I'm hoping someone can put this question to rest as I can not find a concrete answer anywhere. I live in Indiana where it currently feels like 10 degrees outside. Inside my 4'x8' coop where my 10 hens roost I simply keep 2-60w bulbs at night to take the chill out of the air. Additionally they have a partition between this roosting room and the 3'x3' section that has the egg laying boxes where an additional 60w bulb is present to keep the eggs from freezing, as my daughters gather the eggs once a day in the evening after school activities. (Collecting multiple times a day is not an option.) During the summer we leave the unwashed eggs on the counter for display, and for lack of room in the fridge. My question is, during the winter evenings the eggs collected are cold (not frozen). Do I need to to keep them cold and place them in the fridge, or is it safe to continue placing them on the counter after they are already cold from the winter temps? My gut tells me to keep them cold, however I have read in other countries they never place them in the fridge even when it is cold outside.