gathering eggs in the winter months....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by strausie08, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. strausie08

    strausie08 New Egg

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    Hello.... I live in north central PA and the winters can get quite cold.... my hens (6 RI reds) are still producing about 4 eggs a day.... my question is this.... due to the cold weather, should any eggs I collect during these cold months go directly into the fridge since they have already been exposed to cold temperatures..? Vs. Keeping them on the counter, as I do in the normal "warm" months..... thanks for your time.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    This time of year the only changes that I made was to collect the eggs more frequently to keep them from freezing. I don't think that any storage changes are necessary. Any eggs that freeze and crack should be used quickly.
     
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  4. strausie08

    strausie08 New Egg

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    Ok...thanks for the reply. Haven't had any cracked or frozen yet....been on the lookout though.....due to work schedules and the hens laying schedule...we usually gather our eggs around 330 4 o'clock each day.... so far so good! thank you!
     

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