I'm new to chickens so bear with me. One of my girls started laying! Yay! We live in Northern Wisconsin and it is pretty chilly here, so I have started checking the nest boxes a few times a day, hoping to find some treasure; If one is laying, the other 6 should be starting anytime now too, as they are all about the same age. My question is, can very cold/frozen eggs be stored on the counter as long as they are unwashed and not cracked, or do they need to be refrigerated or kept frozen until ready to use? The four eggs I have gotten so far have no cracks and are spotless! If an egg freezes, does it usually crack?