how long before they freeze - eggs in coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueheaven, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering. how long will it take for eggs to freeze in the coop when temps are around 25-30.

    my nest boxes are protruding from the coop and i leave the pop door open 24/7which is close to the nest boxes.
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    A long time. Eggs are not all water and will not freeze at the same point as water. Even down around 0F and only collecting once a day I didn't get all frozen eggs last year. It wasn't until we got well into the negatives that I had to put out a heat lamp over a nest box or I wouldn't get anything that wasn't an egg shaped ice rock.
     
  3. carolynb

    carolynb Chicken Kisser

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    I love your story blueheaven (on your BYC page)!! [​IMG]
     
  4. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info.

    story...thanks. so true so true. didn't know if anyone ever read it.

    ps..now i want a rooster and to breed chix. my husband just points his finger at me saying 'you only wanted 3 and now you have 8...'
    i just smile at him and fix a yummy egg!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So eggdicting!
     

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