My eggs are frozen...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by crtrlovr, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    and if it gets any colder, the ones from my chickens will be, too! [​IMG] It's not even officially winter yet, and it's in the single digits here in western Kentucky... [​IMG]
  2. Heck, I'd trade frozen eggs for the staggering LACK of eggs here. I've got 23 hens, and I'm getting one egg, every few days. dang birds! [​IMG]
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    wow! They really DID go on strike on you, didn't they? Even with this cold, I'm still getting at very minimum 12+, and usually more like 18-24. This is from a group of 30 full size girls, 3 Silkies, 3 frizzles (this spring's hatch), and 3 bantam OEGBs which has at least 2 of the full size girls molting right now, and one nearly naked Frizzle who also molted this same time last year. [​IMG] There are 7 new girls from a friend who had a nasty neighbor complain about her babies and she had to give them up. [​IMG]
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    give em some extra heat...millet and a suet cake.. might make them appreciate you more. [​IMG]
  5. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    I got 4 eggs today and every single one of them was frozen solid, cracking the shell. I tossed them out in the woods but they were so solid they BOUNCED
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    In truth, I've only gotten one frozen one thus far (it was laid outside on the ground, for whatever reason -- maybe someone was hogging the favorite nest spot AGAIN... [​IMG] ) and I brought it inside and put it on the stove. It thawed, and I mixed it in with some other eggs I was scrambling for the chickens. It looked completely normal after it thawed. The shell wasn't cracked, either. Last winter I did get some out of the nest boxes that were frozen, but they too thawed and I cooked them for the inside birds and/or the chickens.
  7. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Mine are frozen nearly every day now, but none of them have cracked yet (except one I squished in my coat pocket by accident) and they bake/cook just like the unfrozen ones. [​IMG] Maybe I just don't know any better. [​IMG]
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    when its this cold I give up hope of getting eggs that arent frozen. and Im only getting maybe 2 a day anyway from my EE's, the RIR went on winter strike weeks ago.
  9. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    When it's cold I add cayenne pepper to the feed. I don't know why it works but it does. a 1/2 teaspoon per pound of feed and the egg production comes back up to almost normal levels. I buy cayenne in bulk at the grocery store, keep a baggy in the top of the feed bin, two scoops of feed in the feeder, sprinkle some pepper, two more scoops, another sprinkle, it doesn't add but a few extra seconds to my feeding routine and we get eggs so it's worth it.
  10. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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