I live in upstate NY. In the winter I have to leave for work at 5:30 am and return at 5:30pm (ski center) The eggs are not laid that early so I can not gather them. Has anyone ever tried to very low heat the bottom of the nest box to prevent the eggs from freezing before I can gather them in the evening? I've never seen this mentioned. Perhaps a low watt bulb under the nest box just to keep the nest above 30 degrees. A heating pad set-up under the shavings?? Of course it can't be too warm, just to keep above freezing. Thanks. I do have a light on in early am so my girls may lay all winter, so far, so good. Still no drop in #'s of eggs from months ago.