My eggs keep freezing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SassyKat6181, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    Western Mass
    I have a mini fridge on the front porch where I have kept the eggs to sell all summer. People can help themselves and put the money in the cash box. Now that the weather has cooled down (60's daytime - 40's nighttime) I have frozen about 4-5 dozen in the last few days. [​IMG] I have the fridge turned down as low as it will go without being off. How do you all sell eggs in the winter? This will be my first winter season. I was thinking about putting out a wireless doorbell and having them ring it when they want eggs. [​IMG]
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    your best options is to keep the mini frig inside your house, or keep them in your frig and have a bell to ring.... Unless you want to spend money on insulating your min frig from the cold weather.

    Best Wishes,
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    What she said!

    Those mini fridges will freeze just about everything. We have one in our back room. The room itself is NOT heated or cooled in anyway, so we have to take our chances with everything that we put in the fridge.

    I would just move it inside and have people ring a bell. Just let them know WHY you are doing this, some one might think that you are not trusting them to pay. May not but you never know.

    Good luck with sales. We don't get enough to sell, just enough for us so far. But we just started. [​IMG]
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Fresh eggs if not washed can be stored at room temperature for 2 weeks or more no problem. If they are washed, the protective coating is removed and the eggs must be refrigerated. If your customers have a problem buying unrefrigerated eggs, maybe print out information on the safety of fresh eggs unrefrigerated and post it. Skip the fridge altogether.

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