and I will toss them in since the bator is warmed up and see what happens. just curious if anyone knows that answer right off. Is there something I need to do to help the crack or just leave it, when the egg returned to room temp you cannot even see the crack.