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How do i keep my eggs from freezing this winter??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ..hi...will my eggs freeze this winter outside in the coop?...and also..in my duck hutch(which will be colder than my chicken coop)....the ducks and the chickens wont have any type of heating..or anything....thanks, Wendy
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it gets down in the teens they will begin to freeze. If your hen house is draft free and well built then hens will generate alot of heat and you will be surprised how warm the hen house can be compared to cold temps outside. Collect your eggs a couple times a day. You should be fine.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can also pad the lining of the nest boxes, I plan to use extra hay in there as the weather gets colder. As you know, eggs are at the hen's body heat when laid. I love watching the bloom dry on them![​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I try and collect mine 2 or 3 times a day, but I know that doesn't work if you have to be gone to work all day.
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks for the replys guys...[​IMG]..
     

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