Newbie Egg Question!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LadyHartman, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. LadyHartman

    LadyHartman Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 24, 2009
    Western Michigan
    This might seem silly, but how do you know if an egg is frozen? We've had a few really cold nights lately. Cold enough for the water to get a skim of ice on it. Since most of my birds lay really early in the morning I was concerned about the eggs freezing before I can get to them. Also, If they do freeze are they junk? Thanks. It's my first winter with chickens. [​IMG]
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    They are still good for baking or for scrambling.

    I make 4 egg runs a day to keep from having frozen eggs and also to remove temptation of any becoming egg-eaters. You might investigate the idea of the type of nest that funnels the eggs back thru a hole. On the other side of the hole, you could have a heat-pad plugged in and set on low. Should be just enough to keep them from freezing. One heat pad would do two nests. Simply unplug in warmer weather. Easier also to prevent egg eaters. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009

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