We are in the midst of our first winter with chickens. It has been a learning experience for sure. Winter has proven the most nerve-wracking so far as new chicken owners. We have had some really bad days and some really miserable chickens a couple of times, but we are learning a lot and handling the challenges as they come. Since we work and can't be home all the time when it's crazy cold out, a lot of our eggs freeze and crack. We just let them thaw and then cook them up for a warm breakfast for the girls the next morning. They love it and I feel better that they are not going to waste. When it's this cold out, one of our chickens lays eggs with what looks like blood spots, but on the inside of the shell. Not sure what it is, but today's spotted, frozen, and cracked egg sure did make me feel like my girls really appreciate all the extra we are doing to keep them happy and healthy during the cold spells. Check it out...the egg white is leaking out of the crack as it thaws, but do you see the "blood spots" underneath? I see a smiley face, but it could just be that winter has gotten the best of me and my brain is frozen! HaHa! Hope you and your flocks are all staying warm this winter!