Frozen eggs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Opa, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Man this cold weather is hard to put up with. It was 6 degrees last night with subzero chill factors. I had one hen lay an egg is the floor in front of the pop out door and I missed it. This morning when I was checking on the birds I found it, frozen solid and split lengthwise. Anyone else having eggs freeze?
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Yep Ive gotten a few, I just let em thaw out and then eat em when I want em. .............ed
     
  3. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I had two freeze yesterday. I got lucky today though it is a little warmer.
     
  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't realize my ducks were laying last week so lost the entire first 6, frozen and split. Saved the 7th, froze the 8th and got the 9th as of last night. The chicken's eggs are not freezing so far! In fact, I'm pretty pleased one BO hen and one Gold Lace Wyandotte hen are both trying to become broody hens:) I'm going to encourage them, place an egg shaped rock in one nest so when its warmer they can try raising a brood- a long shot, but worth a try.
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Yes..I didn't think to check the horses hay feeders for eggs and sure enough I found one while mucking the stall. The sumatra pullets roost high and one must have thought it was a cool nest. My dog had a ball with it throwing it in the air and digging in the snow for it.
     
  6. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] wonder if the horses had fun w/it, too?
     
  7. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I had two, scrambled them up for breakfast.
     
  8. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Another cracked and frozen under the hay feeder today...silly pullet.
     
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    yup...i get em.
     

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