The temps are below zero. I collect 2-3 times a day. No heat source in coop but plenty of hay, shavings, shredded newspaper. When the eggs freeze & crack I use a brick or a hoe to chop them open on the snow for the hens. I wont sell them because of bacteria or eat them ourselves. LATELY some off the hens have been eating eggs without my interference. Not always frozen. On nice days (18-25 degrees at noon) they do come out of the coop and scratch around in hay bales I laid on the snow in front of the coop. My question: Are they bored? or just plain hungry? They are being fed: Flock Raiser, BOSS, corn, house scraps, and reduced priced collard greens , tomatoes, lettuce, from the grocery store. They don't eat eggs during the spring through late fall. We are having a long hard winter. Any suggestions? will the habit continue during the rest of the year now??? Thank you.